DECONSTRUCTED MUSA VELUTINA PANNA COTTA WITH ROSE PETAL JAM

A multimedia art project (performance, video, installation) by Christina Sarli and Katerina Psaradeli.

 

As a performance duo, Katerina Psaradeli and I staged an immersive, multi-sensory theatre – ‘Deconstructed Musa Velutina Panna cotta with Rose Petal Jam’ . We offered the audience intermittent bursts of visual, auditory, olfactory, gustatory and haptic sensory experiences.

 

The work includes a video projection and an installation of both edible and non-edible sculptures.  Nipples and breasts appear throughout the work as a reference to our first source of food. As these images appear in both the video and the real-space of the installation, lines are blurred between fiction and reality. The edible nipple-sculptures appear and are eaten in the video and are then offered by the performers to the audience as sensory stimulus to taste.

 

Utilising multi-media strategies and inter-modal perception, this work emphasises the close link between the five traditionally recognised senses. It explores the concept of art making and understanding as a kind of ‘tacit knowledge’ – knowledge which is difficult to pass on to others without their first-hand experience. Through this work, we explored new knowledge-sharing strategies based on multi-sensory engagement. In this way, the audience’s active involvement is paramount.

 

As the participants are fed the edible sculptures, memories, thoughts and feelings are aroused. We wanted our audience to experience a moment of realisation triggered by the influence of multi-sensory stimulus. The alternating sensory stimuli were curated in time to allow these realisations to unfold slowly, mirroring the flow of thought, memory, dreams and the subconscious.

 

Through a dialogue between performer, participant, visual and gustatory stimulus, the complex margins of conceptual art were brought into public space and experienced by the general public. This participatory, interactive approach tested the boundaries of the audience’s personal space and by inviting intimacy between the artists and the audience. This work celebrates excess and indulgence, encouraging participants to push through barriers to intimacy into a place of culinary pleasure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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DECONSTRUCTED MUSA VELUTINA (PINK BANANA) PANNA COTTA WITH ROSE PETAL JAM, multimedia performance, ASFA BBQ 15.09.2018  

Christina Sarli and Katerina Psaradeli

Eat me, edible sculptures, 2018

Christina Sarli

                   

 

 

Gridiness, dance performance by Katerina Psaradeli, ASFA BBQ 15.09.2018 

                   

video installation, ASFA BBQ 2018

Christina Sarli and Katerina Psaradeli

                   
       

Video and Installation, ASFA BBQ 2018, Christina Sarli and Katerina Psaradeli