Conversations Over Tea: Identity & Healing | San Jose
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San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art | 560 S. First St, San Jose, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
Carmina Eliason’s performance piece is inspired by her interest in cultural anthropology and the observation of social interaction. Her work is often based on themes of identity, healing, and empowerment. Would you like a cup of tea? is a participatory installation where visitors are invited to enter a relaxed, domestic-like environment for conversations over a cup of tea.
Consumed by various cultures around the world for centuries, tea is served during social gatherings from casual to formal, and the ritual of people drinking tea together has become associated with both communal and therapeutic experiences.
For ICA Live!, Eliason will transform the ICA lounge to create a warm, inviting space with home-like surroundings to encourage open-ended chats about the complexities and intricacies of social life, or whatever visitors choose to talk about over a cup of tea, with the artist serving as host.
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Categories: Lectures & Workshops