Erik Benjamins
Starting date25-08-2022
Ending date16-11-2022
Erik Benjamins (US) collects images of the sun and turns them into micro-poems. At EKWC, he made and translated a number of them into Dutch with plans to publish them in the Netherlands as a chapbook. Poetry aside, his main focus was continuing to develop a modular series of ceramic reflexology tiles – tiles with bumps to tread bare-footed – based on the idea that stimulating the soles of our feet positively influences the entire body. Inspired by Reflexology Walking Paths, a phenomenon common, but not specific to countries throughout Asia, these tiles are intended as art objects and design tools as well as a (pretty uncomfortable) investigation of our physical interaction with the world.