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What is Relational Aesthetics

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I attended an interesting event I found on Twitter last Sunday morning. The organizer is Dr. Nishi an oncologist who created a hospice for terminally ill patients. He regularly plans several events (5)where he communicates and discusses with many kinds of people. It sounds very weird but his event revolves around the idea of buying the attendee a drink and having a conversation with them. It belongs to movement called relational aesthetics which is based on the theory of requital.
He was inspired by “The Moving Garden” created by Lee Mingwei. It’s a representative model of relational aesthetics. The attendees can pick a flower in the garden of the museum. The artist (2)signs away part of his artwork and he also (3)signs over the flowers to the attendees. However the attendees need to accept a mission where they should pass the flower to a stranger on their way to home from the museum. The art concept is to influence societal issues.
In this experiment, Dr.Nishi waits for somebody to (1)show up and treat them to coffee and engage them in a conversation at a cafe. If an attendee shows up, they can order their preferred coffee as Dr. Nishi’s treat. They can enjoy their coffee while the attendee gives some topic to Dr.Nishi which the can freely discuss until the time limit. Later, Dr.Nishi will pass a card which suggests a mission to the attendee. The attendee can do the secret mission but if they are not up to it, it’s not required.
I asked him what motivated him to do this. He said, “My spirits were uplifted whenever I plan and organize this. These events are not going to (4)burn my fingers.”
I got the secret mission from him. However, that mission was flexible and I was able to interpret it freely. Thus, I wrote about the experience in my blog, and my mission was complete.


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Title: What is Relational Aesthetics?

I attended an interesting event on Sunday morning (5)where I found on Twitter. The organizer is an oncologist doctor, Mr.nishi, he created the hospice, for terminally ill patients. He plans several events regularly where he communicate and discuss many kinds of people. He would like to treat coffee somebody. It sounds weird. But it’s one of the relational aesthetics. It based on the theory of requital.

He inspired by “the moving garden” created by Lee Mingwei. It’s a representative model of relational aesthetics. The attendees can pick a flower in the garden in the museum. The artist (2)signs away the part of his arts and he (3)signs over flowers to attendees. but the attendees need to accept a mission where they should pass the flower to a stranger in the return way to home. The art concept is an influence on societal issues.

In this experiment, Dr.Nishi waits to (1)show up somebody who wants to treat coffee from him and conversation at a cafe. If an attendee shows up, Initially, S/he can order favorite coffee where Dr.Nishi treats. They drink coffee, the attendee gives some topic to Dr.Nishi freely until time limit. Later on, Dr.Nishi pass the card which suggests a mission to the attendee. S/he has to do the secret mission. but if S/he doesn’t want to do it, It’s no require.

I asked him what things motivated to you doing this. He said, “My spirits were uplifted where I planned and organized this. These events were not (4)burned my finger.”

I got the secret mission from him. However, that mission had flexibility where I can interpret freely. Thus, I wrote about the experience in my blog, and my mission was complete.

homework:
(1) show up: Appear; arrive.
(e.g) “We expected William to come but he didn’t show up.”
(2) sign away: Give up one’s rights or ownership.
(e.g) “He signed away his property and joined a religious community.”
(3) sign over (to): Transfer ownership of something.
(e.g) “He signed over the house to his two children.”
(4) burn your fingers: If you burn your fingers (or get your fingers burnt), you suffer financially as a result of foolish behaviour.
(e.g) Jack got his fingers burnt playing on the stock market.
(5) where: use as a conjunction.
(e.g) I’m so disappointed with the result where Mr. Abe won in the LDP presidential election last September 20th 2018.

notice
In this article, I try to appropriate use 4 phrasal verbs(No.1~4) in this article which I write my daily life and thoughts because I’m learning English. This is one of writing training.

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