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Rachel Mars: FORGE

Open Lab Showcase

A person in a grey jumper is using a power tool on metal staging as sparks fly around them.

This interrogative performance with live on-stage metalwork considers people’s behaviour at sites of traumatic events and how best to remember these histories.

Rachel Mars reveals her latest project exploring memorial tourism. Taking the stealing of the Dachau concentration camp gates as her starting point and reflecting on her own identity as a queer Jewish woman.

The Open Lab Showcase presents work-in-progress performances by emerging and mid-career artists following a period of research and development at the Barbican as part of the Open Lab Programme.

40 mins plus Q&A, no interval
Age guidance 12+

Presented by the Barbican

Supported by the Romilly Walton Masters Award with additional support from the Noël Coward Foundation.

Barbican Open Lab supported by Arts Council England

FORGE has been developed through the Barbican Open Lab programme, with seed funding from The Junction Cambridge, an MCG Futures Bursary, and public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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