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Japanese (maybe) tea ceremony
Sat 25 March 2017, 11:00 – 12:00 GMT
'Japanese (maybe) tea ceremony' is an event with 私 whatishe collective. This event is part of Keiken's programme as 'Cultural Secretary' of 'Palace of Culture' at Newlyn Art Gallery, connecting 15-25 year olds to the arts.
Am I thirsty because my head is empty ?
私 whatishe collective is a performance group (Charlie, Alberta and Haruka) interested in rituals, death, miscommunications, communication through practices, shamanism and so on. They are planning to do a Japanese tea ceremony as a performance. During the Japanese tea ceremony, you will focus on the present moment, for example, the surface of the cup, the texture of the tea itself and the posture of your body. During the session, you will not be allowed to talk, you would do a dialogue with yourself through how you feel about the ceremony. Take people in the FAR WEST to the FAR EAST. Through the journey, you will see yourself in your mirror. Charlie and Alberta are from England, and Haruka is from Japan, those two countries could be called as far-east and far-west. Many cultural behaviours are upside down like Yin and Yang. We may represent Macro and Micro, Sun and Moon, nothing and everything and a mirror.
Booking is not essential.