Carrieanne Vivianette: Freytag and Me (performance)

22 March - 22 March 2022

‘Freytag and Me’ celebrates the anti-consumerist, anti-aesthetic, androgynous philosophies of Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven - the ‘Dada Baroness’, (1874-1927).

This performance work is devised and delivered by Carrieanne Vivianette, and is the result of research into Freytag-Loringhoven’s unique art life: her own (recorded) thoughts, perceptions of her from others and a study, and fascination of her work as a poet, painter, costume designer, sculptor and performer.

It combines sound poetry, spoken word, improvisation & drama to re-interpret Freytag's ideas for a contemporary culture. It is physical and vocal. It might take unexpected turns. The piece includes text taken from the Baroness herself with original text and action from the devisor and performer.

This is the first of a series of research performances which will contribute to a final performance shown in Yorkshire venues later in the year.

Please come along and feel invited to share your thoughts through the artist’s contact page and social media channels.


22 March 2022 
12:00pm B Gallery, Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ
2:00pm Fine Art tutorial space (near G30/31), Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ

The performance is available to view by the public, please email to book a place. Staff and students of the University do not need to book a place.

Carrieanne VivianetteImage: Courtesy of Carrieanne Vivianette.

  • 22 March - 22 March 2022
  • Leeds Arts University, LS2 9AQ