Helen Benigson

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02.08.14 - 02.08.14
14.00 (live rehearsals at 11.00)
In a new site-specific live performance, Helen Benigson AKA Princess Bellsize Dollar explores ideas of weight, body and sculpture as five female weightlifters lift weights alongside the large-scale sculptures of YSP’s loan collection, including Barbara Hepworth's The Family of Man (1970).

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Each performer is accompanied by a specially designed soundtrack featuring recordings from weightlifting classes, and by the amplified sounds of their own physical exertion. Within the public context of YSP, the performers take on a sculptural presence as visitors watch them at all angles in a theatrical spectacle both fictional and absurd.

Born in 1985 and based in London, Benigson is a video artist and rapper whose interdisciplinary practice includes performance, video installation, printmaking, text, sound and music. Benigson’s work has been shown both internationally and in the UK in exhibitions at Tate Modern; Centre for Contemporary Art, Tel Aviv; the University of Creative Arts, Farnham; and the Irma Stern Museum, Cape Town, among others. Benigson is currently an Associate Artist at LUX.


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This looks brilliant. We will definitely be coming to YSP for this event and performance. Many thanks
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