Ikon is presenting On Kawara’s One Million Years at Venice Biennale this year. For those familiar with the city the venue the artwork will be housed in Oratorio di San Ludovico, Dorsoduro, an old ecclesiastic building dedicated to spoken word.
One Million Years is an ongoing artwork by renowned Japanese artist On Kawara. It involves two readers at a time (one male, one female) to count consecutive yearly dates up and down for 60-120 minutes. Due to the nature of the piece, Ikon is currently looking for volunteers who will be in Venice between 9 May and 30 July 2017 to perform as readers in the work. You will need to be available to read for 60 – 120 minutes.
The reading will be in English, but you do not have to be a native speaker. In fact, beautiful Italian accents are desirable!
For more information on how to get involved, please email Elisa Genna at: volunteersKawara@gmail.com