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Kitchen Show

Bobby Baker

Kitchen Show by Bobby Baker

“The idea for this show was initiated while I was peeling carrots. I admired my technique enormously. I spent a great deal of time doing mundane tasks and I entertained myself, while doing them, by having imaginary conversations with famous men where I described my skill, dexterity and endurance and they were always suitably fascinated and impressed. One day this did not seem sufficient recognition, so I suddenly decided that an international satellite link should be set up where my live actions would be beamed around the world to crowds of cheering spectators…it struck me that the next best thing would be to open my kitchen to the public and display a set of live actions.”

Text extract from Bobby Baker: Redeeming Features of Daily Life edited by Michèle Barrett and Bobby Baker (2007), Routledge. 

Kitchen Show by Bobby Baker