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"kitchen", ongoing series

fine art prints, 102 x 76,5 cm / 76,5 x 102 cm or 48 x 36 cm / 36 x 48 cm (depending on the image orientation), color, edition of 3 + 2 artist's proofs per size variant, AT 2020

I am playing with the idea of food. For me it's not a "bad habit" but a passive aggressive way to deal with gender stereotypes. "The way to a man's heart is through his stomach", my grandmother used to say. But her conditioning attempts failed.

 

In my photo series “kitchen” I am interested in the absurd and decontextualized use of kitchen objects on and in relation to my body. Inspired by contemporary Pop Art and “Alice in Wonderland” I playfully experiment with the paradox of "non-work" of traditionally female domestic activities. The visual imagery shifts between design and advertising which results in ambivalences of humor and melancholy, of obsession and playfulness. Meaningless occupation of the woman with household utensils can neither be rationalized nor be reinterpreted as an "expression of affection”.

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