March 26 – 28, 2024

Hauser & Wirth
542 W 22nd St NYC


The CANDY Meditation can be found here.

The Ecology of Care Lounge is a playful experiment situated as a salon within the exhibition ‘Pipilotti Rist. Prickling Goosebumps & A Humming Horizon’ and the installation’s immersive ‘collective living room.’ The Lounge is a collaboration between David Thomson and Kate Watson-Wallace that invites participants to activate their senses through a series of exploratory prompts, and conversations around individual and collective care.  

Ecology of Care is an aspect of Thomson’s research within The Artist Sustainability Project.  This work is based on ideas to reconceptualize care within our life/work ecosystems. Reenvisioning relationships through the lens of organic models in nature, to build more balanced, agile, resilient, and adaptive systems.  Using concepts from Emergent Strategy, Touchstone Values, and Ikigai, as well as other frames to examine how we care for ourselves.

Meditation credits:

Text and Voice:
Kate Watson-Wallace & David Thomson

Electronic Composer:
Rachel Austin

Recording Engineers:
Blackpaw (LA) & Eyal Marcovici (NY)

Mixing Engineer:
Blackpaw (LA)

Special thanks
Fei Liu, Analia Segal, Tom Truss, Gail Jacobsen, Craig Bossi, Okwui Okpokwasili, Peter Born, Carmen Serrano, Celestine Maddy, Barbara Watson & Alan Wallace.

Huge gratitude
To Russell Salmon for this invitation and the amazing Hauser & Wirth team: Anjelic Owens, Marissa Passi, and Carolina Sabater, for their generous and caring support in producing these evenings.