Graphics by Carlos Luís Sánchez Becerra @majenye

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    Artistic Research

    Inspired by Latinx food and drama culture, Lalo Gomes created his LaLoVe's Kitchen in 2019. The project was originally envisioned as a series of live cooking shows sequel to his Love Kollaps, a Berlin’s Telenovela-Performance produced in 2014.

    For Gomes, cooking is a time- and site-specific dramaturgical action; a staging of transformations; a balancing act between improvisation and composition with variable endings.

    In "LaLoVe's Kitchen", the artist operates with food recipes as dramaturgical tools and brings together an everyday kitchen with an open stage. On this stage the artists are simultaneously cooks and express artistic intensity in the form of excess, rage, affective-physical outbursts and love with live storytelling and musical performances. Actors and audience delve into the unknown together.

    Mixing performance, theatricality, popular and novel culinary specialties and a spontaneous and emotionally-affective audience participation, Gomes stages the Cooking of a Drama. This drama allows for the deconstruction of "exotic-foreign" stereotypes and dominant power structures, and provokes collective as well as personal transformations.

    Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. as part of Neustart Kultur: #TakeCare program funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.