NXT creatives

Christopher Savaramuthu


Vermicelli takes the everyday act of eating a meal and retranslates it through a channel of the absurd. Placing himself in a situation of inevitable failure, the artist shovels fork after fork of cold, banal noodles into his mouth, invoking both real and metaphorical nausea. As the performance goes on, the viewer recognises different states of mind, travelling through realms of bewilderment, humour, false hope and frustration. The artist's interior tumult is projected onto the objects of his performance and revealed in the careless way he treats them.