PopUp Tearoom Series@ FOLA


一服いかがですか ?Would you like a cup of tea? Enter a dreamlike installation space, where traditional, surreal and virtual tearooms pop up unannounced. Through a series of tea ceremonies, Yumi Umiumare and her collaborating artists invite you to ingest their unique teas of sereniTea, deformiTea, sensualiTea and more. Traditionally, tea-ceremony rooms had a small door which visitors bowed to enter, dropping the hierarchies of the world outside. In times of war, Medieval Samurai had to leave their swords outside as the tearoom provided relief from the emotional stress and social disorder of the battlefield.

Curious about what sort of ‘Tea’we can make today, Umiumare invokes the Japanese notion of ‘ma’ or ‘active pause’ to explore deep presence in spaces that can be simultaneously reflective and provocative

Where Warehouse@ArtsHouse ,North Melbourne Town Hall When 2(Wed),3(Thur),4(Fri) 5pm-10pm, 5(Sat)2pm-7pm 9(Wed),10(Thur),11(Fri) 5pm-10pm

It is 5hours durational performance and installation, as a part of FOLA. Audiences are invited to come and go throughout the session.There are various experiences to be had throughout each PopUp Tearoom Series. Each session features daily special performances by guest artists.Keep your eye out for Tearooms, they can PopUp anywhere!

Created by Yumi Umiumare in collaboration with  Adam Wojcinski  and Gregory Lorenzutti

Performance by Yumi Umiumare and Gregory Lorenzutti Music by Dan West Video Projection by Bambang N Karim Special Guest: Shoso Shimbo(Ikebana), Yuka Discobeans Tearoom by Zen's Studio Booking Detail Vimeo Link