How Do You Do?
"Living, naturally, is never easy. You continue making the gestures commanded by existence for many reasons, the first of which is habit. Dying voluntarily implies that you have recognized, even instinctively, the ridiculous character of that habit, the absence of any profound reason for living, the insane character of that daily agitation and the uselessness of suffering." Albert Camus - The Myth of Sisyphus.
What if you have a simple, utilitarian device - like your kettle for instance, functions as a reminder, making you question the very essence of your existence and according to your answer, proposes a gesture, a polite way out.
The hand proposes an unpredictable life changing experience, from possible death to simple burn in your hand, from arrhythmic palpitations in your heart, to violent muscle contractions.
Onur Sonmez & Roswitha Angerer