I am collaborating with Becca Albee on a project for RECESS Space in which we are using conversation as art material. Our dialogue has been primarily concerned with an appreciation of the small luxuries we extend ourselves: fine chocolate, blended teas, scented oils, condiments packaged in petite glassware, paper goods, coffee, etc. The nature of these products suggest a long complicated history as evidenced by The Huffington Post's entry on the 13 Products Most Likely To Be Made By Child Or Forced Labor.
Taking a look at this list I am reminded of how tightly I hold many of these accouterments as an expression of style and sophistication- despite their cruel origins.
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