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1: Eat Your Words
The 7-Year Itch
Mixed media on paper
12 x 17.25 inches
A work for Inter/Action, Live Art in Southwark Park, during Bermondsey Carnival, London SE16, 29/05/99.
By the park’s duck pond, I ask passers-by to spring-clean the English language of words and phrases they despise, which, once written with soy sauce on strips of sushi nori (roasted seaweed), can be devoured. At the same time, I write the same unwanted words in white chalk on the hulls of origami boats folded from sushi nori, gradually building up the ‘Sushi Armada'.