Stan’s Cafe offers a grain of truth about our planet: Every grain of rice represents someone, somewhere. The British experimental theatre company has heaped eight tons of rice at Turnhalle Klingental. Every day the artists build small and large mounds of rice representing the political and social realities in the world: one grain of rice for the Queen, seven grains for the Federal Council, a pile for those taking part in the open-water swim event in the Rhine, a mound for millionaires in Switzerland, and a mountain reflecting people fleeing from war and disaster.
Visitors to the installation are welcome to join in and are invited to put their questions and suggestions to the artists. This ensures an everchanging rice landscape. The installation turns abstract numbers into an event, making us reflect and ponder – never have statistics been so poetic!
Mit Gerard Bell, Rochi Rampal, Graeme Rose, Craig Stephens | Konzept James Yarker | Künstlerische Leitung Stan’s Cafe James Yarker | Produktion Roisin Caffrey | Regieassistenz Craig Stephens | Administration Jessie Coller
Stan’s Cafe wird unterstützt von Arts Council England ￼￼￼￼
Das Gastspiel wird unterstützt von der Ernst Göhner Stiftung. In Zusammenarbeit mit dem Statistischen Amt des Kantons Basel-Stadt.