TO LIVE AND DIE IN AMERICA PT 1 + 2 / MORE SOUP AND TART
More Soup and Tart was a sell-out evening in the Barbican’s main Theatre on April 15th, held in the spirit of artist Jean Dupuy’s legendary 1974-5 Soup and Tart events at the Kitchen Gallery in New York. Audiences were served a light meal of homemade soup and tart, which was followed by a ‘menu’ of contributions by around 30 practitioners including Charles Atlas, Matta-Clark, Hannah Wilke, Arthur Russell, Steve Reich and Richard Serra. Each contribution lasted no longer than 2 minutes.
This re-imagined version keeps the format of the original: 2 minute contributions in the form of film and live performance from 33 of the most interesting practitioners across dance, art, music and film. The line-up featured Christian Marclay, Martin Creed, Simon Bookish, Rhyannon Styles, Mark Aerial Waller, Tai Shani, William Cheshire, Tom Woolner, Penny Arcade, Jennifer Walshe, Edwina Ashton, Dog Kennel Hill Project, Vicki Bennett (People Like Us), Frauke Requardt, Mikhail Karikis, Rosemary Butcher, William Cobbing, Marcia Farquhar, Nicoletta Tiberini, Andrew Kotting, Sam Lee, Simon Vincenzi, Stewart Home, John Butcher, Tim Etchells, Lucy Beech & Edward Thomasson, Holly Slingsby, Marcia Farquhar, Jeremiah Day, Catalina Niculescu, Hilary Koob-Sassen, with a filmed contributions from Charles Atlas and Michael Clark. Live documentation by LuckyPDF.