• Date: 2/12/2017

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Glasshouse’s Winter Residency 2017 Welcomes Artist Emma Berentsen & Chef Marente van der Valk To Present

Last Supper

Workshop, February 12, 12-4p

A day-long workshop for 12 participants/collaborators exploring rituals, symbolism and storytelling in food around the theme  ‘Last Supper’ lead by resident artist and chef duo Emma & Marente. Participants are asked to bring a dish, an ingredient or a recipe to share as this will be the starting point of the dialogue about the cultural significance and differences of traditions around food and personal memories. The aim of the workshop is to gather stories which we will include in our final event. The workshop will be divided in two parts. One part will be led by Emma in which we will talk and write about the meaning of food and the personal stories and experiences behind it. The second part will be led by Marente, who will ask us to look into the presentation of a last supper dish and how to create an atmosphere to support this. Lunch will be included.


RSVP here as seats are limited ($10/suggested)


Workshop schedule:

12.00 - 12.15 welcome and coffee

12.15 - 13.15 Exploring and sharing personal stories related to the food/recipe brought

13.15 - 13.45 Documenting these stories

13.45 - 14.15 lunch

14.15 - 15.30 Exploring suitable atmospheres and styling of the stories

15.30 - 16.00 Closure and drinks


This event is part of 'Edible Bodies’ program at Glasshouse curated by Lital Dotan.


Emma Berentsen (NL) Is a Dutch performer, performance maker and artist currently living in London. In 2015 she graduated from the MA in Performance Making at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is varied as she has been working both on developing her own creative practice, working for community-based theatre companies and in the field of theatre education. Most of her work is based on (auto) biographical material and the transformation of this material into diverse forms of theatre, performance and types of installation. She is interested in working on the edge of non-fiction and fiction and the boundaries of the medium theatre. In her work she is trying to build a connection between the art, artist and the audience. In her previous work she has been working around conversation as a performative tool to talk about subjects we normally avoid talking about. She previously presented work at several festivals and venues such as Venice Biennale (IT), Over ‘t IJ Festival, Amsterdam (NL), GIFT Festival, Gateshead (UK), ACT Festival, Bilbao (SP) The Nursery Festival, London (UK), ArtsAdmin, London (UK) Frascati, Amsterdam (NL), Theatre Delicatessen, London (UK) and Marieta, Sao Paulo (BR).


Marente Renea van der Valk (NL) is a chef, designer and food stylist. She graduated in 2012 from a MA Design and Environment at Goldsmiths University of London, and has since then been focusing on projects and events with an emphasis on environmental awareness and community mindedness. Her work is often a multi-sensory experience where a love for bringing people together results in a wealth of flavours and colours and a feel-good atmosphere. Marente also works as a food stylist for several publishers, newspapers and magazines. For The Guardian she has styled a multiple of their Last Supper/Last Bites series. A part of this series has been presented in an exhibition at The Guardian headquarters in London. 


Glasshouse is the art-life-lab of artist Lital Dotan & photographer Eyal Perry, hosting artistic practices that are based on immersive performance & participatory art in the domestic sphere. Founded in 2007 and operating in Brooklyn since 2012 Glasshouse hosts performances, exhibitions, residency program and festivals, all dedicated to promote deeper understanding of performative practices and social discourse.