Mi Cocina (Director’s Cut) 03:02, Color, Stereo, NL, 2006
The best material for a work of art – be it a novel, a symphony, a sculpture or a film – is often simply to be found in everyday reality. After all, this is where the things that are directly connected with our human nature can be found, because day in day out they comply with our habits and patterns. They lead a life that, without being aware of it, we have stopped noticing. The household requisites that eddie d already brought to life in previous video works, also play a role in Mi Cocina. With their bright colours and clean-cut designs, they speak the language of pictographs or educational illustrations – even more so in this video because here they are toy kitchen utensils. The plastic pans, plates and ladles are shaking and rattling about, making the sounds of their adult equivalents while being controlled by an invisible force that sets them in motion and lets them play together in unique rhythms and structures.