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You are not more relevant than the dumpling on your plate

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

On multiple places in the 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 acts of the mind. This project finds ways to entangle a place that is so ethereal with our tangible world. The intimate space of the confessionals offers a surprising encounter with objects, where you get to know them in other ways than you knew before.

Artist statement

Your bread toaster, the dumpling on your plate, a rock in the garden. They are entities just as relevant as you. I invite the 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. 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.

Serge Gruson is a spatial designer with a background in Industrial Design, where his interest in interaction design was sparked. During his current MA in the field of Scenography, he continues to research ways to design encounters between humans and the world around them. The combined knowledge of interaction design and theater practice allow for the creation of technology-driven performative spaces.


I will continue to find ways to stage encounters with the world around us.

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