Semiotics of the Kitchen
TitleSemiotics of the Kitchen
DirectorMartha Rosler
CountryUSA
Year1975
Duration8mins
FormatUmatic video
DescriptionSEMIOTICS OF THE KITCHEN invents an 'alphabet' of kitchen appliances and these recognisable 'signs' of domestic industry become instruments of mad music or interpersonal violence - a vehicle for the rage and frustration of the unsmiling antithesis of a perfect bourgeois housewife, as seen on TV. Using gestures, the performer's body eventually becomes the medium of the alphabetic sign redefined, the signs themselves epitomising her isolated domestic production.