The Zone is a single occupancy installation for quieting down. In a culture that prioritizes productivity above all, "doing nothing" is a defiant, resistant act. This iteration of The Zone was installed for Initial Conditions: Artists Make Spaces at Franklin Street Works. The installation included a takeaway zine called Basic Exercises for Embodiment with images, quotes and applicable instructions for bodily awareness.
In urban environments, we see an increase in privatized, commercial space. There are spaces for breaks, but they are for refueling in order to return back to work. There are spaces for waiting, but they are for "killing time" between events. There is no place designated specifically for rest where people can slow down and tune into themselves. This space is not intended to revitalize your productivity; nothing is expected of you except to listen/sense deeply.