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Teh Tarik Man

20,000 teabags were collected, stained, stapled on cutouts of wiremesh then suspended off a wooden frame. This piece was commissioned and presented at the World Economic Forum, Davos in the Malaysian building. I wanted to create an image that reminded Malaysians of home – both in image and scent. A man making pulled-tea (Teh Tarik) is an everyday local scene that Malaysians can relate to, I hoped that the particular tea scent and sepia tone would magnify the feeling of nostalgia among Malaysians who visited the piece.

 

20,000 teabags were collected, stained, stapled on cutouts of wiremesh then suspended off a wooden frame. This piece was commissioned and presented at the World Economic Forum, Davos in the Malaysian building. I wanted to create an image that reminded Malaysians of home – both in image and scent. A man making pulled-tea (Teh Tarik) is an everyday local scene that Malaysians can relate to, I hoped that the particular tea scent and sepia tone would magnify the feeling of nostalgia among Malaysians who visited the piece.

 

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