Wandering around Fortitude Valley, a shopkeeper suggests we get coffee at the Institute of Modern Art and have a little wander around the current exhibitions.
What could be better than finding that there’s an inflated (jumping castle-style) padded “cell” to be a part of?
The Cell is described:
“In the darkened room, patterned walls and patterned costume—space and object—merge, making them difficult to distinguish. This symbolic erasure of the individual potentially creates a sense of communality, a shift from ‘me’ to ‘us’ that seems radical in our individualistic ‘because I’m worth it’ culture. It can also produce a disorienting hallucinogenic effect, a counter-cultural dissolution of form and meaning, of physical and conceptual space, heightening the participant’s sensory awareness or causing them to spiral into a ‘bad trip’.”
Didn’t help that there was no escape from Rish!
(ps the coffee was also good! Plus the seats looked like ravioli.)
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