|Laurie Anderson performing How to Yodel at Soup and Tart, the Kitchen Gallery, New York 1974. Image: Peter Moore.|
More Soup and Tart was a sell-out evening in the Barbican's main Theatre on April 15th, held in the spirit of artist Jean Dupuy's legendary 1974-5 Soup and Tart events at the Kitchen Gallery in New York. Audiences were served a light meal of homemade soup and tart, which was followed by a 'menu' of contributions by around 30 practitioners including Charles Atlas, Matta-Clark, Hannah Wilke, Arthur Russell, Steve Reich and Richard Serra. Each contribution lasted no longer than 2 minutes.
This re-imagined version keeps the format of the original: 2 minute contributions in the form of film and live performance from 33 of the most interesting practitioners across dance, art, music and film. The line-up featured Christian Marclay, Martin Creed, Simon Bookish, Ryan Styles, Mark Aerial Waller, Tai Shani, William Cheshire, Tom Woolner, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Walshe, Edwina Ashton, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Frauke Requardt, Mikhail Karikis, Rosemary Butcher, William Cobbing, Marcia Farquhar, Nicoletta Tiberini, Andrew Kotting, Sam Lee, Simon Vincenzi, Stewart Home, John Butcher, Tim Etchells, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Holly Slingsby, Marcia Farquhar, Jeremiah Day, Catalina Niculescu, Hilary Koob-Sassen, with a filmed contributions from Charles Atlas and Michael Clark. Live documentation by LuckyPDF.
Click this link for an amazing illustrated review of the evening by Amelia's Magazine.
See below for selected images of 'More Soup and Tart' (all images courtesy of Felix Clay)...
|Audiences drinking soup before the performance begins|
|Mikhail Karikis, Introductions|
|Edwina Ashton, Lobster Song / Lobster Singing|
|Stewart Home, Spam Turned Upside Down|
|Nicoletta Tiberini, Sounding Poem|
|Ryan Styles, Profiles II|
|Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), 2'00" The Movie|
|Marcia Farquhar, Mothball|
|Simon Bookish, Dot Museum|
|Frauke Requhardt, Episode|
|Jeremiah Day, Untitled|
|Rosemary Butcher, One Island|
|Jennifer Walshe, G.L.O.R.I.|
|Holly Slingsby, Minotaur in a China Shop: Golden Calf Version|
|John Butcher, Pure Bristle|
|Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, 7 Year Itch|
|Tom Woolner, An Early Episode from the Life of Archimboldo|
|Penny Arcade, Homage to Hannah Wilke: Avant-garde denotes a time period, it is not a style.|
|Dog Kennel Hill Project, Death Scene 347|
|Sam Lee, Folk Song|
|Tai Shani, To Dream and Die in America - A Trailer|
|Tim Etchells, And Counting|
|Christian Marclay Smash Hits, 1991|
|Simon Vincenzi Naked Singularity (as part of Operation Infinity)|
|William Cobbing, Mobile Home|