Change of State


18 June - 2 July 2016, Tue-Fri, 10am-4pm, Sat 10am-2pm
Change of State invites individuals to sit together and perform the familiar ritual of preparing, serving and drinking tea. With an interest in domestic traditions and ceremonial acts, The Welcome Collective introduces the humble action of serving tea into the context of the art gallery. Change of State combines sound, ceramics, installation and video to create a meditative space for social interaction. Activity is centred around concrete slabs which become surfaces for both the sculptural artefacts and the act of communal participation. This setting fosters an immersive, sensory experience amongst rising steam and the projected image of dust plumes.

Change of State investigates family tradition and the meaning of material and action in the home. The exhibition highlights the significance of repeated daily rituals within the family which prevail despite great developments and shifts in domestic life. In communion with each other, Change of State brings the contemporary city into collaboration with humble domestic traditions. The exhibition explores the power of shared experience and ritual by inviting visitors to drink here, together.

Image courtesy of the Welcome Collective.