Eating Stories

Eating Stories is a 12 m long installation piece created by my alter ego Cristina Reyes. It was part of the exhibition Industry in the massive Shunt Vaults, a venue run by the amazing theatre company Shunt, hosting art in all its different media.

Eating Stories was created onsite in 3 days working with a great production team: plywood boards were cut to shape and painted; light bulbs, cables and found objects were attached to the structure. The next year a new installation followed: Nudo.

Finding herself overwhelmed, a victim of her inner world, her emotions seized her power, taking physical shape and becoming a massive creature, a yellow monster (a classical case of the ‘overall persona’ taken over by a psychological imbalance). His tongue was filled with words as he fed from her hidden stories, while she hung from his arm, helpless, trying to hide from this turmoil. Will the words he swallowed be transformed into a new reality in his massive digestive apparatus?

  • Industry
  • Shunt Vaults
  • Mixed media
  • 6 x 12 m
  • London