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For Land of Kings 2012, conceptual artist BestCleo invites festival-goers to participate in the recreating of a psychotic episode.

at Cafe Bliss

Set in a greasy spoon café in Dalston, this existential experience will become an artist film, to be exhibited internationally at a later date.

This exploration into psychosis will be a gesamtkunstwerk. Participants will be sat and served a three-course meal with drink whilst simultaneously being entertained by a philosophical lecture care of Dr Wolfe, ballet performance, brain burst bingo and live music. The intention is to create a discomforting and surreal happening that intends to question understandings of mental health, readdress dominant discourses and illucidate some of the means by which we seek comfort and security in the world.

BestCleo is an emerging conceptual artist working all over London. Informed by her anthropological and theoretical background, completing MA Contemporary Art Theory at Goldsmiths, her work intends to generate debate and discussion around topics of social concern.

Recently she created exhibited Keeping it Wheel at ICA Intercourse and created Prince William Hill an interactive games parlour featuring live crab racing, set in a post war bunker as part of Land of Kings festival.

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Cafe Bliss
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