pillows made of leftover viscose, buckwheat, and lavender; teabags with paper labels

Piet Zwart Institute, Rotterdam, 2022

Lavender and buckwheat pillows are claimed to be a tool for relaxation. Potentially they could serve as a supplementary cure for insomnia – a state when naïve but gut-wrenching thoughts of different kinds: existential, anxious, political, but also romance or life-admin related annoyingly receive the same kind of validity in one’s mind. Have a sip of tea, release the tension with a pillow, try to find ease, make sense of things, and hope for the best.