1 June 2016
Food, since we moved on from eating it raw, must be cooked to be eaten. The exhibition Cucine e Ultracorpi (Kitchens and Body Snatchers), curated by Germano Celant together with Silvana Annicchiarico, presented in the space of the Design Museum, narrates the evolution of the instruments for food preparation. Through imaginative staging Italo Rota presents them like extraterrestrial creatures. Silver refrigerators, darkness lit by bluish light that filters from the open doors, seem to stem from Space Odyssey 2001. The whips of blenders, enclosed in a glass case, turn creaking, while the kitchens, all white in a neat row, draw a surreal landscape. Abstracted from the living environment, foreign to domestic use, museum-like, kitchen appliances reveal their robotic nature.