Dates and Times
Thu 21 March 2019 at 8pm
Part of Sprint Festival 2019, CPT’s annual festival of adventurous new performance, running Tuesday 5 – Sunday 24 March.
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Presented by Anna Marie Synstad Simonsen, Frankie Thompson and Elizabeth Parker
“I think it’s a fact that within consumer culture, the woman as an image is used as the interface between the consumed object and the consumer. [..] She’s at the site of that exchange between what we want and what we can get.” – Martin Crimp
Forbruker : Consumer
Forbruker places a female clown (Frankie Thompson) into the world of consumer culture. Through mime, lip-sync and general idiocy she battles her way through distinctive branding and absurdity. However, behind the illusion of harmless fun, the piece explores the role of the female body in the world of advertising and the exploitation of insecurity and loneliness to sell new products.
A bittersweet taste of the simultaneous danger and innocence of advertising.
About the company
Forbruker is a collaboration between Anna Marie Synstad Symonsen, Elizabeth Parker and Frankie Thompson, three artists working in South East London. Between them their work has spun across genres, from clown to spoken word. Their work is united by a mutual interrogation into the experience of womanhood in the world today.