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Mimi Leung X Blanch & Shock Presents POLYCHROMASIA - Friday 31st August
[icon] Blanch__Shock_Polychromasia_Press_Release.pdf

Blanch & Shock, a group set up by members of What They Could Do, They Did to work at the meeting point of fine art and food presents its latest work this Friday, in conjunction with artist Mimi Leung.

As part of Mimi's current exhibition at the Tenderpixel Gallery the group will be serving up a set of canapés responding to the exhibited paintings. Taking the wealth of colour in Mimi's work as a starting point, Blanch & Shock conducted creative research into the isolation of natural food pigments. Using these pigments they will dye a variety of canapés in the Leung livery, offering these up for free to attendees of Mimi's Q & A session at Tenderpixel Gallery from 4 30pm this Friday.

All are welcome, please see the attached press release for further information. The event also marks the close of the Rushes Soho Shorts Festival. Goodbye Turdbrains runs until August 8th.

www.blanchandshock.com
www.mimileung.co.uk

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Norfolk Basil
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As a follow-up to (and in the spirit of) Mike Knowlden's "Waste Proposal Unit" here is a picture of the basil cuttings we bought from Norwich Market on the day of the event (14th May), which still survive in a glass of water on the windowsill back in London. The bunch of basil cost us 1, and has been used to cook for fifty two people in a gallery, and now continues to provide us with basil over a fortnight later.

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Waste Proposal Unit at Outpost Gallery, Norwich

I will be preparing and serving food at the Outpost Gallery, Norwich on Wednesday 14th May as part of the series of events Kaavous Clayton meets Martino Gamper. This food will be free to all, and will be based on the foods and ingredients that I discussed with the visitors to the Market of Ideas, an event in London earlier this year run by the research cluster Critical Practice. At the Outpost Gallery I will be cooking with Josh Pollen, who is a member of catering team Three Second Rule, and fellow WTCDTD contributor/curator.

This is a part of an ongoing project entitled Waste Proposal Unit, that approaches food wastage and its economics through culinary development.

Resources are developing at this page on Critical Practice's wiki.

If you are in Norwich on Wednesday, please come along for lunch, dinner or both!

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