Nongkrong Coffee Cart
Site-specific work at ACRE Residency, Steuben, WI
Cart built of salvaged wood, gifted wheels, and fabric.
Soundtrack original to ACRE: recordings of social gatherings, meal times, and the clinking of a spoon on a bowl, inspired by Indonesian noodle sellers
*Note: Nongkrong is an Indonesian term used to mean, essentially, “hanging out,” but in direct translation approximates “squatting by the side of the road with a cigarette” or “sitting around because you’re not doing any work.” Looked at more deeply, the etymology of the word nongkrong relates it to a body position, social activity, and a particularly transient relationship to time. This is time that operates in unscheduled, open-ended, temporary encounters, allowing for the exchange of both conversations and those interactions which are more subtle, based upon energy and feeling between people.