iMelania is an audio-visual experience that takes place on your phone and desktop.
FRIDAY 29 APRIL
Set in a landscape of social distancing, social media, WhatsApp and Zoom calls, iMelania is an audio-visual experience that takes place on your phone and desktop.
Varjack-Lowry use Melania Trump as an avatar of an “acceptably” foreign woman, obscuring and questioning experiences of being foreign in post-Brexit Britain.
With the overwhelming nature of the global digital landscape, how do we use social media to engage with current affairs and connect? How do we use it to escape?
A playful, dizzying, online exploration between a duo of dual heritage women investigating borders and belonging.
Varjack-Lowry is a collaboration between artists Paula Varjack and Chuck Blue Lowry; merging skills derived from careers in filmmaking, theatre-making, and participation. They were chosen as one of six Barbican Open Lab 2019/20 artists and are also Associate Artists with The Pleasance.
Originally developed through the Barbican Open Lab Programme. Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England. Commissioned by Camden People’s Theatre. Developed at Quarterhouse Folkestone. Associate Artists with The Pleasance.
SATURDAY 30 APRIL
Ticket information and accessing
events in-person & online
This performance will take place online. The event takes place on the platform Gather Town, available for Mac and PC. It requires audience members to have a desktop/laptop and a mobile device to take part.
A link and any further access details will be sent to the email address you used to book one day ahead of the event.
Tickets are limited and Pay What You Decide.
Content warning: this production contains descriptions of European colonial violence.
Recommended age rating: 14+
Duration: approx. 2hrs