Bobby Baker is a woman, and an artist,and lives in London, England. In her career of 35 odd years to date she has, amongst other things, danced with meringue ladies; made a life size edible and tasty cake version of her family to be eaten by visitors; opened her kitchen to the public and subsequently many kitchens around the world; driven around the streets of London strapped to the back of a truck screaming at passers by through a megaphone to ‘Pull Yourselves Together’ and cured thousands of her pea patients with their many ‘unreasonable’ psychological and behavioural problems with her Therapy Empire How To Live.
Her company is called Daily Life Ltd and is based at Artsadmin, East London. She is also a Senior Research Fellow in the Drama department at Queen Mary, University of London.
The aims of Daily Life Ltd. are ambitious: they are to produce artworks that explore the value in this world of ambiguity, altruism, awareness, arithmetic, agony, accessibility, attention to detail, arduous application‘¦oh and, of course, art ‘ in a (dis)arming, amusing and occasionally alliterative way.
Bobby at Greenbelt 2010
As well as Bobby’s Diary Drawings all weekend in Those Three Rooms, Bobby is also taking part in the following events:-
Art for All Print – Battle Hardened – collect six different rubber stamps ‘ from the six visual arts venues ‘ on the special page in your Daily Diary, then hurry to the Hub to collect your free specially commissioned print of Battle Hardened, by Bobby Baker. See this link for some images of Bobby working on printmaking…
Worship: Road To Recovery – An interactive meditation using Bobby Baker’s exhibition of ‘Diary Drawings’ as a series of ‘stations’. Led by Dave Tomlinson & Malcolm Doney
Bobby Baker Q&A in the Hub – Bobby answers your questions. Hosted by Malcolm Doney.
Panel Discussion: How Do You Know What You Know? – If the scientists and the religionists could settle down for a moment, maybe we could ask just how rational art is… or science… or religion? Bobby joins the panel alongside Robin Ince, Keith Skene, Nicola Slee, Michael Northcott, and chaired by Maggi Dawn.