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Autobiographical Food #2 - Sheila Ghelani and Jennifer Booth
Sat 9 July 2016, 12:00 – 14:00 BST
Invisible Flock have invited artists to prepare dishes live from recipes based on personal stories in a Ready, Steady, Cook style set up with Terry O’Connor as master of ceremonies, during two hours of eating and sharing.
Jennifer Booth and Sheila Ghelani will prepare meals that they feel represents a story from their lives - it might be to do with their artistic practice or something else entirely. Invisible Flock will help cook these dishes live while Terry leads a discussion about autobiographical practice.
The event intends to open up a dialogue around how much of ourselves we put into our practice, when this tips the work/life balance and around care for ourselves in the industry.
The event will result in sharing the prepared dishes with the audience.
The event is not suitable for children under 12 years old
Terry O'Connor is one of the six founding members of Forced Entertainment and has also established an independent body of performance work as a performer and theatre maker. Performing with artists including Dogs in Honey (UK), Jerome Bel (Fr), Richard Maxwell and the New York City Players (USA), Tim Crouch (UK) and Meg Stuart and Damaged Goods (Be).
Sheila Ghelani is an artist whose work spans performance, installation, participatory event and moving image. She is interested in the relationship between art and science with particular focus on hybridity and the practice of medicine and care. Her current project Elemental is a quartet of works exploring Sulphur, Atmospheric Forces, Breath and Flow.
Jennifer Booth is a Sheffield based artist, photographer, visual anthropologist and education tinker who adopts an anthropological, archaeological & allegorist approach to exploring the human condition. She utilises installation, moving image and photographic media: including analogue & digital processes in her practice.
This event was first commissioned as part of START, an Artist Led Development Programme by Invisible Flock and Compass live Art, with it’s first iteration at Sheffield Theatre Workshop with Bobby Baker and Selina Thompson.