Tea & Coffee
Tea and coffee are our slow brewing catalysts… the Hipsters' sources of power. They are fuel of conversation, of introspection. Tea sparks in these creatures, as a well as their machines.
…as well as their machines.
HipsterIA illustrates how an antiquated ritual still brings the vanguard of the modern era into consciousness.
…through a RITUAL OF STEAM.
A thinking feeling machine.
As They Rose
Steam… Not only the means that powered the Industrial Revolution of the 19th century. Boilers pushing pistons, joined to shafts rising torque into wheels and gears. Heavy lifting and light loads carried out over and over again.
Created at the point of boiling, water rises up, too forceful to persist on being liquid alone. This heat within the fluid just before a molecular rebellion, as it were, is what we've been using to expose the essence of leaves and seeds for centuries.
The PARALLELS are obvious.
At the end of the 19th century the Aestetic Movement was a contradiction to the society surrounding art. The phrase "art for art's sake" arose out of the sensual expression of the "pursuit of beauty."
In embracing a movement that rejected industrialism as the machines began replacing warm bodied humans, artists embraced prior eras. This is similar to the manner by which the Hipster adorns costuming of earlier fashions yet embraces technologies—thus in contradiction, creating the new standards of multi-disciplinary creative expression from artisanal products to fully computer aided technological compositions.