For one night only! 30 of the most exciting artists working across visual art, film, music, dance and theatre at The Barbican – More Soup and Tart – Friday 15th April 2011

For one night only! 30 of the most exciting artists working across visual art, film, music, dance and theatre each give a two-minute performance that follows a light dinner of soup and tart, in the spirit of Jean Dupuy’s legendary 1974–75 events at The Kitchen, New York.

Line up of artists include:
Bad-girl performance art legend Penny Arcade; pioneering artist Christian Marclay, whose work explores the connections between visual and audio cultures; Turner Prize-winning artist Martin Creed; investigatory pop/electronic composer and performer Simon Bookish and the spectacular contemporary dance choreographer Frauke Requardt.

Artist Edwina Ashton whose work includes illustration, film and home-made insect costumes also contributes along with mime artist and alternative drag scene favourite Ryan Styles; visual artist/fantastical performance-maker Tai Shani; artist and film-maker Mark Aerial Waller and dance and performance collective Dog Kennel Hill Project.

Also performing is artist and founder of makeshift troupe ‘The Archimboldo Singers’ Tom Woolner; composer, performer and visual artist Jennifer Walshe; audio visual artist Vicki Bennett (People Like Us); genre-challenging artist and musician Mikhail Karikis; dancer, choreographer and icon of the UK’s dance scene Rosemary Butcher.

The night also includes works by sculptor/performer and installation video artist William Cobbing; performance artist Holly Slingsby; performance sound and video artist and object maker Marcia Farquhar; acclaimed film-maker, artist and writer Andrew Kotting, artist Jeremiah Day whose work spans photography, installation and storytelling; and collaborative performance duo Lucy Beech and Edward Thomasson.

Also just announced are award-winning folk singer Sam Lee; counter-cultural writer Stewart Home, experimental composer and saxophonist John Butcher; theatre director, choreographer and designer Simon Vincenzi; artist, writer and artistic director of cult experimental theatre company Forced Entertainment Tim Etchells, text, song, sculpture, film and performance-maker Hilary Koob-Sassen and live documentation from LuckyPDF.

Plus a special filmed contribution from Michael Clark and video artist Charles Atlas, who was a participant in the original Soup and Tart.


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About Mark Westall

Mark Westall is the founder and editor of FAD magazine, a curation of the world’s most interesting culture, and Creative Director of FAD Agency, a strategy & creative agency working with brands to solve business problems using cultural tools. In 2008 following his passion for art he founded what has grown to become FAD magazine. FAD magazine is internationally recognized as a key figure within the emerging and contemporary art world, and has been selected as official partner by organizations as diverse as Moniker Art Fair, START, Volta and Christie’s. In addition Mark is a columnist for City Magazine.

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