GOSIE VERVLOESSEM doing RECIPES FOR DISASTER: THE MAGAZINE AND TUPPERWARE PARTY
WHEN // WHERE // DURATION // LANGUAGE
Saturday – 13.00 runs until 16.00 // Durational // Njálsgata 19, 101 RVK // English
ABOUT THE WORK
Recipes for Disaster: The Magazine and Tupperware Party is an open workshop that cooks up some crucial questions about classification and control: How do we cope with chaos in our daily lives? How to free ourselves from the quarantine of our own bathroom? How to argue for a messy and less sterile life in times of Ebola? While tasting, cooking and partying together, the idea that everything can be nicely stored and hygienically put away gets slowly broken down.
Creation and development: Gosie Vervloessem
Production: wpZimmer (Antwerp)
Co-production: workspace (Brussels), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Apass (Brussels) with support from the Flemish Community Commission (VGC, Brussels), Recyclart (Brussels)
Coach for the making of the magazine: Tine Van Aershot
Dramaturgy: Einat Tuchman
Withover help from: Naomi Kerkhove, Wendy Van Wynsberghe
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Gosie Vervloessem is a performer/filmmaker. Under the name ‘Domestic Science Club’ Gosie experiments with the laws of physics for domestic use. Her work focuses on observing natural phenomena and asking questions about it. “Everything seems so logic, but what is the logic behind it?” The first stage of the attempt to understand the underlying laws is the re-creating of the phenomena as a miniature/a scale model. But how real can a scale model be and what is its status? In 2014 the focus of Vervloessem’s work shifted to eating, digestion and indigestion. It resulted in lecture cum performances and open labs about fermentation, bacteria, slow processes, invisible friends and foes, and about safety and control in the kitchen.
Recently Vervloessem’s work got invaded by the Japanese knotweed. This plant became a starting point for an exploration of invasive alien species and how we deal with them. Recently Vervloesem engaged in collecting recipes, stories, manuals for experiments that were the result of performances, open labs, workshops in a magazine ‘Recipes for Disaster’.