Performance Research Volume 4 Issue 1

On Cooking

Issue editors: Richard Gough

ISBN: 978-0-415-19802

This issue will explore themes reflected in the overlap between Performance, Food and Cookery. It will look at food in performance and food as performance art; the performative in cookery and its staging in the kitchen and at the table. Articles and artists’ pages will develop piquant analogies and correlations between the processes in cooking and performance making. They will give testament to the theatricality of food and speculate on food as a model for theatre; multisensory, processual and communal.


Richard Gough

pp. iii - iv

Playing to the Senses: Food as performance medium

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett

pp. 1 - 30

Foodscares! The pleasures and dangers of culinary theatre

Emma Govan, Dan Rebellato

pp. 31 - 41

Peep and Eat [artist's pages]

Peter De Bie

pp. 42 - 43

Cooking Time with Gertrude Stein

Adrian Kear

pp. 44 - 55

Russian Dining: Theatre of the gastronomic absurd

Darra Goldstein

pp. 56 - 63

Blood and Aprons [artist's pages]

John Fox

pp. 64 - 69

Melting Moments: Bodies upstaged by the foodie gaze

Helen Iball

pp. 70 - 81

On Pickling [artist's pages]

Laurie Beth Clark, Li Chiao-Ping, Michael Peterson

pp. 82 - 87

The Edible Metaphor: an interview with Peter Kubelka

Christine Gaigg

pp. 88 - 92

On Cooking the Sunday Dinner [artist's pages]

Bobby Baker

pp. 93 - 96

Risk in Intimacy: an interview with Bobby Baker

Adrian Heathfield

pp. 97 - 106

A Temperate Menu [artist's pages]

Alicia Rios

pp. 107 - 109

Feasting on the Future: Foods of the world of tomorrow at the New York World's Fair of 1939-40

Eve Jochnowitz

pp. 110 - 120

Hunger and the Future of Performance

Enzo Cozzi

pp. 121 - 129


Joanne Finkelstein

pp. 130 - 136

Reviews: Rituals of Incorporation: Food and performance in Sydney, Austrailia

Edward Scheer

pp. 137 - 141

Reviews: An Appetite for Trapeze

Rachel Fensham

pp. 142 - 150

Archive and Book Review

Adam Hayward, Claire MacDonald

pp. 151 - 154

Notes on Contributors

pp. 155 - 156