You are what you eat (2019) Performance with Beth Bramich, approx 35 minutes.
I do not publish videos or sound recordings of performances. On this page I have described the sequence of events in the performance, to accompany the images.
The full performance dialogue is available as a pdf download below. The text makes explicit reference to eating disorders and laxative abuse.
We dressed each other in the clothing exhibited in the show
We read the citation on the coat in unison
The performance was divided into five acts. To announce the next act, I unfurled scrolls with the title, which were attached to the tabard Beth was wearing.
I read the narrative sewn on
Beth's sleeve. Beth spoke any
direct citations in the text.
For any errors in the citations, Beth spoke the usually silent [sic] and I revealed a cross-stitch [sic] hidden under the silk flap on the front of my tabard
Two thirds of the way through the performance Beth read a list of the foods I would like to eat if I had intestines made of glass. While this list was read, Carolina and Katie from Jupiter Woods emerged from the kitchen wearing red arrow gloves and carrying trays of buttered toast, which was handed to the audience.
How deep is your love
It has to be baby plum
Food is a convenient metaphor for existence
Cheese of the soul
Hands and desire
Archive visit to Bath Fashion Museum