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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Monday, November 03, 2008
    One last cuppa
     
    News just in that there's only two months left of Tea Blog...
    Since 1 January 2006, British artist Ellie Harrison has been maintaining the web-based project Tea Blog. Every time she drinks a cup of tea or another hot drink she notes down a snippet of what she is thinking about and uploads it to the blog. There are now well over 1,500 thoughts archived online, which chronicle the last three years of the artist's life via her tea-drinking habits. Tea Blog is now entering its final two months and is due to end at midnight on 31 December 2008.

    Ellie Harrison is known for her large-scale durational projects for which she has collected data about different aspects of her everyday routine. For Eat 22 she photographed everything she ate for a year and for Gold Card Adventures she calculated the total distance she travelled on London Transport in a year (9,210km). In August 2006, however, she officially 'quit data collecting' - vowing never to start another project focused so intensely on her own life again. When Tea Blog finally concludes later this year, it will mark the end of this aspect of her practice forever.