Tag Archives: Cooking

Cuisine Bizarre

In the pilot, »Cross over«, television chefs Frans and Björn cook a three course dinner: shrimps, dill cooked in red wine and served with white beans in tomato sauce, Swedish Falukorv sausage baked with walnuts and eggs flambé in cognac served with whipped cream. The kitchen is very messy and unclean. All over the place you see cook books, tooth brushes, a human skull and artists material – adding character to the already fashionably grimy environment. As a viewer you see creative cooking in the act but can also recognise something of your own attempts at domestic gastronomy.

Collaboration with Frans Einarsson.
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Cuisine Bizarre, video still, Frans Einarsson and Björn Perborg with sandwiches and cigarette.
Photo: Leia Sademyr

Year: 2004-2014
Technique: Video SD PAL (TV), Swedish dialogue
Duration: Varying (up to 28 min per episode)
Cast: Frans Einarsson, Björn Perborg
Cinematography: Virgil Dejarv

Cuisine Bizarre – The Kitchen

Interactive video installation in the shape of an ordinary kitchen. As doors and drawers are being opened it is not cutlery, cups or gravy boats that are exposed but a selection from Cuisine Bizarre’s extensive production of cooking shows.

Collaboration with Frans Einarsson. Realised with the support of Konstnärsnämnden, the Swedish Arts Grants Committee.

Cuisine Bizarre – The Kitchen, installation at Konstnärshuset, kitchen with hidden video monitors.
Photo: Lo Birgersson
Cuisine Bizarre – The Kitchen, installation at Konstnärshuset, detail of drawers with video monitors.
Photo: Lo Birgersson

Year: 2014
Technique: Kitchen, monitors, magnet switches etc.
Dimensions: 160 x 60 x 210 cm (63 in x 23.6 in x 82.7 in)