Through the Kitchen Door

This room-sized lightbox presents six household scenes which tell a history of America’s home kitchens over 230 years. Visitors are invited to peer through screen doors at life-sized, silhouetted figures preparing meals. This interactive, multimedia, immersive lightbox was designed and built for the Torpedo Factory Art Center’s New Project Studio, with support from Alexandria’s Office for the Arts.

Audio Guide


Silhouettes of two women working in an 18th century kichen with a hearth, tools, and vegetable basket



Silhouette of a woman in 19th century kitchen making chille relleno on an iron stove



Sihouette of a woman and child washing and peeling potatoes in a 1920s apartment kitchen



Silhouette of woman stir frying in a 1950s kitchen



Silhouettes of a woman making TV dinners and a man looking into a refrigerator



Silhouettes of a family making Iranian food


Installation Views


Interview with Anne O'Dell  Video Tour


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