words transplanted from discussions to dinner napkins
cloth, original phrases, thread
a practice launched into the lives
of every day people
& hopefully on sale soon
at the Kunstsuper
With each discussion we overlap our lives.
We open up conversation spaces where interpretations
intermingle and experience is explained.
I am addicted to channel surfing other people's stories because it's eye-opening and entertaining
in a way that no reality TV show ever could be.
I've been grabbing descriptions from
this landscape and sending them back to the source via postcards.
Now I am curious to see what happens when some of these fantastic fragments, these touchpoints in words,
are transplanted to that fertile breeding ground for conversation, the dinner table.
I still use the postcards, but now, when the vignettes pop out of conversation, I've also
started giving them back to the speaker embroidered on a dinner napkin.
For example: The Hawaiians all have pitbulls.
The speaker of these words gets a set of four. Each of the other three dinner napkins are embroidered with
a sentence taken from three other people in three completely different conversations.
The first set launched into the world of table talk comprised all food-related quotes:
The second set to be launched:
- It's very difficult to make curry as a tapas.
- On all the TV cooking programmes everyone always fucks up the risotto.
- Nothing was spicey in Europe in the late 60s.
- Especially when Steve is away I have wine and eggs because it's such an adult thing to do.
I hope they can sprout interesting conversations! Stay tuned and keep talking!
- If the people from the basement are enthusiastic it might just happen.
- It's inconvenient to go to Asia and come back right now.
- The Hawaiians all have pitbulls. [see image above]
- There's the FBI warning against copying fireplaces.