Miriam Elia – A Therapy Session for Unhappy Artworks | TateShots



We invited comedian Miriam Elia to present a personal take on the Rodchenko & Popova exhibition at Tate Modern.

The result is this sketch. As Miriam explains: ‘Shapes featuring in Russian Constructivist paintings often suffer from anxiety disorders, distress and problems relating to other shapes. This short film is an extract from a longer sequence of therapy sessions, where shapes from Popovas paintings made a positive decision to try and develop a workable relationship. Their natural asymmetry had led to almost irreconcilable differences, and it was a HUGE step forward to even have them sitting in the same room.’

Miriam Elia is a fully qualified AAC (asymmetrical abstractshape counsellor), who trained at the London College of Varying Degrees. She is also a stand-up comedian, and a contributor to BBC Radio 4s Arturart.

Contains strong language.

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