1. Unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts: “I am lost in the maze”.
2. To be fully consumed or engrossed: “I am lost in my thoughts”.
“The word ‘lost’ comes from the Old Norse ‘los’, meaning the disbanding of an army, and this origin suggests soldiers falling out of formation to go home, a truce with the wide world. I worry now that many people never disband their armies, never go beyond what they know”
-Rebecca Sonit, A Field Guide to Getting Lost, 2005
Our society today does not get lost in their whereabouts. Without being challenged in this innate way, the human struggles to internalize and adapt, stunting their overall growth. The Lost is a day spa designed for the experience of psychological cultivation and healing that in turn translates into the physical. One enters the spa with preconceptions, triggered by intimate memories associated with corn mazes. Though in moving throughout, one becomes lost in the fields of architectural obstacles and dead ends, reverting one to their primal senses for navigation. *The sight of homogeneous polished surfaces, the sound of rustling and chatter, the feel of hot steam, the smell of lavender and the taste of mint infused air.* As one’s native animal surfaces, the technological world disintegrates, and one loses themselves in sensuality. The romantic fiction becomes a reality and for the entirety of a day, the being is free.
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"The difference between machines and human beings is that human beings can be reproduced by unskilled labour." - Arthur C. Clarke
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