Quantified Self

QS-lifebarO/Super (Hu/Wo-) Man #2is nested within Eloise Bonneviot‘s O/Super (Hu/Wo-) Man #1

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

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QS LIQUIDS

ALKALINER
blueberries
beetroot
fresh mint
apples
red grapes

DETOX ELIXIR
kale
lemon
blueberries
pears

CLEANSING TONIC
apple
carrot
ginger
celery
grapefruit
orange
lemon

MACA WARRIOR
banana
kale
cocoa
almond butter
peanut butter
cinnamon
maca powder
flaxseed

KEY LIME MOUSSE
avocado
lime
coconut oil
fresh mint
almond butter
manuka honey

QS SOLIDS [energy balls]

RAW COCOA ENERGY
tahini
maple syrup
raw cocoa powder
coconut oil
avocado
coating: bee pollen, sesame seeds, pistachio

TROPICALIA IMMUNE BOOSTERS
dried mango
goji berries
cashew nuts
desiccated coconut
baobab powder
turmeric powder
lime
filtered water
coating: desiccated coconut

AMINO GRANOLA
blueberries
coconut oil
gluten-free oats
pumpkin seeds
sunflower seeds
dry cranberries
chia seeds
almonds
goji berries
cinnamon
acai powder

NUTRICIOUS FRUIT & NUT
black raisins
green raisins
white raisins
cocoa
unsulphured dry apricots
unsulphured dates
walnuts
spirulina powder
coating: dry strawberries, dry raspberries

 

O/Super (Hu/Wo-) Man #2 link