Stolen Moments: Rest, Spatial Choreography and Wheel-Throwing
Sung, En Torng
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In a society where time is valued highly, rest is forsaken daily. Rest must be stolen, for it is too often forgotten and has become an unreasonable source of guilt. Stolen Moments addresses societal-centred rest through invoking rest within the home. Whilst asking what the home is and what rest is, the project understands rest in the home as a place ballet; a routine of actions specific to the home that overlaps with other’s ballets. It is this ballet that incites my own understanding of rest, which reveals itself in routines of washing off the day’s burdens and in making. While I learned wheel-throwing, I sought to produce rest within a spatial ceramic practise, which led to the designing of a hand-washing ritual, in the pursuit of stretching out a single moment of rest. The installation invites participants to steal the moment and encourages them to let these moments saturate their routines thereafter.