Takigawa

This project addresses labor and/or immigrant issue which might well happen everywhere around the world. Tetsushi Higashino would like to work as a waiter with no salary at a cafe in the Prague Exhibition Grounds during the festival. Even though he has never trained as a waiter and he doesn’t speak the Czech language as he is a Japanese citizen, he will serve with his best efforts and hospitalities, wearing the costume which will be seemed like a NEET (a person who is Not in Education, Employment, or Training) or a nerd. It is in a similar way as his previous project Takigawa which was held at Art Center Ongoing, Tokyo in 2016. He might work with roller skate shoes on (as like a style of American diner from the 1960s), make a drawing according to the customer's order, and sell it for the same price as beer in order to drink for his own sake. And these might be a metaphor of an Americanized Japanese immigrant to the Czech Republic. In this project, he would just like to shake the ordinary urban life involving audience or customers in a modest and awkward way.

Performance
07 – 15 06 2019
A durationa performance in the café of the Central Hall

Team
Creator/Performer: Tetsushi Higashino
Guest Performer: UWI
Camera Crew: Yuki Iwata

Country/Region Japan

Artists Tetsushi Higashino

07 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

08 06 2019 10:00—23:59
Where Central Hall

09 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

10 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

11 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

12 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

13 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

14 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall

15 06 2019 10:00—20:00
Where Central Hall