BÉTON BRUTE by Rachael Clerke
19:30 | CUBE Microplex, Dove St S, Avon, Bristol BS2 8JD | £10: General, £8: Concession
TONIGHT! Somewhere in a great European megacity, somewhere on the cusp of a new era, a middle-aged architect hosts the last ever episode of life-as-we-know-it. And let’s face it: when it comes down to it, it’s just portland cement, water, aggregate, air and the proletariat VS The Man.
A satirical drag eulogy for a world past its use-by-date.
Hosted by washed up default man/proto-god figure Archibald Tactful, and accompanied by anti-virtuoso drag king punk house band The Great White Males – Béton Brute is a gratuitously sleazy and joyfully noisy critique of alpha-masculinity and the built environment.
‘Eric Pickles meets Pussy Riot. Phenomenal polemic against penis-propelled planning.’
‘excellent…more performance like this please – louder louder louder’
‘like a concrete kiss’
Rachael Clerke is a young woman artist based in Bristol who likes dressing up as wealthy older men. Her last show How to achieve redemption as a Scot through the medium of Braveheart featured Alex Salmond, Mel Gibson and Donald Trump and won the Ideastap Underbelly Award in 2014.