Social media and modern technologies of communication impact the relationships’ dynamics. Their use encourages I-It interaction (using something/someone to achieve a goal), instead of an I-Thou one (genuinely being with someone, for no other reason than the being or the sharing).
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a Modern Stone Age (pdf).
As a call to get back to the basics, this nomadic kitchen is meant to be in an I-Thou position with its user. It doesn’t use any technology but the properties of stones.
The work is developed in two scales: the domestic and the public.
; the domestic
The domestic kitchen scale is a combination of 4 stones (granite, obsidian, anthracite, calcium carbide) wrapped in a linen piece of fabric.
My body is my absolute domestic space so I deleted all the rest, as an act of dispossession and a first step of decolonization. It’s a set of habits and rituals I develop to create a moment.
; the public
As a paradise, the public kitchen is a metaphorical island surrounded by fences, where are displayed the same stones. It captures you and floats away, conceding a real break out of the tyranny of immediacy. You find freedom while being imprisoned.
You don’t know how long and where you’re gonna get out. The master of ceremony cooks for you and shows you how to listen to the stones.