Picture This


British Museum, London [2017]

‘Picture This’ was created by performance makers Grace Lambert and Noemi Gunea, who collaborate to create work which reveals current political and social issues through movement. This durational performance was a mischievous response to the ‘American Dream’ exhibition at the British Museum, and explores the effects of advertising and consumer culture by playfully embodying well known artworks from pop artists Roy Liechtenstein, Andy Warhol and Robert Rauschenberg. The audience were presented with two modern American statues in front of the Nereid monument, and were asked to choose between three short live art pieces. These choreographies were performed in a loop for three hours, driving the performers into exhaustion, and magnifying the pressure and objectification exercised on their bodies.