The Best Martha

Confession: The idea of domesticity makes me uncomfortable.

This is awkward in light of the fact that design is certainly intertwined with matters of "home" and all of the baggage that comes along with it, for better or worse. Usually, in the case of popular conception, it's for worse. Especially for a 20 something female who occasionally wonders if she's too stereotypical for her own good.

Martha Rosler's 1975 "Semiotics of the Kitchen" expresses this sentiment much better than I ever could. Her video also functions as an hilarious antidote to domesticity when one is needed, at least for yours truly.

Every now and then I channel Martha (noooo, not Stewart) and pull a Zorro on my broccoli.


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