RITUALS FOR BOREDOM
Sarah-Linda Forrer, Nadja Zerunian
Boredom was programmatic here. The intention of RITUALS FOR BOREDOM was to evoke moments of taking a break and drifting off into inactivity. Seven simple and at the same time highly aesthetic tools, which also represented a tour of Europe’s craftspeople, promised through endless tasks a mental state of solid monotony. What were they? For example, cutting neverending loops into a marble slab with an engraving tool and arranging tiny beads in predrilled holes. The precisely conceived compositions of shellac, wood, mother of pearl, and other materials pursued a contemplative state that we normally achieve only when abandoning ourselves to a view of the sea or a fire, forgetting and letting ourselves fall. A masterfully handcrafted collection as an homage to boredom.