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6H30, 2017 / Objets Rituels series

Tray
Painted metal, wood, marbling.
H : 42 X 65 cm

This ritual is to be realized in the morning, before any other action. The central part is filled with a reading from which the subject must be chosen with the greatest care because it gathers the first thoughts of the day. At this moment, the brain is cleared of any thoughts from the day before, it is open to the projection of new ideas and to awaken dreams. The second rectangular compartment hosts a notebook to write down the brightest topics. For the other rounded portions, any balanced meal suggestions.
This rite is an invitation to experience for oneself this first moment of the day before devoting the rest of the time to others.
It will be realized alone; in the presence of guests it is better to apply the ‘‘good morning’’ ceremonial.

Ritual objects are household objects that have not been sanctified and do not belong to a sanctuary but are used in religious rites. In a broader sense, a ritual is a practice performed with precision and care in a given context. Usually more experienced than thought, these traditions are part of the richness of human existence. Whatever one may think of religions, domestic objects do influence the way our rites and habits work. This impalpable link is used here to draw the contour of new rituals adapted to current beliefs. By relying on common notions of happiness such as gazing at the stars, taking time for oneself or looking at each other smiling, these rites take shape through objects in order to enter more easily into our daily life. These diverse devices all have a form and a function that guide the gesture to produce a specific act in a given situation. The textures and effects of materials have been thought around the symbolism of colors. A golden tone touches on each ritual to recall its sacredness. Whether casual or daily, they provide the user with a change of state before and after the ceremony.

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