NOWs: Basel Nightmare by Yuichiro Tamura

15 February 2016 / Nows

Basel Nightmare
Switzerland’s largest traditional carnival “Basler Fasnacht” takes place Monday to Thursday following Ash Wednesday in spring every year, its history dating back to the 14th century. In Yuichiro Tamura’s performance locals dressed in jester’s clothing bang their drums, while a young man sleeps after taking sleeping pills. Basel’s pharmaceutical industry is a key industry in the region. A disturbing sensation: To see and hear the Fasnacht drummers disturbing the young man’s sleep is definitely a Basel Nightmare.

Performance, Atelier Mondial, Basel, Switzerland. 2015