A b o u t

"The body on the street is a very particular body… it turns up in a very male discourse,” Lau says. “We’re interested in the idea that

maybe radical activity today is a much more domestic thing than it used to be.”

 

 

We've started with a queer take on the kitchen as a place, where bodies are made - not only in the sense of nourishing, but of triggering and regulating desires. Picking up mostly historic narratives we want to challenge the opposition of public and private spaces, for example, by intersecting records of the Compton Cafeteria riots in San Francisco with the story of J.H. Kellogg, inventor not only of cornflakes, but anti-masturbation and chastity devices as well. Our mediums have been, among others, embroideries, ceramics, domestic and medical ready-mades and, of course, food.

 

Lasse Lau (b. 1974, Denmark), based in Brooklyn & Copenhagen, and Flo Maak (b. 1980, Germany), based in Berlin, have been collaborating since 2006, working on subjects like queer geographies, kitchen politics and the making of bodies in resistance. They have showed

in Mexico, Denmark, USA and South Korea. After years of research, workshops and community building, they gathered the results of their collaboration in a comprehensive exhibition “Technologies of the Kitchen” at Pro Arts in Oakland earlier this year. Both have also pursued careers with their individual practice as visual artists and filmmaker. 

 

See individual works here ...

Flo Maak

Lasse Lau

Talks

PRO ARTS, OAKLAND 17

SPACE ONE, SEOUL 16

exhibitions

PRO ARTS, OAKLAND 17

OVERGADEN, COPENHAGEN 09

EL CENTRO CULTURAL ESPANOL, MIAMI 07

COPENHAGEN QUEER FESTIVAL 06

PUBLICATIONS

MAGAZIN FLORIDA 15 

QUEER GEOGRAPHIES 14

SECOND WORLD CONGRESS OF FREE ARTISTS 13

PRESS

OAKLAND NORTH 17

KQED 17