Chutney 7 – The Magnificent Seven
‘Chutney 7 – The Magnificent Seven’ is a multifaceted, interactive live art event, which draws on the spirit of celebratory public assembly dating back to prehistory. Appearing in the guise of a fete, country fair or rarey sideshow, it is an ‘organic’ public art work, presenting the public with a humorous and thought provoking display of temporary art works, interactive activities and marionettes. The history of country fairs tells of the use of puppets for entertainment, political satire and instruction. In Chutney Preserves events, artist-made marionettes, together with puppets made by members of the public at on-site artist-led workshops have performed a variety of wondrous feats including ‘rhythmic gymnastics.’
Initiated in 2005, artists’ collective Chutney Preserves have worked with over 100 artists and participated in six festivals and events including: Lambeth Country Show in Brockwell Park and Camberwell Arts Festival on Camberwell Green. Chutney Preserves manifests for a magical seventh time in 2013 and The ‘Magnificent Seven’ artist/puppets will patrol Braziers park and periodically assembling to perform in the Chutney Marquee. Supernormal visitors can join the merry-making and make their own marionette at Chutney Puppet Camp. When all seven come together something extraordinary will manifest!
The ‘magnificent seven’ (plus zero) Chutney Preserves artists are.. Sarah Sparkes, Charlotte Squires, Calum F. Kerr, Rebecca Feiner, Miyuki Kasahara, Joanna McCormack, Tim Flitcroft, Jude Cowan Montague Linda Barck and Philip Raymond Goodman