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Call for Creative Assistants for Cai Guo-Qiang’s Children Da Vincis project
July 18, 2014 (Fri.) 17:54
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Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 presents Children Da Vincis, a project where children create objects that will be included in the Chinese artist Cai Guo-Qiang’s installation for the international exhibition in 2015. Cai has spent nearly a decade on his ongoing Peasant Da Vincis project, in which he collects pieces such as robots, submarines, and airplanes that cannot fly, made by amateur inventors using materials found in their everyday lives. His installation for Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 will include a combination of Peasant Da Vincis and the objects made for the Children Da Vincis project.
The first Children Da Vincis workshop will be held in September 2014. The objects created with everyday materials and the rich imagination of the children participating in the workshops will be exhibited during Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 at the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art as part of the installation by Cai Guo-Qiang.
See also: Cai Guo-Qiang “Children Da Vincis” Project: Workshops 01–03”
Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015 is making an open call for volunteers who will act as creative assistants for the workshops for children starting in September 2014. All creative assistants must participate in the workshop by Cai Guo-Qiang’s assistant, where they will be trained to be aware of safety issues and to support the children’s uninhibited creativity in the Children Da Vincis workshops. Please note that this is not a paid position and that the ability to communicate in Japanese is required.
Left: Sketch of Kyoto Da Vincis for Parasophia: Kyoto International Festival of Contemporary Culture 2015, 2014. Courtesy Cai Studio Center: Installation view of Wu Yulu’s Robot Factory and Children Da Vincis, Centro Cultural Banco do Brasil, Brasilia, 2013. Photo by Joana França Right: Installation view of Children Da Vincis, Prédio Histórico dos Correios, São Paulo, 2013. Photo by Joana França
Creative Assistant Workshop
Date: Sunday, August 24, 2014 2:00–4:00PM
Place: Kyoto Art Center (546-2 Yamabushiyama-cho, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-8156)
Instructor: Masatoshi Tatsumi (Technical Director, Cai Studio)
Overview of Peasant Da Vincis and Children Da Vincis, hands-on workshop
Call for Creative Assistants
Requirements: At least 18 years old; able to speak conversational Japanese; able to take charge of more than one workshop (dates TBA). Applicants who enjoy working with children and/or crafts are particularly welcome.
Creative assistants needed: Approximately 20 creative assistants
How to apply: Please send in the following information via e-mail or FAX.
- Place of employment or school
- Phone number
- E-mail address
- Language skills
- Statement of purpose (any length)
Deadline: Friday, August 15
* Please note that there may be a selection process in the event that the number of applicants exceeds the number of creative assistants needed.
Where to apply
* Please include the phrase “Children Da Vincis Creative Assistant” in the subject line.