[NetBehaviour] Open Systems Association- Everything but the Kitchen opens tomorrow

Furtherfield info at furtherfield.org
Thu Jun 20 12:46:51 CEST 2013

*/Everything but the Kitchen/.*
Bleaching. Sucking. Feeding. Clocking. Scouring. Tuning.

How many:

sucks to complete a breast milk meal?
litres of water to boil 16 eggs?
applications of skin bleaching agent to erode the dark pigment of human 
kilogrammes of millet to sandblast a saucepan?
wave oscillations to transduce the power of a solar storm?
minutes to complete a time use survey?

On the evening of the summer solstice, members of the Open System 
Association (OSA) will move the familiar framework of the kitchen out 
from the home or restaurant, and into the experimental project space of 
Harts Lane Studios. Over 11 hours of material enquiry will explore how 
time is produced through the relations between physical processes and is 
restructured through cultural and political techniques. Engineered, 
commodified and consumed, kitchen time becomes labour time sold as 
leisure, but could we make it something different? Could we carry with 
it the wetness, warmth and sheer burning alkalinity of the substances, 
practices and forces we find within its walls and streaming through its 

/Everything but the Kitchen/ tinkers with unseen energies, unrecognised 
practices and unpaid forms of physical, emotional and material labour 
which fall outside normative notions of time. It brings together the 
on-going work of eight artists from OSA within a common frame. With the 
help of friends and visitors, they will chart the experiences of time 
and labour in relation to each practice and project. This will serve as 
a map of the knowledge created and uncovered during 11 hours of embodied 
speculation, as members of OSA prod and poke at the powers underlying 
domestic drudgery, sociable seasons and cruel technologies.

Renee Carmichael, Gareth Foote, Cliff Hammett, Manali Jagtap-Nyheim, 
Alexandra Jönsson, Tom Keene, Anila Ladwa, Olga P Massanet

*Opening Event: *Friday 21 June 2013, 6-9PM
*Open:* Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 2013, 2-6PM

Harts Lane Studios, 17 Harts Lane, New Cross Gate
London SE14 5UP, Map 

The Open Systems Association <http://opensystem.org.uk/> is an allotment 
society for the critically curious and the technologically disaffected. 
Based out of the Centre for Cultural Studies, Goldsmiths, it develops 
experimental methodologies to expose, share and engage with the complex 
ecologies, brutal control systems and intimate technologies that 
surround and envelop us.

*www:* opensystem.org.uk <http://opensystem.org.uk/>
*@:* info at opensystem.org.uk <mailto:info at opensystem.org.uk>

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