Cosmologist’s reflections on my new film

Having recently completed my short film Self-isolation Dinner, I have asked a selected number of interesting thinkers from different disciplines, to write a short response to the film. The idea is to offer different viewpoints on the work, so that the film is not an end in itself, but becomes an inspiration to dialogue, which... Continue Reading →

Shadow Ophelia

Having left Ophelia, dressed in white like a bride, as she drowned herself in a bowl of floating blossoms, in the middle of the lush Kensal Green cemetery in May 2018, she was briefly spotted again in Candid Arts Centre on 22nd February 2019. This time she was all in black and she was enclosed... Continue Reading →

Thoughts from behind the screen

Still from a filming of Self-isolation dinner, April 2020 We are living through a moment in time where a physical proximity of others has become a threat. It is not a new idea of course, the idea of contamination has been here always, just as disease and infection have been part of our human history.... Continue Reading →

Self-isolation Dinner – script

I wanted to share with you the latest poetic film script, which was inspired by the current lockdown and social distancing rules, while also continuing with my experiments using food and its ingestion as a means of transportation into interior worlds. I am very interested in the creative process and therefore find sharing different steps... Continue Reading →

Ophelia’s Last Supper – filming

For the past 6 months I have been developing a concept for a new short film, based on a script I wrote in 2013, which itself was inspired by the Futurist Cookbook by FT Marinetti. The Futurist Cookbook, a wonderfully provocative manifesto to creativity, disguised as a cookbook, became a prompt for new kind of... Continue Reading →

Food and embodiment – day 2

Tereza, Nuala and I spent the afternoon using unusual instruments to peel and dissect food. We are working towards a series of short films, exploring food and embodiment, and the blurring of boundaries between inside and outside, the surface and the interior. I became interested in some of the tools and props associated with beautification:... Continue Reading →

Sensory storytelling: Somerset House

I led two workshops for Perfume: Synesthesia late event at the Somerset House, on 31st August 2017. My concept for these was developed in response to the Perfume exhibition, and builds on my ongoing artistic research into using all our senses to tell stories, by activating memories, emotions and imagination, in order to offer a more... Continue Reading →

Journey to the Interior by Monika Parrinder

Journey to the Interior – a multi-sensory, participatory performance and feast by Monika Parrinder* “Descend, bold traveller, into the crater of the jökull of Snæfell, which the shadow of Scartaris touches before the Kalends of June, and you will attain the centre of the earth. I did it.”  – Jules Verne, Journey to the Centre of... Continue Reading →

Journey to the Interior

Journey to the Interior A participatory performance involving all the senses Where: Dissenters Chapel, Kensal Green Cemetery When: 21st May, 2017 Part of Open Senses Festival, London And Worm Wood project, at Dissenters Gallery, London Project is supported by the Czech Centre London. I am developing a multi-sensory, participatory performance, inspired by George Bellas Greenough, a geologist... Continue Reading →

Under the Sea

These are stills from my latest short film, with the working title: Journey to the Bottom of the Ocean. This project is a part of my on-going research into using food and eating to communicate multi-sensory impressions in moving image. It is also an homage to Marinetti, and his call to: "use food to evoke... Continue Reading →

Blog at WordPress.com.

Up ↑