.....after touring to art depot, roundhouse, kingston university and tate modern, Mertle is hanging up her skirt and letting her hair loose for summer. More images at:
Credits: Mertle's Boudoir M.E.S.S) at Roundhouse, photos: Alica D. / Tate Modern, East Room, 5th Floor, photos: Zoe Greenan.
BUT SHE STILL WANTS YOUR SECRETS!!!!!! DON'T MISS: 15th September4pm, Stephen Lawrence Gallery, Old Royal Naval College, University of Greenwich, Park Row, London SE10 9LS. 4-6pm Secret Collecting 7pm Performance (Tate Modern Drawing on Experience re-enactment/homage to Bobby Baker)
Come and have a big gulp of joy with Mertle! Enjoy a bite of life!
Art Depot - Mertle collected 30 secrets at Arts Depot for Depot Untapped. She found herself in the cleaning cupboard, which became her Mobile Eating Secret Station (the MESS) for a weekend at the start of May. She cleaned. She collected. She served up the secrets in a pudding demonstration.
NEW DATES: The Roundhouse (Camden) Dates:
22nd May - one to ones (up to 5 minutes in duration; places limited): Music Rehearsal Room (please bring a secret):
from 18:00 to 19:00 and 20:00 to 22:00;
24th May - public performance of secrets: Bloomberg Room, from 15:45 to 16:45. www.accidentalfestival.com www.carolinesmithonline.com
About Mertle's MESS The Mobile Eating Secret Station and Mertle are currently touring. Next venue: Depot Untapped for Art Depot, London, MAY 2 & 3. Details: 2-4pm, May 2 & 1-3pm, May 3. Performance lecture: 7pm, May 3. (http://www.artsdepot.co.uk/event_details.php?sectionid=theatre&eventid=337)
Eating Secret launched last year at Whitstable Biennale Satellite. I waited for secrets on eating at Starvation Point, a memorial where poverty-stricken sailors would wait for work. I collected over 100 from the public. The collection is growing. If you would like to get involved, you can 1. Email me a secret on eating to: firstname.lastname@example.org 2. Deposit one here in the comment box 3. Have a tête à tête with me about your secret on eating at a variety of places around London this spring/summer. The first is Art Depot for Depot Untapped on May 2 and May 3. On the evening of May 3rd at 7pm I give a performance lecture on the secrets. Cupcakes galore! Free!
You confess your secret on eating. I offer you a cake. We both ingest.
Your secret will be added to the archive, but you, my interviewee, remain anonymous: our exchange fleeting, remembered in the shadows.
The Mobile Eating Secret Station will launch March 31st.
Eating Secret London dates:
(split usually between collecting the secrets during a tête à tête and a performance lecture) May
2 & 3 Art Depot for Depot Untapped festival. Have a tête à tête with Mertle 2-4pm, May 2 & 1-3pm, May 3. Performance lecture: 7pm, May 3.
22 & 24 The Roundhouse, Camden for the Accidental Festival organised by Central School of Speech and Drama.
June 27 Tate Modern, for Oriana Fox's stunning evening in association with Make Archive & Feminist Review. Mertle will collect secrets & re-enact a short piece from her favourite British performance artist. Details revealed later ...
July 6-8 Performing Lives symposium at Kingston University