Blurring the lines between live art, dance, theatre and fine art, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein explores representations of women, looking at ways in which social media and consumerism have redefined how we relate to the female body, one’s ‘true self’ and public shaming.
In this irreverent phenomenon of music, dance and ‘witch-bitch’ ritual, The Famous plunges into the ghostly underworld of popular culture, seeking, as she puts it, ‘the real me, the pure me, behind this soiled shroud of promiscuity.’
Pulling from the myth of Medusa, Nicki Minaj and her own legendary self(ie), The Famous examines pop culture’s take on the ‘female monster’. Expect visual overload and risk-taking from this raw, timely and uncomfortably hilarious interdisciplinary performance.
Fierce Says: We heart The Famous. We’ve wanted to bring her back to Brum ever since her infamous dozen eggs performance back in 2011, so we’re thrilled to be commissioning this major new performance. Think American Idol vs Marina Abramovic and you’re not far off…
Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts. Supported using public funds by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, and by PACT Zollverein, Kone Foundation and the Barbican.
Notorious is included in the Fierce Weekend Pass which can be purchased here.
Created by The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein
Associate Artist Krista Vuori
Collaborators Krista Vuori and Brogan Davison
Design by David Curtis-Ring
Produced by Sally Rose
Lighting design by Martin Langthorne
Production Manager Hannah Moore
Company Stage Manager Chloe Dorato
Marketing and Producing Assistant Molly Giles
Company Production Assistant Lóa Björk
Dramaturg Eirini Kartsaki
Development by In Company Collective
Make up by Thom Shaw
Press by Mobius
Commissioned by Fierce and Attenborough Centre for the Creative Arts