The public opening event of Koki Tanaka's new commission Precarious Tasks #9, 24hrs Gathering is inspired by Tristan Tzara reading to the crowd at St Julien le Pauvre church, Paris (1921). The event invites members of the public to meet at the ICA Box Office and bring their favourite book to be read aloud in St James Park.
Accompanying the artist's commission for Journal in the Lower Gallery, Koki Tanaka embarks on a series of events over a period of 24hrs that he refers to as 'actions'. The events are programmed within a loose framework shaped by communal involvement and group experiences of everyday rituals that refer to past iterations of his ongoing series of works entitled Precarious Tasks. Audiences are welcome to drop in and out of the events throughout the day and night.