Performance
Kitchen Dutch (Part 1 & 2) by Louise Liliefeldt

Kitchen Dutch (Part 1 & 2) is presented in partnership with the 2008 Images Festival, in the context of Ceremonial Actions at York Quay Gallery at Harbourfront Centre.

Exhibition: Ceremonial Actions
March 8  to April 27, 2008

Alissa Firth-Eagland & Brenda Goldstein
Nezaket Ekici
Louise Liliefeldt (performance)
Deirdre Logue
Shana Moulton

Ceremonial Actions is an all women’s show that explores ideas of ritual and performance. This exhibition, at Harbourfront Gallery, blurs interiors and exteriors both literally and figuratively, and spans concepts of mythology, emotion, ritual and psychology. All of the artists in this show have practices based in performance and the artworks investigate these ideas through acts of counting, weaving, rolling, repetition and drawing.

Louise Liliefeldt was born in Cape Town, South Africa in a community described as “coloured”. Traveling back a number of times over the years has resulted in an on-going process of personal discovery through family and ancestry. Using these sometimes-contradictory images, in the performance Kitchen Dutch, Liliefeldt draws (literally, and on a large scale) a picture of self identity.

Kitchen Dutch Part 1: March 7 @ 6:00pm–9:00pm
Kitchen Dutch Part 2: April 12 @ 4:00pm–7:00pm

© Louise Liliefeldt, Kitchen Dutch (Part 2), 2008. Photo Henry Chan.

Performance Yellow

This fragrance opens us to the question, has the show started? It's winter, the theatre is colder than the street and the room is filled with people and all their winter smells: wet faux leather, down, too much shampoo, and beer breath. The atmosphere is a trickster. Am I late, am I early?

Top Notes

yellow mandarin, mimosa

Middle Notes

honey, chamomile, salt

Base Notes

narcissus, guaiac wood, piss, beer