The Tea Set
by Rain Wu
presented by ThalieLab
Performance on Thursday, October 18 at 4:30pm
Clay, Glaze, site-specific ceremony stage, 2016
The Tea Set is a series of narrative objects made by Rain Wu as the artist in residence at the Design Museum London in 2016, to illustrate the cultural history around a British cuppa through a devised Tea Ceremony with Eastern attention and appreciation.
Made of rough stoneware clay, The Tea Set alludes to a ritual unearthed from a distant time. Guests at the Tea Ceremony will be served cups of English breakfast tea accompanied by several narratives read by the master of ceremony, highlighting Britain’s cultural and socio-history of tea.
The physical presence of attending a ceremony is to reimagine the conventions of an exhibition by experiential engagements with the audience.
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