Have Your Cake

2011

Have Your Cake was performed at Kraak Gallery, for Maria and the Gay’s album launch. It was about a phone call to my mum. The piece involved me tricking a man into marrying me and explored the failure of big celebrations (and maybe, actually, the celebration of big failures). It did end up with cake all over myself, and I know it’s dangerous territory (female performance artist covered in cream, again) but I knew I had to be in order to tell the audience a small, sad thing. People listened in a way they only could if you’d really embarrassed yourself.

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