Gobs (1996 - )

This performance and video project explores the subtleties of comfort food in relation to body image and geography. A Gob is a chocolate snack cake with crème filling that is wrapped in cellophane with a sailor printed on the front. Gobs are made exclusively at Dutch Maid Bakery in Johnstown PA.



Patricipants are invited to eat a Gob while being video taped. Taping sessions occurred in New York City, Berkeley (CA) and Phoenix (AZ). If the project ever gets edited, patricipants will all be invited to Johnstown, PA for a screening of the finished video.

People eating Gobs on YouTube:

A Berkeley Man

Mel plus Two


Mary Lucking

A Berkeley Couple.