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Eating secret (at The Roundhouse)

Eating secret (at The Roundhouse)

Smith, Caroline (2009) Eating secret (at The Roundhouse). [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.

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Additional Information: © (Photo) 2009 JET for DIVA
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eating Secret, The Roundhouse, Live art, Performance art, 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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