The Kitchen


Multimedia environment: found materials, found objects, mirrors prisms, 2 x Kodak Carousel projectors, audio track of natural sounds.

240 x 240 x 240 cm

The Kitchen was Langlands & Bell’s first collaborative artwork: an installation of two kitchens constructed side by side. The visitor entered a decrepit Old Kitchen replete with rotten floorboards, peeling wallpaper, dirty crockery, and rusty pots and pans, to view a new kitchen though a fixed window set in the wall that divided the two spaces. A mirror image in layout the New Kitchen was appointed with the same inexpensive furnishings and utensils as in the old, but all in new cheap shiny chrome, steel and glass. The New Kitchen’s physically inaccessible space was lit with prismatic coloured projected light.