The era of the in-formation, or formation of things*, has lead to another one where things are rather dematerialised or disembodied. Conjointly to the consumption of material goods, the tendency to possess information and immaterial things as lifestyle-centred experiences has increased. The accelerated pace of our lives has lead to new problems; anxiety, depression, burn-out, workaholism and other addictive behaviours have become symptomatic of our society, generating need for different perspectives and development of new coping strategies.
Inspired by streams of thought that challenge the accelerationist convergence portrayal as a single forward direction of movement, a proposal for divergence comes in the form of zen optimisation. Coming to terms with irrational rhythms, rather than fighting against the current speed and information overload. This proposition tackles the idea of working with the self to encompass supportive, inclusive and solidary environments, while examining the role of emotions our society has come to either undermine or exploit. A meditative environment is created for the occasion: a non-place to be collectively inhabited and an in-between time zone, enabling the necessary break and breathing space for a decelerated state of being.
Explored are moments of bare attention, accompanied with superfoods and slow food consumption; a mindful approach symbolic of a healthy body equals healthy mind expanded to the surrounding.
* Vilém Flusser
KEY LIME MOUSSE
QS SOLIDS [energy balls]
RAW COCOA ENERGY
raw cocoa powder
coating: bee pollen, sesame seeds, pistachio
TROPICALIA IMMUNE BOOSTERS
coating: desiccated coconut
NUTRICIOUS FRUIT & NUT
unsulphured dry apricots
coating: dry strawberries, dry raspberries