wearable objects (glass, porcelain, silver), video;
Five stereotypical etiquette formulas are translated into wearable objects. Each object forces the user into a certain pose. If this pose is not obtained, the object falls off, falls apart and eventually breaks or hurts the user. Made from fragile and precious materials, the objects confront the user with the dilemma of choice between respecting the value of an object and individual freedom.
― Hannah Arendt, The Human Condition
“No human life, not even the life of the hermit in nature’s wilderness, is possible without a world which directly or indirectly testifies to the presence of other human beings.”