Marlon Brando having a shower in an art gallery in Camden may not be a sight you ever expected to see - that is, until you visit Nina Mae Fowler’s new exhibition at Cob Gallery.
An ambitious site-specific installation shows Brando having a shower in preparation for his performance in the 1951 film version of A Streetcar Named Desire, interrogating ideas of the macho in Hollywood’s golden age. Fowler said that she was inspired to create the piece after watching a 2015 documentary, Listen to Me Marlon, about the star. “I was taken by what a complicated person he was, and the effect his acute paranoia had on his family and those around him,” she says. “I wanted to create an experience which makes people think about the power of film and fame.”