Hyper の Aware
Hyper の Aware is an exploration of fleeting moments, intimacy and soil, through the format of a 15 minute tea ceremony.
4th - 8th november
36 Bedford Square
AA front members room
1200 - 1500 daily
Mono No Aware (物の哀れ) can be literally translated as “the pathos of things” and refers to an appreciation for the fleeting temporality of the objects and environment around us.
Hyper の Aware is our exploration of fleeting moments, intimacy and soil, through the format of a 15 minute tea ceremony.
Our tea ceremony is designed as a performance and device to generate a heightened state of awareness, triggering a guest into a frame of mind that can only be described as Hyper-Aware.
Housed in a 2.1m x 2.1m x 2.1m timber-framed cube, clad in delicate shoji paper, the tea house creates a Temporary Autonomous Zone. The floor is made of a 90mm depth of soil dug from Hooke Park, creating an exteriorised interior and a lived connection to the soil that sustains us.
Tea is served in a bowl made of raw clay that begins to disintegrate as the guest imbibes their tea. All the tea implements are made to heighten both the guest and the host’s states of awareness.
Hyper の Aware serves to both generate appreciation of the moment and linger in the form of a visceral memory of a space that will disappear and fade in less than a week.
Organised by Joy Lai, Elina Zampetakis, Hotaru Kawaguchi, Alex Lin, Angelica Rimoldi and Sean Gwee.