Photo: Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis, RELIC, London International Mime Festival, image credit Miltos Athanasiou
Masked and costumed like an outlandish doll, Euripides Laskaridis takes care of the chores in a makeshift room with sublime insouciance and surreal glamour. Grappling with ideas of transformation and ridicule, he tests our acceptance of the incongruous and unfamiliar to the limit.
Conjuring magic from mundane materials in a strikingly eccentric solo piece with echoes of cabaret, slapstick and vaudeville, he is at once entertaining and tragic.
The charismatic Greek artist presents unflinching work that challenges perceptions and reflects changes in society. In Relic, he ‘swipes at many issues around bodies, gender and conformity’ (Irish Times).
As part of London International Mime Festival the Barbican will be welcoming Greek company Euripides Laskaridis / Osmosis’ show Relic in Jan / Feb 2017.
Duration: 45 mins/no interval
Age guidance: 14+
Tickets: £18 + fee
2 February: Post-show talk
Free to same-day ticket holders
Presented by the Barbican in association with London International Mime Festival.
Co-produced by Athens & Epidaurus Festival and Osmosis.
London EC2Y 8DS