Teas Kindly provided by Lulin Teas
Meet me at the Upside Down Table invites members of the public to be ‘guests’ for a cup of tea with a difference: The installation brings artist and guest together to navigate a bespoke game table that gently guides their private discussion. It's a dynamic meeting combining the restorative properties of a tea ceremony, with the spirited exchange of board game play.
Drawing on the Japanese philosophy of tea as an intimate community encounter, the experience uses meditation and sensory stimulation to create a safe space where visitors may find new meaning in their own life stories.
Each sitting generates one piece of the companion installation being created in the adjacent gallery, with pieces worked from vintage teapot covers to privately memorialise each meeting.