"Mirada de Tomàquet" by Laurie Beth Clark & Maya Barsacq & Meg Mitchell

"Mirada de Tomàquet" by Laurie Beth Clark & Maya Barsacq & Meg Mitchell

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Audience members will listen to a ten-minute musical composition in a vegetable garden.

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"Mirada de Tomàquet" by Laurie Beth Clark & Maya Barsacq & Meg Mitchell

In this transatlantic collaboration, a composer collaborates with artists to explore the symbolism and power of the tomato. Audience members will have the opportunity to listen in as an original percussion composition (Barsacq) is played via specially designed speakers (Mitchell) while the tomato plants grow. As the plants mature, their yield will provide tomato snacks (Clark) for visitors.

Laurie Beth Clark is a social practice artist based in Madison. Maya Barsacq is a French/American conductor, composer, and performance artist currently based in Barcelona, Spain. Meg Mitchell is an artist based in Madison, WI, where she produces physical installations and ephemeral work.


South Madison.

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Logistics and Accessibility:

Non-textual percussion might not be accessible to deaf audience members.

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In the event of bad weather, performance will be cancelled.

A Home Stretch Performance

Home Stretch is a “distributed festival” of small artistic acts taking place in Madison, WI between the summer solstice (21 June) and the autumn equinox (22 September). By appointment, local artists are offering intimate performances and other arts experiences throughout the summer.

In this time of transition between COVID lockdowns and eventual reopening, Home Stretch explores how forms of performance and other kinds of aesthetic sociality can help us re-learn how to be together.

The title Home Stretch refers less to the idea of the final part of a race, since the pandemic is far from over. Rather, it’s about artists stretching their homes into public space, and the public stretching out of lockdown bit by bit. These art experiences are a chance to stretch both social and artistic muscles.

All events are free to attend, though some performers may pass a hat or request donations to specific causes. Information and registration is at homestretch.art.

Home Stretch is a project of Spatula&Barcode, a Madison-based arts collaborative devoted to conviviality, criticality and commensality. More information about Spatula&Barcode can be found at https://spatulaandbarcode.net/ and you can follow @spatcode on Instagram (if you post about Home Stretch on social media, we encourage you to use #homestretch).

Home Stretch is funded in part by grants from the University of Wisconsin Division of the Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional support from the Wisconsin Arts Board.

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