N°011 Conversation Cups


Do things just go away? Do things that happen not exist, or stop existing, just because we can’t see them happening in front of us? – ALI SMITH, HOW TO BE BOTH 

RIGHT NOW SEEMS TO BE RIPE AND PRIMED FOR ALTERNATE FORMS OF CONVERSATION AS WE REEVALUATE WHAT DELUSIONS WE HAVE BEEN HOLDING AS CORE VALUES, AND HOW THESE MIGHT BE INTERFERING WITH A MORE EXPLORATIVE APPROACH WHEN RELATING TO OTHERS AND THE WORLD. BOTH WE AND OUR OBJECTS REQUIRE A BETTER LOOK.

THE ‘CONVERSATION CUPS’ SET PAYS HOMAGE TO SEEKING OUT THE BARELY VISIBLE SUBTITLES IN SEEMINGLY IDENTICAL DESIGNS. HOW WE MIGHT ACQUIRE IN THE UNFOLDING OF NEW CONVERSATIONS A COHERENCE AND VERSATILITY IN THE SILENCE GAP, INSTEAD OF RUSHING TO FILL IT FROM OUR POINT OF VIEW. USED AS A SET WHEN GROUPS GATHER AROUND THE TABLE, THEIR INTRIGUE MIGHT BE A CONVERSATION STARTER, A METAPHOR, OR A REMINDER—WE EACH SEE THE WORLD FROM OUR OWN UNIQUE AND EVER-CHANGING ANGLE, SO THE IMPORTANT WORK IS TO KEEP LOOKING, TALKING, AND LEARNING. THEY DON'T SPEAK TO ANY SINGULAR POLITICAL, SOCIAL OR ENVIRONMENTAL ISSUE BUT MORE BROADLY TO THE STATE OF THINGS.

LIMITED EDITION OF 20

EACH SET COMES PRESENTED IN A BOX READY TO GIFT 

$40 FROM THE SALE OF EACH SET IS DONATED TO FIRESTICKSAN INDIGENOUS LED NETWORK THAT AIMS TO RE-INVIGORATE THE USE OF CULTURAL BURNING BY FACILITATING CULTURAL LEARNING PATHWAYS TO FIRE AND LAND MANAGEMENT. IT IS AN INITIATIVE FOR INDIGENOUS AND NON- INDIGENOUS PEOPLE TO LOOK AFTER COUNTRY, SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES AND COLLECTIVELY EXPLORE WAYS TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS.

MATERIAL           PORCELAIN,  CLEAR GLOSS GLAZE
DIMENSIONS     H8.5 x ⌀9CM
VOLUME               320 ML
WEIGHT                200 G