Frigidaire Film & Interactive Video Installation
Fridgidaire tells the story of Frigidaire stewardess Cura who maintains an elusive relationship with her fridge.
Cura has obsessive-compulsive disorder. She fills her spare time ritualizing her day so that it does not get out of control. Cura wishes she could lighten up. Her anxiety about experimenting with weightlessness makes her even more aware of the gravity of the situation, especially when she privileges an elusive relationship with her fridge to that with a young man. She becomes obsessed with the primal drone emanating from its interior, which allows her to shut out the rest of the world and rid herself of any excess baggage. When a final romantic encounter with Ben goes awry, Cura totally isolates herself in the frigidaire. Here, she can aviate the confines of time and space and enter into a state of oblivion.
Installation & Film
The work features a hacked fridge in the gallery space, which, when opened, triggers the unfolding scenes. In order to see the next scene, the viewer must open this fridge, compulsorily implicating him in Cura’s neurosis. The work alternatively can be shown as a short film, serially interrupted by Frigidaire adverts.
Cura – Asia Bas
Ben – Ludwig Reuter
Film – Selene States
Editor – Melanie Jilg
Sound Design – Vincent Wikström
Still Photography – Felix Grünschloss
Original Music Her Empty Frigidaire – Paul Sonnenberg