Alicia's first performances were born out of her regular attendance of the annual Oxford Symposium on Food. Inspired by it's collegial intellectual atmosphere and the creativity applied to thinking about food culture, in 1993 she decided to interpret the yearly theme in a performance. It was received so well she went on to produce two more in subsequent years and her works were even described by Paul Levy of The Wall Street Journal as the highlight of each year's symposium. Later in 2003 she collaborated with architect Andrés Jaque to produce another performance, Automatic Material or Afternoon Picnic with a Techno-Geisha. Her performances vary not only in subject but also in style, some have narratives and others do not, yet they all have eating in common.