Mark Manders, Jarla Partilager
— (— / — / — / — / —)(1998)
Teabags, offsetprint on paper / 9 x 29 x 6.5 cm
MM: At a certain point, I had an overwhelming urge to say something beautiful. In a frenzy, I went to the supermarket and bought about ten packages of tea. Then I worked for a long time on an arrangement of teabags, which finally seemed to say something. It most resembles a “wordless” word, but an emotion still speaks from it. I know beyond a doubt that this was absolutely the best possible arrangement of five teabags. I was struck by the way the teabags were lying on the floor below me and trying to tell me something. Years later, this small work evolved into more complex works such as Staged Android and Finished Sentence.