EARLY MONTHLY SEGMENTS #48 - ANDY WARHOL'S KITCHEN
Accompanying Oakville Galleries’ exhibition Where I Lived, and What I Lived For and its themes of psychic and domestic interiority, we present Andy Warhol’s Kitchen (1965). Instructed by Warhol to write a vehicle for Edie Sedgwick in a “completely white” setting, scenarist Ronald Tavel created one of Warhol’s most iconic films. Here a group of performers of all stripes – the sink and litter basket receive equal billing to the human actors – are forced into Warhol and Tavel’s cruelly comical theatre of the absurd. Inside this cramped domestic space, boredom, confusion and a sense of existential dread hang heavy in the air. Warhol and Tavel transform the modern 1960s kitchen – replete with the latest gadgets and conveniences – into a chaotic laboratory for self-creation and interpersonal conflict.