As part of our Contemporary Exhibition Practice unit during Year 2 students undertake a project in the UK where they curate artists in the context of Michel Foucault’s concept of Heterotopia.
1/5 KITSCHEN, Cooking Up A Debate opens 5th December.
We invite you to join us for KITSCHEN, Cooking Up A Debate’s opening at IKLECTIK, London, this Monday 5th December for an evening of live performance, an opportunity to inhabit the contemporary Heterotopia!
We will be exhibiting at IKLECTIC Art Lab from 4 – 6 PM. KITSCHEN, Cooking Up A Debate continues until January 2017 in the online space of http://www.imagesmatter.co.uk.
The KITSCHEN, Cooking Up A Debate is an evening of performance, an invitation to inhabit the contemporary heterotopia. Mobile kitchens, modular conversations, manual labour and domestic ritual linked together to form a prolonged present with a radiating aura of spoken word.
The frame of this exhibition derives from Michel Foucault’s concept of Heterotopia. A Heterotopia describes spaces of otherness, of irrelevant nature, non-hegemonic spaces that coexist physically and mentally, where the connections between the objects or occupants open a difficult to comprehend situation.
The kitchen is a space of juxtapositions, a microcosm where notions of usefulness and identity are ignored. The kitchen can be perceived as an irrelevant space that serves no long-term purpose, as most of the actions demanded by the kitchen are of short duration and objective driven.
The Heterotypic Kitchen forces movement on the body as it imposes boundaries and demands the body to follow the movements of the task it is fulfilling, resulting in harnessed experience and a system of signs.
At the end of the event, the exhibition will be moving in the virtual space, inhabiting the non-space of the internet for one month at http://www.imagesmatter.co.uk, platform curated in collaboration with Bob Bicknell-Knight.