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Dream Kitchen

Josephine Starrs, Leon Cmielewski

Beneath the surface of this banal domestic world runs a parallel interior zone populated with inspirited objects. This subterranean zone could be interpreted in many ways: a catalogue of dread, a cabinet of memories, an archive of fantasies. Occasionally, you stumble through a ‘leaky border’ into this underworld where objects play out their base desires upon one another. Each visit to the underworld causes the sparkling kitchen to degrade, ultimately becoming an obscene domestic science experiment.

The Dream Kitchen CD-ROM (ISBN 0646383841) is available from the authors.

produced with the assistance of the Australian Film Commission

Dream Kitchen: CD ROM on themes of domestic space, interface obedience, surveillance

ATOM Award 2001: Best Multimedia

2002 Vidarte, Festival of Electronic Media, Mexico
2002 LE CUBE Issy-les-Moulineaux, Paris
2002 Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Sydney Australia
2002 Ngapartji Multimedia Centre, Adelaide Australia
2002 Moving Image Centre, Auckland, NZ
2002 Global Arts Link, Ipswich Australia
2002 Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, Perth Australia
2002 RMIT Gallery, Melbourne Australia
2002 Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo Australia
2002 Mornington Regional Art Gallery, Mornington Australia
2002 Newcastle Regional Gallery, Newcastle Australia
2001 Elastic Planet, Country Arts South Australia, Visual Arts Touring Programme
2001 Experimenta Festival, Melbourne
2001 Videoformes, Festival International D’arts Video Et Multimedia, France
2001 Cinemedia Conference Melbourne
2001 Art & Science International Exhibition and Symposium, Beijing, China
2001 13th Videobrasil International Electronic Art Festival, Sao Paolo, Brasil
2001 European Media Arts Festival, Osnabruk, Germany
2001 Transmediale.01 Festival, Berlin, Germany
2000 International Symposium of Electronic Art, Paris, France
2000 Animation Playground Exhibition, Casula Powerhouse
2000 Dissecacao Exhibition, Macau Museum of Art
2000 Liquid Hacking Laboratory, Albrecht Durer Kunstverein, Nurnberg, Germany
2000 Viper International Festival for Film Video and New Media, Basel, Switzerland
2000 Urban Futures Conference, Johannesburg
2000 Axis Amsterdam
2000 Cross Female, Berlin
2000 D>art, Sydney Film Festival
2000 Mobius Awards presentation, Pompidou Centre, Paris
2000 Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
2000 Microwave Festival, Hong Kong
2000 Biomachines, Adelaide Festival
2000 OVER_GAME, Montevideo/Time Based Arts, Amsterdam
1999 Probe, Australian Embassy, Beijing, China. Dream Kitchen

concept & direction: Leon Cmielewski & Josephine Starrs
producer: Josephine Starrs
design & animation: Leon Cmielewski
programming: Adam Hinshaw
sound design: Panos Couros
3d: Don Smith & Craig McPherson, Banff Institute, Canada