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"I only like to eat what has a clear and intelligible form," Dali once wrote.The face of the surrealist movement in the middle and latter years of the 20th century, Salvador Dali (1904-1989) is best-known for his paintings – reproductions of which have hung on college dorm rooms the world over – and his extravagant pronouncements on the modern condition.This work of culinary surrealism has inspired a new performance work, "Cooking Liberty," nowadays being held at Art Dubai. Its venue is The Room – a space in the Mina a'Salam, one of the posh hotels in the Jumeirah hotel complex that hosts the fair – which for the past few editions has staged a parallel program of performance works that Art Dubai Projects commissions from artists from around the MENASA (Middle East, North Africa, South Asia) region.While Yassin is well-known in experimental music circles, "Cooking Liberty" marks the trio's first venture into performance.Based on Tuesday evening's show, "Cooking Liberty" is an utterly theatrical experience.Ordinarily an anodyne hotel lounge, the dining room has been transformed into a Dali tableau.Yassin, Avakian and Imam are absent from the performance itself.
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