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Autobiographical Food #3 - Emma Bolland and Leo Kay
Sat 9 July 2016, 17:00 – 19:00 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.
Emma Bolland and Leo Kay 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).
Emma Bolland is an artist and writer whose work plays with the intersections of autobiography and fiction, and the ambiguities of memory. She works across disciplines, currently focusing on writing, film, voice, and drawing. She has artists' books in collections in Tate Britain, the V&A, and The Saison Poetry Library, and claims to make a good cake.
Leo Kay is a performer and theatre maker who's work sits between theatre and live-art with a focus on autobiographical performance. Leo is Artistic Director and founding member (alongside producer Anna Smith) of London based company Unfinished Business. They create original work with an emphasis on process, ritual, intimacy, dialogue and unexpected interaction between artist and audience.
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.