Are you hungry?

Please join us for food, music, art and conversation at GASP in Brookline.

WHEN: Feb 2nd to Mar 9th - 11AM-5PM (opening reception on Feb 24th from 5-8PM)
WHERE: GASP - 362 Boylston St, Brookline, MA

We will be hosting a series of cooking performances at the gallery every Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 1PM. The food will be tasty, the ambience will be perfect, and we aim to satisfy your hunger for a new experience as much as that of your stomach.

You can sign up for a particular performance by leaving a comment on the performance description page accessed via the Performance Schedule or the calendars to the left. Once a performance is completed, we will post documentation in the form of pictures, audio, and text including comments from the participants.

In the meantime, you can listen to the musical variations on the theme of food.

We hope to see you there.

Project Artist Statement

from Halsey Burgund and Leah Gauthier

Everyone eats. Eating is as basic a biological necessity as breathing. It is a common thread that holds all human beings - in fact all living creatures - together. Perhaps as a result of this requirement for survival, human beings universally seem to use the act of cooking and the act of eating in ritualistic and traditional ways. Certain foods also tend to conjure up strong emotional responses from many people based on various associations and past experiences. All people share this thread, but the variations from culture to culture, individual to individual, geography to geography are nearly infinite. We explore these “Variations on the Theme of Food” through the shared creation of music, meals, and environment.

Since our primary interest is the personal experience, we based our work on recorded voices which were gathered through casual interviews with people who directly touch our lives in one way or another. Some of these individuals are people we know well, others are more ancillary facets of our lives, but all of them have some sort of relationship with us, creating another common thread. We have taken the personal experiences of our participants and combined them with our own aesthetic and philosophical sensibilities to create this work. The music combines a distilled amalgamation of the spoken voices with a series of musical variations based upon a set of simple motives. Recipes are interpreted from our oral interviews and are cooked and shared with our visitors in the gallery space.

We would like to thank the following individuals for their participation and candor, GASP Gallery for hosting The Thread Counts Project, and the other artists in the show.

Jeannette Adames
Carrie Benjamin
Darcy Burgund
E. Darcy Burgund
Keith Campbell
Catherine Cavanaugh
Guillaume Charras
Robert Dworkin

Ben Eskinazi
Dana Foster
Amitabh Handa
Sasha Ivanov
Samantha Jordan
Kathleen Miranda
Robin Morgan
Miranda Pearce

Susie Reid
Martin Schmaltz
Nick Soutzoglou
Barbara Spiegelman
David Spiegelman
Sashi Uhlmann
Jim Venable
Jason Wang