23 January 2024

Being Present - The Great British Teabreak

Artists Michelle Baharier and Chris Lewis-Jones perform 'A Great British Tea Break' as part of the exhibition 'Being Present',

Bethlem Gallery, 28 April, 2023.


As part of their work together as part of the project, Michelle and Chris explored ideas associated with being, presence, wellbeing and the Great British Tea Break.


They are interested in exploring the significance of class in the tea break and the catering industry. During the performance, Chris and Michelle served tea to visitors whilst wearing costumes including hats and text-heavy overalls, referencing mental health, Lewis-Carol’s Hatter’s Tea Party, and catering jobs. 'Being Present' was a group exhibition and event presenting work by artists from Bethlem Gallery, London and Primary, Nottingham.


This film was funded by Responsa Foundation.


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