BBS#5 – 23 October 2014

BEG, BORROW, STEAL #5 – Alter-Ego Maniacs


Thursday 23 October 2014 | 7.30pm | Arts Bar & Café, Toynbee Studios, London

£3 including a free drink

The 5th incarnation of BEG, BORROW, STEAL came in the form of a gathering of artists and their alter-egos for the audience’s entertainment and inquisition.

What is it that makes an alter-ego so appealing? Whether it’s Marcel Duchamp as Rrose Selavy or Cindy Sherman in one of her many guises, artists are often drawn to becoming ‘someone else’ or presenting a side of themselves not seen in daily life.

From dragging up to dressing down, via pseudonyms and second life, a multitude of artists who masquerade as others presented themselves in their multiple forms. Featuring performances, interviews, discussion and some mental gymnastics as performers and audience flitted between aliases; all were invited to interrogate the artists and their AKA personalities.


James Cawson
Eleanor Fogg
Daniel Oliver (introducing Harvey Harris)
Amelia Stubberfield

Curated and hosted by Laura Dee Milnes, Laura Em, Tony Jazz, Miss Nilsem, Donna Kebab & Chips and Dee MacDonald