Stone Soup


Installation and performance

Welded steel, mobile cooking cart

I have become interested in food and food sharing as part of my practice and through this installation re visited a child hood folk story I was fond of ‘ Stone soup’.

The lesson it teaches us is that it is a good thing to be kind and share what we have as everyone benefits.

Stone soup is a public cooking performance that creates a collective experience for all to share in. Inspired by depictions of communal cooking in the European folktale of the same name, I invite passers-by to collaborate on a dish by contributing individual ingredients, which are then incorporated into a shared meal, creating a web of relationships between strangers and friends

Members of the public donated ingredients as they passed and at the end of the day we had made a soup which was shared with over 40 people.