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Thé: une ceremonie d'infusion - Aprille Best Glover - Renior Museum August thru October 2002
The materials used had very diverse origins. Some were created from natural materials found in the Provencal landscape. The sand (opposite right) is hand sifted sand from the nearby Var River. It is a gray mica-flecked sand because of the many colored mountains whose silt and stones. The sand in the guest area. was rake each day with a stiff natural brush. The host area was covered with hand collected sea pebbles from the Mediterranean sea which can be seen in the distance from the museum grounds (below). Pebbles were chosen for flatness and smoothness to touch.

Waterjar 2002 Native stone.

Detail Waterjar Aprille Best Glover 2002.
    The water jug was sculpted from a natural sandstone found in hills above the installation site. Mottled white in color, the jar picks up the natural changes in light over the day. The cap is from a smaller stone found adjacent cliff face.
The Certain objects were mined from the detritus of the French Rivera urban life and the gobal consumer in which it is immersed. The metal base (detail left) is repurposed forms used to make concrete wall; a common building method in Provence. The alcove wall is constructed with recycled pallet wood.
Provence is famous for the reeds used in making musically. The privacy screening is the cheap by-product of the reed making industry. It is customary to replace this fences every few years. The roof of the teahouse was made from discarded privacy fencing. The chain for the kettle (opposite far right) is a combination of broken marmet (use to hold pots over a fire in a fireplace) a door hinge from an abandoned building, a old partial farm balance
Detail: Salvaged bell
for weighing.The overarching stradegy is to find site-specific equivalants that serve this occidental tea ceremony both functionally and esthetically.


Detail: Discarded Reed Security Fencing. Musée Renoir 2002.


Detail: Installation. 2002.      

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About Exhibition Tea Utensils: Old and New What is an Occidental Teahouse? Tea Heart, Tea Mind: Are either a chemical trait? Gallic Perfume: Proust and Tea in French Culture Wabi: the tea esthetic re-examined Temae: Procedure, Performance, Continuity in Change Explore the way of tea: Links on WWW Found Materials in Context
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