‘A multi-sensory participatory performance involving food, inspired by George Bellas Greenough, (1778 – 1855), a geologist and a founder of the Geological Society of London, and Jules Verne’s Journey to the Centre of the Earth. Using themes of geology and the uniqueness of the particular London location (Kensal Green cemetery) as the core concept, the performance aims to explore the space beyond the visible, through an intriguing dialogue between sensory impressions and our imagination’s ability to elaborate and construct inner worlds. Every participant will therefore become an explorer along the journey of their own imagination.
Concept/Art Direction: Tereza Stehliková
Key contributors: Lucy Lyons, Larissa Lily, Michael Isted, Josh Ward, Dany Teixeira, Nevra Topcu, Billur Turan, Ellie Doney, Vaugn Tan
The performance will happen within the context of Open Senses weekend (20-21 May 2017) (http://www.opensenses.org) a London wide festival dedicated to the senses, as well as Wormwood project, a 100 day residency at Dissenters Gallery, in collaboration with poet Steven J Fowler.
Location: Dissenters Gallery, London, http://dissentersgallery.com/
Tereza Stehlíková is an artist working primarily in moving image. She holds a PhD from the Royal College of Art, where she researched the tactile language of film. She is currently engaged in a cross-disciplinary research, exploring how moving image can be used to capture and communicate multi-sensory experience and embodied memory.Stehlikova is also a senior lecturer at the University of Westminster and a research coordinator at the RCA. She is a founder of Sensory Sites, an international collective generating collaborative exhibitions and research projects that explore sensory perception and bodily experience. She also co-founded Artesian, a journal for committed creativity. http://terezast.com‘ (CC)