The Tell Tale Rooms

Eden Kötting & Andrew Kötting / / 2022

Andrew and Eden Kötting have been collaborating for as long as they can remember. Fatherdaughter, a conjoined entity, manufacturing their art in a remote Pyrenean farmhouse or a light industrial unit in St Leonards-on-Sea. The Tell-Tale Rooms is a new and exciting direction for their artistic ambition.

Situated inside a VR replica of an old farm-house deep in the French Pyrenees. The ‘real’ house has been home to Eden and Andrew Kötting on-and-off for over 30 years. In these rooms you walk amongst the artworks, memories and dreams of Eden, a visually impaired, neuro-divergent artist. Our interactions with the Tell-Tale Rooms are guided by floating animated 3D Tell-Tale heads that appear adrift and in conjunction with randomizing code there is an element of unpredictability and chance linked to the proceedings; one minute a room might be huge and another it might be miniscule, one minute there might be snow outside and in the next minute glorious sunshine.