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Recipes for disaster

performance
20.06.2015

Gosie Vervloessem has a master degree in Experimental Film, but she currently studies Geology and Chemistry online with MIT University. Under the name ‘Domestic Science Club’, she experiments with the laws of physics for domestic use. Her work focuses on observing natural phenomena and asking questions about it. Recipes for Disaster is the umbrella title of her work, in which she more recently comes back to questions about classification and control. How do we cope with chaos in our daily lives? Looking back on a career of staging natural disasters on a kitchen scale, Recipes for Disaster -The Magazine/Tupperware Party by Gosie Vervloessem cooks up crucial questions: How to argue for a messy and less sterile life in times of Ebola? How to free ourselves from the quarantine of our own bathroom?

Have you ever thought that the answer to these questions could lie at the bottom of a Tupperware box? Everybody knows Tupperware, the handy plastic boxes to store and conserve food, for eternity. “Recipes for Disaster” uses the format of the Tupperware Party - women getting together around the kitchen table to attend demonstrations of shiny plastic boxes - to disrupt the idea that everything can be nicely stored and hygienically put away. For Working Title Situation #01, Gosie will share some of her kitchen secrets during an explosive picnic.

creation and development Gosie Vervloessem | production wpZimmer (Antwerp) | coprodcution workspacebrussels (Brussels), Beursschouwburg (Brussels), Apass (Brussels) | support the Comission of the Flemish Community in Brussels (VGC), Recyclart (Brussels) | coach for the making of the magazine Tine Van Aerschot | dramaturgy Einat Tuchman | overall help Naomi Kerkhove and Wendy Van Wynsberghe