Dear Friend, welcome to my house

wood, glass, fabric
3m x 2m x 2m

A caban made from square timbers and glass, the view inside is hidden by curtains. Inside are three cooking pots permanently boiling water, which creates a humid atmosphere inside the caban. The sound of boiling water reminds of a familiar place. An installation which refers to the custom in asia and central asia to invite guests for tea, what produces the feeling of acceptance, integration and empathy with an unfamiliar cultural context. The installation raises questions about hospitality, social conventions, dependence and the attempt to integrate. The caban is symbol for a home away from home.

First presented in the exhibition Wood Fire, X-Coma, MADA s.p.a.m., Xi‘ An, China