Bompas & ParrFridges Fight Back: a Chilling Exhibition
House fires caused by tumble dryers may have dominated headlines in the past but fridges are the real silent killers to be wary of. Fridges Fight Back: a Chilling Exhibition, curated by the British Museum of Food is a new exhibition that throws a spotlight on the darker side of these deadly white goods. The exhibition will be accompanied by a book, Fridges Fight Back: The White Goods are Restless, by Bompas & Parr.
The exhibition and book include images of bacteria bred from the fridges of celebrities and filmed content depicting the deterioration of food and drink inside and out of fridges. The work also serves as an antidote to the polished pictures of food that permeate modern culture in everything from Instagram to the contrived contents of celebrities’ fridges on programmes like MTV Cribs
The exhibition will also feature a community fridge, allowing locals to deposit food and drink that will be shared with local charities and food banks.
At its heart, the curation and the book are designed to bring to life an important safety message about fridges. Written with the consultancy and advice of London Fire Brigade, the book exposes the shocking statistics relating to fridge fires – on average there are two per week in London – and the basic manufacturing flaws common to some brands that can cause fires. Who knew?!