They create a set enabling participants to experience a new dimension in order to change the one lived.
The Do Nothing Club is both a space and desire, a piece that reflects on the politics of wellness and hyper productivity through the construction of an environment in which a particular behaviour is encouraged in the audience. It's the artists intention to create a network of Do Nothing Clubs, opening them in different busy and fast cities such as Tokyo, New York, Beijing, starting in London. After being first shown at Supernormal Festival 2016, the Do Nothing Club opens its door at Studio RCA at Nine Elms from the 11–20 November.
An installation and situation designed to enable people to enter to do nothing. The ‘club’ has a compulsory dress code which is to wear one of the provided special capes. No cape, no access to the ‘club’. On entering the ‘club’ you will find a welcoming space with an interior designed to be comfortable, a ‘Do Nothing Manifesto’ and a ‘Do Nothing Booklet’. These elements are “possibilities” designed to give permission and help initiate a do nothing behaviour.
After a ‘Do Nothing’ experience, people will be given a membership card into this exclusive and special club, in recognition of their engagement with the project and to encourage further ‘do nothing’ experiences. The membership card is a souvenir of the emotional bond between the audience and the experience in the club.
Everybody needs the time and space to do nothing.