Well nearly a year since I lasted posted in Memory Foam – lots happened! But now is for NOW!
Just in the process of collating the work and trying to understand it, from last week’s piece on the Loughborough University Fruit Route with Anne-Marie Culhane.
The first part was a guided walk around the Fruit Route by Anne-Marie – big turn out!
Then ‘IN YOUR HANDS’ a performative installation.
We invited members of the public, students, staff to join us in the Fruit Route Orchard at Loughborough University for wild tea, scones, jam, clotted cream and tasseography – reading the tea leaves!
The IN YOUR HANDS installation saw a constant stream of people of all ages, nationalities, and gender sitting down with others to drink, share stories and see what they could in the tea leaves left in the bottom of their tea bowls.
The visitors were served and guided by the artists who encouraged them to slow down and consider ‘this moment and place now’ as they engaged with the artist led process of eating scones, drinking tea and the ritual of ‘reading the leaves’.
Here we see Mika Obara read the nettle tea leaves left at the bottom of her In Your Hands tea bowl.