Concept, script, production, costumes: Myclef Laun
Filming: Myclef Laun and Thomas Nugent
Editing: Myclef Laun and Thomas Nugent


Taboo Cooking: The Hidden Cuisine is speculative film that asks where or what is hidden when we say taboo.

In the Atlantic, culinary writer, Jonah Lehrer writes, “this is the moral of the kitchen: even the most mundane rituals deserve our attention. And maybe they deserve it most of all. To cook is to insist that every hunger is a potential occasion, not just for something delicious (because deliciousness can be easily bought), but for that quality of experience that comes when the flame is on high and the last knob of butter is being whisked into the sauce”. From this premise, Laundry (aka Laun) asks what hunger is taboo, and where is the hidden cuisine? 

The idea behind the project is to create an esoteric adventure cooking programme. The aesthetic of the programme uses expert underwater filming, costume design and studio kitchen to look like something shot for the Jamie Oliver studio.

The profesional look of a traditional cooking programme is meant to be misleading with slightly offbeat interviews, meditations and hand-drawn maps of the destinations to the Bohuslän coast.

Michael Laundry

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Michael Laundry is an artist, curator and choreographer‭. ‬Laundry is Curator at Mikey Laundry Art Garden‭ (‬MLAG‭). Laundry often uses 3D printed sculptures and digital weaving as conceptually interrelated pieces and performative actions over one discrete artwork. ‬Laundry’s artistic practice has taken shape under the name Myclef Laun or The Avalanche Boys‭. ‬Laundry’s practice includes live site‭- ‬specific performance‭, ‬choreography‭, ‬video installations‭, ‬textile and costume design‭, ‬as well as audio installations‭.  ‬Laundry’s tech-feminist approach uses technology such as drones‭, ‬VR‭, ‬and  choreography to investigate philosophical‭, ‬political and prose fiction texts‭. ‬Laundry’s work has been shown in Vancouver‭, ‬Toronto‭, ‬New York‭, ‬Plymouth England‭, ‬Copenhagen‭, ‬Oslo‭, ‬Bergen and Kristiansand by festivals‭ ‬and venues including Gallery FELT‭, ‬Gallery Knipsu‭, ‬KRAFT, ‬Ravnedans‭, ‬Alt_CPH‭, ‬BIT Teatergarasjen‭, ‬Oslo Art Weekend‭ ‬BOA Billedkunstnerne i Oslo og Akershus‭, ‬ASLE Biennial Conference‭, ‬Plymouth‭. ‬