An interactive experience unlike any other. Be challenged by Wet’s radically experimental fusion of art and life
From the overlooked and underappreciated perspective of Jackson Pollock’s wife, Lee Krasner, Wet displays with stunning vividness the life of an equally radical and brilliant painter. She, like many female artists throughout history, was condemned to her husband's shadow.
Unravelling the hidden barriers women face in the contemporary art world, internationally renowned artist Concha Vidal explores uses her body as a canvas with mesmerising intensity.
This examination of the taboos of love, resentment and the frustrations of the creative process, this powerfully raw performance shifts the act of painting into a physically driven cathartic ritual. Wet is a scream. It’s a dance, an exclamation mark, a question that begins in the body and extends into the History of art.
Wet examines what it means to be a female artist dismissed by a society that celebrates the male gaze. With her complex blend of theatre, performance art, dance and modern history, Concha VIdal cuts incisively into the sexism of the art world.
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Concha Vidal has been creating artfor international audiences for over 12 years. She studied fine arts at UB Barcelona and, while originally a painter, her practice has evolved beyond the canvas. Her unique, interdisciplinary style is reminiscent non-narrative, immersive theatre as blends together video, audience participation and performance art. This multimedia expertise is driven by the desire to represent poetic actions in which the soul will inevitably be transformed by.
This is not the only work Concha Vidal will be presenting at the 2019 Fringe. Her other pience perfoirmed at C venues, Hair of the Wild, performed at C at SESH Haridressing nigthly at 8pm, is a site specific performance in a working barbershop. An unnerving and raw investigation into the stories hair hides, Hair of the Wild is a surreal tumble into the subconscious and an experience not to be missed.
Listings Information Venue C viva, 130 George Street/Charlotte Square, venue 16 Dates 9-26 Aug (not 19) Time 14:00 (0hr30) Ticket prices £8.50-£10.50 / concessions £6.50-£8.50 / under 18s £4.50-£6.50 C venues box office 0131 581 5555 / www.CtheFestival.com/2019/wet Fringe box office 0131 226 0000 / www.edfringe.com
For further information, images and interview availability please contact Concha Vidal at Concha Vidal (Mallorca) on +34 651 727 507 / email@example.com or the C venues press office on