TAKE the CAKE : The Sponge By April Gertler
Thursday July 13, 2017 at grüntaler9.
All are welcome. No reservation needed.
This performance lecture runs within the program of the Berlin Food Art Week 2017. The whole program and more information about BFAW online.
TAKE THE CAKE: The Sponge is a Lecture Performance meets Cooking Show. By using the structure of the Cooking Show, the platform explores this year’s topic of Food Art Week, vs. Meat. The Sponge includes a mix of the practicalities of how to actually make a Sponge Cake combined with a feminist discourse discussing the political, social, historical and nutritional implications of the egg, not only as an ingredient but as a key biological element in human reproduction.
April Gertler is an American artist who has been living and working in Berlin since 2005. April’s work is preoccupied with the idea of the experience of a communal moment as an access point. That point of departure is, but not limited to, the making of things and events, occasional curation, and more currently, performance.
She has exhibited and taught internationally. April keeps a few socially engaged practices running on a month or bimonthly basis – projects which include; Sonntag (a monthly even which invites an artist to show their work and April along with her collaborator make that artist’s favortie cake), in addition to DETLEF (manchmal eine Bar, immer um 21Uhr), is co-initiated with Hannah Goldstein, Julien Villaret and Adrian Schiesser.
In September 2016 April was awarded a research grant by the city of Berlin for her newest project TAKE THE CAKE. This project mixes the lecture performance format with a baking show.