The Grey Space collaborates with TodaysArt to organise a public space intervention by The Grey Space resident Yoshinari Nishiki.
Its been roughly five years since so-called “new delivery” services emerged on the street, starting the British firm Deliveroo. Although their services are now deeply embedded in our culture, still nobody has approached them as a serious logistical system. Would it be possible to transport something rougher and heavier with these services, such as raw materials? And can we reimagine them to be a modular zero-emission transportation vehicle?
Many Deliveroo drivers will take part in this experiment and intervention by Japanese artist Yoshinari Nishiki (aka Inari Wishiki), who is currently doing a residency at The Grey Space. This is in the context of a bigger project, in which he is developing a novel concept for autonomous and zero-emission deep sea shipping. As part of the intervention, the drivers will attempt to move a mountain of 500kg of potatoes together. The distribution and assembly process will be accompanied by a sound piece by electronic composer Kepla (aka Jon Davies).
Yoshinari Nishiki is an artist based in Rotterdam. His work explores the entanglement of economics and ecology. Nishiki is currently doing a residency at The Grey Space in the Middle. The residency is supported by the Creative Industries Fund NL and the Central Innovation District The Hague.