Machiavellian Mary

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.

at Kingsgate Project Space

Reba Maybury, STASIS, Eli Samuels, Nadia Hebson, Kari Robertson, Alana Francis, Lucy Ayliffe, Phoebe McElhatton, Paul Kindersley

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.

Kingsgate Project Space

Opening Times
Preview: Friday 16 March, 6-9pm
17 March - 14 April 2018
Thursday to Saturday, 12-6pm

Where
Kingsgate Project Space
Kingsgate Workshops Trust, 110-116 Kingsgate Road,
London
NW6 2JG