Gatherings2022 – ongoing
Social Art / Intervention
Gatherings brings people together to share a meal, while trying to let go, putting emphasis on being in the moment without planning everything step-by-step. The artist collaborates with (Swiss atelier/studio) communities to create a Gathering.
Not planning beforehand is essential for a Gathering, allowing all participants to take part in the process of creating a Gathering from the very beginning. The essence of the piece is to establish a group dynamic which puts the collective first. The idea is to collaborate on creating a meal together to enjoy afterwards.
The artist functions mainly as a mediator and initiator, while at the same time builds a platform. She provides a frame and holds a space: possibilities to cook, to share, to feel included.
Gatherings include a ritual in the end, where all participants are asked to take a moment inward, while staying connected with the collective. Each and every is asked to write down letters, personal goals, things to let go or to illustrate fake money. Inspired from the artist ancestory background, the ritual ends with burning all the letters and fake money in a fire during a collective shared moment.
So far took place at: Atelier Bruch, Atelier Grosse Pause, ptth:// off-space Lucerne, Angkor Photo Festival
Documentation by: JL Lavier, Sereyrath Mech, Thi My Lien Nguyen