|Making art out of a daily ritual - toast! AVM Curiosities hosted a toast making session - armed with a Victorian toasting fork, we moved around table making toast and then stencilling a literary quote about toast in chocolate and cinnamon - yum! I haven't made toast for about 5 years so it was good to remember that a toaster is a marvellous invention that does toast both sides of the bread at once.... Doing something as mundane as making toast with total strangers in an art gallery was definitely a conversation starter and I love this quote from Oryx And Crake (Margaret Atwood) "Toast was a ritual item devoured by fetishists in the belief that it would enhance their kinetic and sexual powers". I'll never think of a humble slice of toast in the same way...|
|I was lucky to catch a live session at 2pm - Olaf Breuning's Smoke Installation looked awesome as it turned the air on the lakeside terrance into multicoloured smoke. Five minutes later and it was all over, gone in a puff of smoke as it were...|
Station to Station runs until the 26th July so there's still plenty of time to check it out. I'll definitely be back as there are evening events going on too and all of the events are free (although you may not be as lucky as me to get a free snack too!).
Have you visited the Barbican Centre?