Comparing planet Pluto's exit from our planetary system (Pluto was denounced as a dwarf planet by NASA in 2006) to Britain's vote for Brexit in 2016, Pluto's Kitchen compares shifting borders, geographies and cultural isolation.
The performance is set around a dinner table, through a set of dishes prepared around the theme of a break up. A personal break-up story, England's break up from the EU and Pluto's break up from the planetary system are enacted through break-up letters read by the actors.
Image credits for all photos: Pluto's Kitchen, Işıl Eğrikavuk, Performance, 2017. Courtesy of Open Space Contemporary and Block Universe. Photos: Arron Leppard.
Watch an excerpt from Pluto's Kitchen
Conceptualised and written by Işıl Eğrikavuk
Actors: Ada Burke, Artunç Yavuz, Leto Dietrich, Malina de Carlo, Onur Şafak, Takunda Kramer, Tugba Tırpan
Piano: Leyla Cemiloğlu
Menu concept: Vidar Bergum - Işıl Eğrikavuk
Venue: The Ned, London
The performance was funded by Open Space Contemporary and Block Universe festival and was performed at Block Universe Festival in London, 2017.
To read more about the work:
Artnet: From Pots to Posters and the Press, UK Artists Use Everything They Can to Oppose Theresa May
Artslant: AN ARTIST DINNER DISHES OUT BREXIT, BREAK-UPS, AND VIEWS OF A LONELY (FORMER) PLANET