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"eat me!" for Thames Festival
Performance with bread

A performance for which I have cast my body in bread and invite the audience to eat it with me. The body is cut, or sometimes bitten off and shared amongst the audience. Eating it initiates a natural cycle – their bodies transform mine and symbolically reunite me with the environment. The Thames Festival audience responded with unbounded enthusiasm making it a combination of a 60’s happening, a public execution and a feeding frenzy.

Many themes were revealed in the pre event discussion: it subverts religious ritual, challenges our perceptions of a mundane material like bread, explores and transgresses the boundaries of the body, and engages all the senses. Please see news section for audience comments.

Photography by Tamany Baker.

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