The exhibition at Shift Electronic Arts Festival 2009 in Basel presented artistic projects that addressed in various ways the interface of magic and technology. One of the works on display was F18’s Living Kitchen – Happy End of the 21st Century.
Living Kitchen plays with the unexpected, “allowing the objects familiar in an everyday kitchen to suddenly come to life in somewhat sinister fashion, almost as if ghosts, once raised, had made themselves comfortable in the exhibition hall’s own kitchen.” (excerpt from the press release).
F18 is the creative duo of Stefan Doepner (born in 1966 in Bremen, Germany; lives and works in Ljubljana / Slovenia and Hamburg / Germany) and Jan Cummerow (born in 1970 in Kiel / Germany; lives and works in Hamburg). F18 was founded in 1996 in Hamburg. The F18Institute for Art, Information and Technology has devoted itself to robotics and art.
The presentation of Living Kitchen – Happy End of the 21st Century at Shift 09 was realized with co-author Jan Cummerow and with the support by Wolfgang Werner and Lars Vaupel.
More information about F18’s services, projects, collaborations, and commissioned works is available on F18’s website.
F18: Living Kitchen – Happy End of the 21st Century / Shift Electronic Arts Festival, Basel. Opening, October 22, 2009.
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