Based on The Ancient Myth of Sisyphus and the philosophical essay by Albert Camus written in 1942. Sisyphus was punished by being forced to roll an immense boulder up a hill only for it to roll down when it nears the top, repeating this action for eternity. Nowadays, in a society where tools and processes have been simplified in such a way that they can offer us instant gratification, we lack discipline and perseverance. We are fuelled by instant feedback from our devices, and social media gives us instant access to upload videos, photos and status updates. We have the ability to make things happen without having to wait. Basically, we have a hard-wired desire for doing minimal effort with maximum results, and have found more creative ways to outwit this struggle. However, it is precisely the struggle, time, pain and effort that has an immense influence on the satisfaction that is experienced after reaching a goal.
Inspired by the greek tragedy of Sisyphus, this project and thesis aims to trigger a switch between the standard of living we yearningly desire, and the necessary physical and emotional labour that comes in return.