Nilam Sari

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A Spoon for Two

2019—Red Oak

In my practice, I always want to collaborate with my materials. I don’t want to manipulate my materials, for I do not want to force them to be what they are not meant to be.

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In life, I’m also always in constant state of collaboration. As someone who lives with bipolar disorder, I have to collaborate with my illness to live a “normal” life. It’s like a dance, careful steps back and forth, side to side, it can be tiring after a while, but it's what I have to do.

I want to create an embodiment and an experience of having to do this collaboration in simplest everyday life events like having a meal. Vlusser mentioned that “gestures are to be considered movements of the body and, in broader sense, movements of tools attached to the body.” So I made a video of people sharing A Spoon For Two to have a meal together. What kind of gestures will people make while they dance for a meal together?

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I think everybody had fun collaborating.