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Carin Ellberg & Katarina Lindgren Cavallin

Two people: living parallel lives and making the table for two. ‘However, there were three of us, changing clothes and wigs all the time’. It was strange; at first there seemed to be two, but they were actually one and the same person.

The kitchen is about rituals, how to make the day pass and how you survive as a person. It revolves around what it is like to be home and zeroed out, while in company. It has been proved that rituals are very important for people kept in confinement or living under difficult circumstances. You have to adhere to certain rules. It is all about people skills. We wanted to show how absurd these rituals are: to take things out of cupboards and the washing machine and put them back in again. The movements in our daily lives! Everybody is standing at their sinks, at the same time, doing the same things. All of us confined to our own little box. This work was completed during the so called ‘housemaid debate’.

Keywords Feminism
Aspect ratio 1.33:1 (4:3)
Prod. format Generic SD-video
Duration 00:26:00
Color Color
Year 1987
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