Isa JanssenArt & Research Breda
Expressions of gratitude
In collaboration with Hanne van Beek, I have been exploring and implementing the concept of giving workshops to families or small groups of people who have a certain relationship to each other. During the workshops people make a tableware set which they will continue to use at home. This concept originated from a research on expressions of gratitude. I think eating from a set of tableware that you created yourself can kindle a greater feeling of appreciation. Furthermore, I am interested in how people use the dinnerware and what kind of moments they create with each other. The sharing of the work also remains within this intimate setting. I like to place myself in service to those around me and rather than reaching a lot of people, I would prefer to have a more meaningful impact on a smaller group.