The Seven Sauces

1999

 

collaboration with Evelyn Von Michalofski

 

Targeting the high volume tourist population of the performance locale, we perambulated with a portable serving trolley, offering opportunities for experiencing travel through a sampling station of matched smells and sounds associated with travel. Memories are triggered as passersby are offered a ‘Sauce’ named after one of the Seven Seas. Expectations of pleasure, however, are undermined as the sensorial elements are not based on exotic destination points. Rather, they evoke the harsh yet meditative reality of the post-industrial, in-between states of transitional spaces, i.e. bus stations, airports, etc. These places in which travelers are often stuck offer, ironically, a space for reverie and contemplation where the process of getting there is more enlightening than actually arriving.

 

 


documentation excerpts from The Seven Sauces

 

 


 

media: costumes, serving trolley, 7 thermos (scent contents various), 7 cd players with headphones (soundtracks various), signage
dimensions: trolley 3’ W x 4’ H x 2’ D

audio duration: various, looped

 

Curated by Cate Rimmer and Greg Bellerby for “Live at the End of the Century” Performance Festival, Granville Island, Vancouver. Commissioned by Charles H. Scott Gallery. Supported by The Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council.