Rhona Foster – Every Egg Counts – PERFORMANCE AND FILMING EVENT
Monday, November 20, 2017
Rhona Foster – Every Egg Counts – PERFORMANCE AND FILMING EVENT – What Should I Have for Lunch?
Monday 20 November, times TBC
The NewBridge Project // Carliol House, Market Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6NE
Stemming from a widely felt sense of despair and confusion about how to live a truly ethical and moral life.
Rhona‘s works explore themes of ethical decision making and powerlessness in the face of vast and complex societal and environmental issues. Within her videos, narratives are based around apparently insignificant every day consumer actions, like choosing what to have for lunch, in order to consider the absurdity of how great challenges like climate change could translate reductively into our seemingly trivial individual every day choices – how can I make a difference? Does it really matter what bin I put this in? Where should I buy my socks from?
Rhona will be running costume making workshops throughout the first two weeks of November, in which we will make a set of costumes that will be worn in a scene in new short film ‘Every Egg Counts’. Click here for more information on these workshops.
At the end of the workshops, we will have a performance and filming event on Monday 20 November, where performers will wear their costumes as they become participants in the (hugely popular) wheel-of-fortune-esque gameshow ‘What Should I Have For Lunch?’
We are also keen to work further with anyone who is interested in acting or performing, to feature dressed as cups of coffee, as a member of a group of coffee cups in more scenes of the film ‘Every Egg Counts’. Filming dates to be confirmed soon.
Absolutely no experience is necessary as collaboration and improvisation is welcomed in every aspect of her filmmaking process. Some parts are spoken, and other parts would just require standing on set dressed up as a cup from Cafe Nero / Pret / Starbucks / Costa.
If you have any questions, or to let us know you’d like to attend the performance and filming event, please get in touch with us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Synopsis of short film ‘Every Egg Counts’
A sanctimonious and thoroughly unpleasant office worker spends a lot of his time and energy letting his colleagues know that every one of their actions is problematic. However, after he gets caught hypocritically sneaking an egg sandwich in to work for lunch, he becomes the victim of a vicious spell of online shaming, forcing him to flee the city. Out in the wilderness of Northumberland, he finds himself in the hands of a pair of environmental scientists, who force him to ask himself the question; how far is he really willing to go to do the right thing?
Accessibility statement: NewBridge Studios at Carliol House has limited accessibility, this event will take place on the First Floor of the Studios. We regret, due to the age of our building and its change of use we do not have a functioning lift. Please contact us prior to visiting if you require additional information regarding access and facilities.