Art Labor

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Title

Art Labor

Description

Art Labor will recreate a Hammock Café serving traditional Vietnamese coffee, akin to the many itinerant roadside-resting spots of the Central Highlands of Vietnam. The café will be a place for visitors to sit together, chat, rest, observe, think or simply pass time, alluding to the café culture central to Vietnamese daily life. The name Jarai Dew Hammock Café is an introduction into Art Labor’s long-term project. That takes inspiration from the Jarai people of Vietnam's Central Highlands and their philosophy on the cycle of life. After death, humans will go through many stages to get back to their origins of existence. The final stage is that they transform into dew (ia ngôm in Jarai language) evaporating into the environment – a state of non-being – the beginning particles of a new existence.

Date

1 December – 13 December 2015

Contributor

Coverage

Residency Item Type Metadata

Short Description

Art Labor will recreate a Hammock Café serving traditional Vietnamese coffee, akin to the many itinerant roadside-resting spots of the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

No

Commissioned Work

No

Files

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Collection

Citation

“Art Labor,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed May 23, 2022, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/1228.