Encyclopedie voor de moderne huisvrouw
(Encyclopedia for the modern housewife)
Client: Touki Delphine
Photography: Bart Grietens
Song cycle for soprano and electronic music in an absurdist living room setting.
Soprano Bernadeta Astari sings beautiful classical songs (Händel, Monteverdi, Purcel, Vivaldi and Ravel) in a musical installation by Touki Delphine. With the help of electronic instruments, household appliances and simple cookware, this music and visual art trio forms a tasteful living room orchestra.
The songs are performed in a theatrical setting. Each song is provided with a lecture from the “Encyclopedia for the Modern Housewife”, published in 1979, not entirely coincidentally the year of birth of the men of Touki Delphine.