Food For Thought (2007 & 2011)
- my first live art project
Food For Thought
OCTOBER 2011 – DEPTFORD X MAIN PROGRAMME - A VACANT RAILWAY ARCH, DEPTFORD
MAY 2007 - A DIS-USED RESTAURANT, LIVERPOOL CITY CENTRE
Food For Thought was a response to the images, information and subconscious messages we are fed through the media. Constantly exposed to diet tips, exercise plans, plastic surgery makeover stories and make up adverts we are encouraged to become walking decorative items. Appearance is key, or so we are led to believe.
Originally presented in 2007 as a site-specific live art experiment in a derelict restaurant in Liverpool, the piece reflected and commented on the portrayal of women in the media; our obsession with body image, diets and the butchering of the natural female form through plastic surgery.
This was my first ever live art project and included finding and clearing a vacant building, installing installations, making video, making food and drinks to tie in with the event theme and devising different performance art which would run for the whole evening.