Have you ever publically assumed responsibility for an action?
Parrhesia:specific verbal activity in which an individual chooses to say what they believe is the truth to an interlocutor who is more powerful than themselves, risking their own safety.
Glass against concrete: a toast that, like a deadly battle, narrates and activates the parrhesiatic relationship. An extremely fragile material and an almost indestructible one. One transparent, and one opaque: the act of toasting becomes a symbol of a personal assumption of risk and responsibility, to rethink the nature of our relationship with truth and power.
From the moment that the relationship of the parrhesiastes with his/her interlocutor is realised in the public space, the glasses are accompanied by a tray that represents, on a small scale, the space of the polis. They are cut according to the angle of the tray, so that they can only be exclusively placed on their support.
The Parrhesia set is part of the Immortalities, a collection of Animal Spirits meditation products, dedicated to the rediscovery of the individual as an active political subject.
concrete, borosilicate glass, steel
Tray: 22,1×38,5×6,8 cm
thickness 1,7 cm
Glasses: 16,2 cm high, diam. 6,9 cm
CONCEPT AND DESIGN
Choice between 2 or 3 glasses (1 in concrete, 2 in glass)