To want to be what you are (2018)

life/forms 1.0|To want to be what you are
Performance & workshop,
Publication double-page feature in zine.
at Chisenhale Studios, 5 August, 2018
life/forms. Curated by Lucy Cowling

Orchids are as sexy and seductive as they are intelligent and manipulative. They can mimic other flowers or pollinators to effectively lure in insects and reproduce — but it is not easy to be the very best at this job...

Orchids that want to learn masterclass tips for successful mimicry and seduction are welcome to come along to this live teaser led by Anna Frijstein. Learn tricks of the trade on the road to success!

Masterclass sessions will run between 14:00 - 14:30 and 17:00 - 17:30 only. Human visitors can bring along their own orchid participant, if you so happen to have one on your kitchen window sill, office reception or comparable desk/shelf.

This event is part of life/forms. The series continues with:
life/forms 2.0 | Königin der Nacht at Kunstraum, Sunday 2 September with an interactive installation by Johannes Büttner and Bastian Hagedorn.

life/forms 3.0 | Wild Combination at Flat Time House, Sunday 16 September with a workshop led by Lou Lou Sainsbury.

life/forms 4.0 | at PEAK, Sunday 21 October with a movement class and performance by Rachel Cheung, led by Piedad Albarracin Seiquer.

The series is accompanied by a publication, which will be available as a free take-home and can also be viewed and downloaded via It is designed to be read in 'two page view'.

Many thanks to Lucy Cowling
Kindly supported by the Goldsmiths Alumni and Friends Fund.