Tea for Five. Opium Clippers is a research and performance piece in which Neja Tomšič explores the history that led to the current epidemic of opioid addiction in the US through painted ceramics, a tea-drinking ritual and a book.
Through the particular stories of individuals, merchants and politicians, businesses and pirates, the project reveals the cradle of capitalism and consumerism and the role that opium and tea played in it. It charts a time of capital accumulation, financial speculation, the invention of new forms of work and lifestyle, and the search for and exploitation of raw materials – strategies that, despite their hidden nature, are as much a part of the world we share today as opium ships.
The event will be held in Slovenian.
The event is free of charge. Registration required. Apply at firstname.lastname@example.org.