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"Conversational coffee", Hannah Whittall, 2014


Screen Print
3 screens, each 45cm x 55cm
These three prints are about the conversational aspects of coffee and water.
The first displays the anticipation of making the cup of coffee, the conversation about the blend, the mug, the time of brewing, the conversation about how we have our coffee. Without water, we wouldn’t have coffee to drink.
The second describes the act of pouring water through coffee; as we do, a sweet aroma arises. The water coming down has conversation about safe water and sanitation (Swahili). Do we think twice about people who haven’t got fresh water?
The third is conversation over coffee. I wanted to highlight which areas of Africa our coffee comes from and if these people producing coffee have water to drink. Does our conversation over coffee stretch further than our own agenda?