Tea Ritual is a daily event during of D.O.S. which attempts to reenact the same actions at the same time in order to create a thread which links all of the other aspects of the project which are disconnected. Time(events) and Space(nodes) of the project are conceptually linked by the Tea Ritual which acts like a thread to bind them all.
- “The tea, a sweet, hot cutting of chai, injects a shot of caffeine and calories into a multitude of bodies. A spark of energy bolts the body out of the fog of fatigue. The spark sets a flame of concentrated labor. Work continues till the next tea break. Calories burn like forest fires on the second shift of the working day. And the working day is full of working bodies … Every tea break is a battle; a campaign in the long history of class antagonism. How often, where, when shall we drink tea? Every second and every calorie is fought for in the shop floor. Each fraction of time saved is put away in trying to understand the ghost in the machine.” - from Antagonism in The Capital of Accumulation by Raqs Media Collective