Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Tea Art

I recently had the pleasure of meeting a talented artist named Michele Brody who incorporates tea into her work. Some of her recent pieces include a copper-pipe Japanese-style teahouse and a roving tea cart. In each, she serves tea to guests in an interactive performance/installation piece. She makes an audio recording of her conversations and then writes excerpts of the conversations onto the tea socks in which the tea was brewed. The conversations often deal with people's personal tea memories, and can be quite profound.

If you'd like to get involved with this fascinating, ongoing piece of art, now's your chance. You're on a computer right now, and my guess is you're pretty handy with a keyboard. If you're also a good listener and you have a bit of time to spare, Michele needs your help! She's looking for people to help transcribe the teacart conversations from her most recent performance so she can use excerpts from the conversations on the tea socks. Here is a quilt made from previous conversations:

To get involved, call Michele at 646-522-9924 or email her at michele at michelebrody dot com for more details. Tell her Vee sent you and you want to help!

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