Performance artist Augusto Corrieri (pictured) comes to Manchester Metropolitan University’s Special Collections for a one-off performance of his show Dining Tables and Performance. In the show, equal parts lecture and performance piece, Corrieri explores the relationship between the preparation and presentation of food and the staging of artistic works, focusing particularly magic shows. Corrieri, a former sleight-of-hand magician himself, has a history of pursuing themes peripheral to the central performance: His previous show In Place of a Show looked at the theatre as a building quite separate from the performances that occur within, and he finds deep meaning in the minutiae of the empty stage. This new show is no different, as he makes use of several works from the University’s Home Studies Collection- a vast treasure trove of over 700 books on the subjects of food and homecare, relieved from service on now-defunct Home Economics courses – to illustrate his thoughts. This event is organised by online journal FEAST, a publication that runs essays on the social role of food, so this seems right up their street! It’s free entry, but booking ahead through Eventbrite is essential to get a taste of this fascinating show.
Wed 15 Jun, Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, 3rd floor, Sir Kenneth Green Library, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester, M15 6BH. 5pm – 7pm, FREE entry, www.eventbrite.co.uk
Published on: Tue 14 Jun 2016