You are not more relevant than the dumpling on your plate  graduation project MA Scenography

What is the meaning of a dumpling if you can’t eat it? How would a breaker box feel?

On multiple places in an abandoned church, there are doors that for a brief moment, act as a portal to a Japanese restaurant and it’s back alley. These spaces are entangled and merged with the church.
The confessionals of the church are spaces that derive their meaning fully from what happens in the mind. Sinning and absolution are ethereal acts. This project finds ways to entangle a place that is so ethereal with our tangible world. The intimate space of the confessionals offers an immersive, surprising, empathetic and interactive encounter with objects, where you get to know a dumpling and a breaker box in other ways than you knew them before.

About this research
Your bread toaster, the dumpling on your polate, a rock in your garden. They are all entities in this world which are just as relevant as you. In my design practice, I invite humans to position themselves less superior, to take their place among all entities this world contains. Because they all deserve the same loving, humouristic approach that we as humans deserve. They all have their own worlds, worlds that can overlap and interact with each other. They are entangled and have agency. The world of a dumpling interacts with the world of my friendship..

With a playful approach and a sense of loving irony, my work is questioning the glorification of malleability and progression. I research ways to stage empathetic encounters between humans and the entangled world around them.