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Delaine Le Bas

delainelebas

Multimedia Artist / Her installations involve embroidery, painting, drawing, sculpture, found objects, and video / Deals with issues of exclusion, identity, stereotypes, untold histories, misrepresentation, gender, and being the Other 

The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture, 2018

Gender and Romani descent define Delaine Le Bas’s distinctive practice. Both alone and with her late husband Damian Le Bas, she has been creating DIY costumes, proposing a female shaman-like character or a Roma Passionaria, painting large-scale expressionistic gestures in immersive environments, fabricating or appropriating dolls, rags, flags, graffiti symbols like crosses and hearts—all elements of a syncretic universe that is explosive and ever-expanding. Her Romani Embassy and her Gypsy Couture mock the cultural, political, social, and economic establishments that Romani historically disassociate from. She is the personification of the wandering Roma, the trickster of the settled and the petite bourgeoisie, the nemesis of our comfort and trivial aesthetics. Delaine Le Bas in her Gypsy Couture acts like a contemporary Fury, an anti-Vivienne Westwood, a true counterculture icon, unclassified and elusive, haunting the European conscience.

📷Nysos Vasilopoulos

#roma #gypsy #punk #counterculture #feminism #rebel #gypsycouture #TheHouseOf LeBas #LeBasArchiveAndCollection #RomaniEmbassy
Fri 26 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture, 2018
by
Delaine Le Bas

TTT building, 3rd floor

She is the personification of the wandering Roma, the trickster of the settled and the petite bourgeoisie, the nemesis of our comfort and trivial aesthetics. Delaine Le Bas in her Gypsy Couture acts like a contemporary Fury, an anti-Vivienne Westwood, a true counterculture icon, unclassified and elusive, haunting the European conscience.

Sat 27 Oct 2018
20:00 - 21:00
Performance
The House of Le Bas Gypsy Couture, 2018
by
Delaine Le Bas

TTT building, ground floor

She is the personification of the wandering Roma, the trickster of the settled and the petite bourgeoisie, the nemesis of our comfort and trivial aesthetics. Delaine Le Bas in her Gypsy Couture acts like a contemporary Fury, an anti-Vivienne Westwood, a true counterculture icon, unclassified and elusive, haunting the European conscience.