Meet the Connect10 artists: Bompas and Parr

| 09 January 2012
a photograph of two naked men with glasses hiding their modesty behind a cut out display of chandeliers and feasting items
© Image and Illustration Carl Palmer and Emma Rios
Introducing the Connect10 artists taking part in the exciting new competition for Museums at Night 2012...

Self-styled Jellymongers Bompas and Parr have carved out a reputation for fusing the world of art with experimental culinary invention. The result is an exhilarating concoction of food, sculptural installation and immersion in which the visitor is often left bemused, entertained and intoxicated in equal measure.  

During the past year they have flooded a Grade I-listed building with four tonnes of alcoholic punch, created a breathable cloud of gin and tonic and charted the complete history of food.

These spectacular experiences are often gargantuan in scale – utilising unusual architectural spaces to deliver experiences that draw on the mass skills of structural engineers, specialist technicians and a cast of experts taking in everybody from curators and cultural practitioners to scientists.

Delve deeper into their world at

Go to the Connect10 artist index page

More images:

a photo of a woman floating on a slice of orange across an indoor lake
Courvoisier Lake© Photo Barney Steel
A photo of a Cathedral-shaped jelly with St Paul's Cathedral in the distance
St Paul's Cathedral© Greta Ilieva
a photo of people in decorator's coveralls cavorting in dry ice
Gin Mist© Dan Price
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