One of the paint­ings just has the two words BAKE CAKE on it, no fur­ther expla­na­tion. But what I will be doing is bak­ing 40 cakes at East­side Projects (Vic­to­ria sponge or choco­late).

I will then draw a large cir­cle on a map of Birm­ing­ham that is pinned to the gallery wall. The cen­tre of the cir­cle is the gallery where I have baked the cakes.

Then I will dri­ve out to the edge of the cir­cle with a cake, knock on a ran­dom front door. If any­one answers I will say, ‘I have baked you a cake, here it is.’

If they don’t want it for what­ev­er rea­son, I will go next door and do the same. I will repeat this process 40 times until all the cakes have been deliv­ered to and received by com­plete strangers who had no idea what this was about or the fact that their home was on the Birm­ing­ham Cake Cir­cle.”

It’s been a while since I’ve read about art that is this play­ful. It puts a smile on my face.

(via Birm­ing­ham is first stop for Bill Drum­mond on 12-year world tour — Birm­ing­ham Post)

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Kars Alfrink

Kars is a designer, researcher and educator focused on emerging technologies, social progress and the built environment.