Rachel Ara feat. Kay Le Seelleur, American Beauty (a Trump L'oeil) at The Barbican (24 May-14 October 2018)

Rachel Ara (TB-05) is exhibiting a newly commissioned work at The Barbican as part of its Level G programme of free installations until 14 October 2018.

American Beauty (a Trump L'oeil) featuring Kay Le Seelleur uses film, poetry, humour and CGI to create an incongruous image that references film history, utopian architecture and contemporary politics.

The iconic brutalist architecture of The Barbican becomes a glitch, a window through which we might catch a glimpse into our future. Visitors watch as an orange hairpiece dances in the wind in perpetuity around the Barbican Estate, echoing the iconic scene from Sam Mendes’s American Beauty.

The title itself a play on the phrase Trompe L’oeil - [Deceives the Eye]. More information at www.barbican.org.uk

Exhibition dates: Thursday 24 May-Sunday 14 October 2018
Free entry.
Level G, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS.