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The provocation for this piece was a statement made by Selina’s mother that eating, for her, was like a prison. That didn’t seem quite right, so Selina is going to make a dress. She is going to make that dress out of cake. She couldn’t do it alone, so she brought her best mate, Jess. If you like, you’re welcome to come and eat some cake. Jess says not too much though, or she’ll have nothing to wear. You are free to come and go as you wish.
Selina Thompson is a Leeds based artist who uses autobiographical stimuli to make performance and installations that are focused around the prospect of change. Her work focuses on creating a space for dialogue, she likes to think that it’s hopeful.
Mentored for SPILL National Showcase by Bobby Baker
Performer Jessica Paetz
National Theatre Studio