This collective tea ceremony project is an ongoing work that spans over a spectrum of making, convening, sharing, showing and giving. It centers around a set of teaware that is abstracted, distorted, and scaled at a much larger size than its efficient reciprocals. The tea server is then asked to negotiate with the obstacle of not being able to operate the tea set by themselves. The objects give opportunities for people to problem solve together and to collaborate physically, verbally, and intellectually while performing at least one synchronized priority: to serve others tea. The project is composed of research, workshops, sculptural and functional objects, score and performance and these components are activated by viewers and participants (or guests) in the exhibition space. Below are research materials and images that help me to navigate through ideas within the work and adjacent to the work.