Enjoy a week of Archein performance and digital installation mixed with cultural and gastronomic traditions.
The work Archein is a digital and spatial installation that interacts with the space and the audience via different means: performance, gastronomy and cultural story telling.
Reclaiming the uses and needs of unexpected architectural spaces that engage in dialogue with diverse cultural social identities; dance, performance and movement are the tools for the manifestation of this action – a speculative conversation between performer, interactor and space.
Understanding the totalitarian view of Hannah Arendt in the Human Condition, this work becomes a narrative of the chapter Action, through an ‘Archein’, a dance, a movement in a realm created by the homo faber.
‘Archein’ is located at an unexpected and not usually accessible place: the courtyard of Gure Txoko, a traditional cultural and gastronomy place for the Basque Country social group who have kept their traditions, their political discourses and their festivities since they established the club more than fifty years ago. Entering through an intriguing back door, the visitor will enter into a dialogue with the dancer and the audience, perceiving a story about the place where it is hosted.
During the length of Sydney Design Festival, variations of different festivities will take place for an immersive journey into an unexpected and surprising cultural event. Check the times and descriptions for further information.
Friday 2, 6.45-10pm: Opening. Pinxos & Tapas. ARCHEIN at sunset
Sunday 4, 2-4pm: Sunday basque meal
Sunday 4, 4.30-7.30pm: Rural & cultural storytelling
Sunday 4, 7.30-8.15pm: ARCHEIN at sunset
Tuesday 6, 6.45-8.15pm: ARCHEIN & talk
Thursday 8, 6.45-8.15pm: ARCHEIN & basque dance classes
Sunday 11, 2-4pm: Sunday basque meal
Sunday 11, 4.30-7.30pm: Rural & cultural storytelling
Sunday 11, 7.30-8.15pm: ARCHEIN at sunset