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The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein & Alethea Raban: Splat! Graphic Book Launch

Photo by Alethea Raban

7.30pm. Free (RSVP essential to Please note this event contains nudity and adult content and is not suitable for under 14s.

is a story about The Famous – part-time sex object, part-time flailing mess, a recklessly imperious, questionably intelligent, adorably detestable, pop-performance-star.

Splat! is a story about a sheltered young girl who, everyday, cares for her father and their little cottage, until she births her inner monstrous vagina-beast and then some stuff happens.

Splat! is a story about Bambi’s birth, sexual awakening/rape and subsequent hunt, hang, butcher, until Bambi herself gets hungry and eats a burger.

Splat! is a story about trying to become the ultimate female victim but it’s just too hard/boring/expensive, so The Famous has be dragged off the page.

Splat! is actually a really poorly-constructed story because there are too many things going on and none of them ever get resolved.

Splat!, a collaboration between The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein and Alethea Raban, is a graphic novel adaptation of the performance Splat! by The Famous, which premiered at the Barbican as the opening for SPILL Festival of Performance 2013. 

The Famous will be officially releasing Chapter 1 on 21 May, but will show a sneak-peak of the rest of the novel at the launch! There will be limited editions prints of the artwork on sale.

We will also be joined by spectacular artist Julia Bardsley for an in-conversation with the authors.

The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein is an Artsadmin Associate Artist. 


Date and time

21 May 2015

Please note
This is now a past event.


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