STASIS | REBA MAYBURY | KARI ROBERTSON | NADIA HEBSON | PAUL KINDERSLEY | ALANA FRANCIS | PHOEBE MCELHATTON | LUCY AYLIFFE | ELI SAMUELS
17 March - 14 April 2018
A particularly virulent type of woman in business is one called “Machiavellian Mary”
…This style denotes a superficially agreeable, yet ruthless, self-focused, and false individual. Machiavellian Mary is “mean business.” She kills “buy-in” from key stakeholders— the employees who are the face and backbone of the business. Her authoritarian style poisons the working environment that could otherwise nourish new ideas. Hers is a “topdown” communication style—one that promotes a culture of dishonesty and fear.
Yet, Machiavellian Mary often rises to high-level positions. Why? Because she plays well in the “male” game of pyramidal hierarchies. She knows how to be pleasing to those on top and how to control and step on-and-over those below… 1
Kingsgate Project Space will be transformed into an office boardroom and become a stage for a series of performances and interventions. The space will change throughout the month as artists disrupt, confront and alter the set, calling into question the behaviours, language and structures of current working environments.
Photos by Tim Bowdtch