‘Handle with care/ Soup’ was performed during Sounding out festival of performance art organized by Northern Lights Project in Derry, Northern Ireland. During the performance, the audience assisted the performer in her preparation of a soup. Microphones and amplifiers offered a deeper sensation of the sounds emerging from the cooking process.
‘Handle with care’ (2) was performed during BIFPA 2020 (curated by Brian Connolly) in Ulster University , Belfast. ‘Handle with care’ is a performative experiment upon the cooking process of pan cakes. I am interested to the creation of sound and its experimental and ontological aspects. The work aims to challenge the politics of our everyday life, our handling of objects and tools, the process-based nature of food and cooking as creative event. The aim is to create a synergistic performative experience among participants that will activate their interactivity, sensitivity and multi-sensory com-presence.
Participants were blindfolded prior entering the performance space so that their sense of hearing and touch was heightened. Participants were asked to be part of a chain of cooking process. At the end pancakes are served and shared among each other. Handle with care (2) would like to be understood in reference to Relational Aesthetics Theory (N. Bourriaud) as a means of reinventing socially constructed boundaries.