Dessert Room

Gitte Broeng at Boom Pearls in Second Life

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dessert room.  Gitte Broeng, Dessert Room, Second Life, 2009.  All rights reserved.  Gitte Broeng.  Denmark  2009.

Dessert Room is a hybrid work that mixes words/sound/image in an ironic vision which challenges traditional ideas about one of life’s sweetest phenomena: desserts.

Art Exhibition previously on at Boom Pearls in Germany.
From Sunday 22 February 2009 to Sunday 22 March 2009
Launch Saturday 21 February 2009, 16-18 gmt+1.?

The work examines what happens when all context is removed and a space without orientation arises. It is inspired by Second Life’s wasteland with no physical reality, where you are able to build a “second life” from scratch – but without scents, tastes and feelings, senses without which a dessert does not seem to be any pleasure at all – or any kind of food for that matter.

The starting point for the work is Broeng’s conceptual poem Hypothetical Imperatives (Desserts) based on dessert recipes that she has “emptied” of all ingredients. Instead of descriptions of delicious desserts we are faced with imperatives such as whip, grate, decorate.
Recipes like to make use of imperatives in the instructions and if the ingredients are removed the odd thing happens, that the recipes will appear as insensible commands. Completely inverse of the product they describe the making of.

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Art Event published by anonymous on Wednesday 18 February 2009.
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