Pat It and Prick It And Mark It With ‘B’

Selina Thompson

Fri 02 Nov 2012

Ipswich Art School Gallery

Photo by Rob Hemus

The provocation for this piece was a statement made by Selina’s mother that eating, for her, was like a prison. That didn’t seem quite right, so Selina is going to make a dress. She is going to make that dress out of cake. If you like, you’re welcome to come and eat some. Not too much though, or she’ll have nothing to wear. 

Selina Thompson is a Sheffield based performance maker with a background in theatre, and she combines this with autobiographical stimuli to make performance and installations that are focused around the prospect of change. Her work focuses on creating something with an audience, a space for dialogue, in which participants contribute to the meaning and creation of the final piece. Her work is hopeful, you are free to come and go as you wish, and she wants you to leave feeling optimistic.