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Eating secret (at Art Depot)

Eating secret (at Art Depot)

Smith, Caroline (2009) Eating secret (at Art Depot). [Show/Exhibition]

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As part of her new one-woman performance, Eating Secret, Smith transforms herself into Mertle - a 1950s housewife - who encourages strangers to confess their peculiar eating habits. The stories range from hilarious to downright strange. The secrets are disclosed by audience members in one-to-one sessions just before going on stage. Once there, the secrets ingested in private are "regurgitated" in a monologue - using the secret-teller's own words - usually as part of a spoof cooking demonstration inspired by Mertle's idol, forgotten 50s celebrity chef, Elizabeth Craig.

Art Depot - Mertle collected 30 secrets at Arts Depot for Depot Untapped. She found herself in the cleaning cupboard, which became her Mobile Eating Secret Station (the MESS) for a weekend at the start of May. She cleaned. She collected. She served up the secrets in a pudding demonstration.

Caroline Smith is a practicing artist, Principal Lecturer and a Teaching Fellow of Creative Writing, Journalism and Media Writing programmes at University of Greenwich [2012].

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: © 2009 Author (Photo)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Art depot, Live art, Performance art, Eating secret, Depot Untapped, Food
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Communications & Creative Arts
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:12

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