A Girl and A Gun (work in progress)

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Dates and Times

9 October 2014 to 9 October 2014 at 9pm

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Ticket information

£10 / 8

Book Tickets

Part of Calm Down, Dear : a festival of feminism

  • Spend the evening at CPT and take advantage of our double bill ticket offer – see two shows for just £18! Catch Women's Hour at 7.30pm along side A Girl and A Gun.
  • See three shows throughout the festival for just £25.50 with our bargain festival pass.

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A work-in-progress performance presented by Louise Orwin
16+

"All you need to make a movie is a girl and a gun" – Jean-Luc Godard

Last year, Louise started noticing girls and guns everywhere. She obsessed over them on YouTube, marvelled at them in pop videos, felt a bit disgusted about them in video games, and tried not to see them in hardcore porn. She began to wonder what it was about that coupling that was so attractive. And she wondered whether Godard was right. Maybe you could help her out…  

Following on from last year's Calm Down, Dear headliner Pretty Ugly, this is a work-in-progress showing of a new project by Louise Orwin. It will be raw, it will be unsteady and it will be full of questions. There might also be some Beyonce, Nancy Sinatra, sequins galore, ridiculous prop guns and some live filmmaking. Oh and you. You will be part of it. It will ask where we draw the line, when we should stop laughing, and when to look away.

"Genuinely urgent and deeply necessary. It demands, and deserves, to be seen.' ★★★★★ Exeunt on Pretty Ugly.

About the artist

Louise Orwin is an London-based live artist working in performance, video and photography. She creates work which conveys a preoccupation with the female body and its conception and reception within popular culture. She is preoccupied with liveness, awkwardness, femininity and masochism- but above all, she likes to have fun. 

@louiseorwin | www.louiseorwin.com

A Girl And A Gun is a Contact 'Flying Solo' commission, supported by MC Amsterdam, The Albany and Camden People's Theatre.

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