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Mash-up (2018), performance, video projection, screen printed coloured glass, deep- fat fryer, potatoes


Mash-up involves an actress in the setting of a video installation. She rhythmically makes her way through a monologue premised on the style of street rap-battles, a type of rapping that often includes brash bragging and comical insults. The figure battles with herself and an anonymous audience. The potato is used as a repetitive motif within the installation. Clusters of potatoes are screen-printed on stained glass panels and the vegetable is used as a prop to be peeled, quartered and diced. Throughout the performance the potatoes are cooked in a deep-fat fryer with the violent sound quietly amplified through a speaker. The potatoes are cooked in fat for the duration of the performance and later served to the audience.

Produced during a residency at WORM, Rotterdam with additional support from Glaslab Den Bosch.

 
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