.::: PROJECT DESCRIPTION :::.
A dinner table is planted in the middle of a space. So far, only two seats are occupied, but it is against the rules and regulations of a formal dinner to eat the food before everyone arrives.
‘’Asparagus’’ is a theatrical piece whose creation was based on the words TABLE and FOOD.
The dinner TABLE is normally the space where the private becomes public; a social space for co- existing and sharing and it does bear a strong resemblance with the theatrical space. What is there (on the table) is ready to be consumed by the spectator.
FOOD on the other hand is the material, the tool. Instead of being consumed, food becomes an element constantly transformed on stage. It becomes the storyteller; the personification of the people missing at the table; a language we use; as well as the symbol of anything with which we want to fill our body with.
The aim of the piece is to subvert the idea of a dinner party. By using food we explore what it means to have an insatiable appetite. As individuals, we carry expectations and disillusionments that make the fear of missing out (FOMO) a “disease” of the XXI century. Thus there is an urgent quest for fulfilment from these two main characters left alone on the stage. Through the food and the table, they will reveal their deepest desires in a humorous and absurd way.
.::: Presentations :::.
June 23th & 25th, 2016 | Theatre George Wood, Goldsmiths University of London | MA in Performance Making Final Shows Festival
October 21st, 2016 | Nunnery Gallery, London | Visions in the Nunnery
December 14th & 15th, 2016 | Spazio Teatro NO’HMA Teresa Pomodoro, Milan, IT | Premio Internazionale “Il Teatro Nudo” di Teresa Pomodoro
April 29th & 30th, 2017 / PAD (Performance Art Depot), Mainz, DE / International Festival of Performance Arts
.::: Reviews :::.
Allgemeine Beitung: “Paarungsverhalten zur Spargelzeit: Abschluss des Performance Festivals in Mainz” by Marianne Hoffman