Godai Sahara: Good Samaritan

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Open: Wed-Sat noon-6pm

Unit 7, 88 Mile End Road, E1 4UN, London, UK
Open: Wed-Sat noon-6pm


Godai Sahara: Good Samaritan


Godai Sahara: Good Samaritan
to Sat 27 Oct 2018
Wed-Sat noon-6pm


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Godai Sahara, Waiting Room with Tea Wall. Tea on wall, Camellia Sinensis, bench, dried-used-tea cushion and questionnaire. Dimensions variable. Unique

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Hello, it is nice to meet you.
I’m Godai Sahara who is the host of this temporal space.

Please feel free to relax in the waiting room. I hope the colour of the wall can ease your eyes.

Have you ever grown a tea plant? It takes a while to get young leaves for brewing, but I like the idea that you can grow tea for yourself. Please let me know if you are interested in looking after the plants. I am looking for someone who can do so.


How are you feeling today?
What brings you here?
What are your problems?

I am not sure how much I can be helpful for you, but maybe it is not a bad idea to go through the questionnaire. I am interested in what I can do for you. No pressure though.

Whenever you are ready, please come through the curtain to enter the brighter space.

There are some soaps on the shelves. Please have some to try washing hands with, or to bring home in a paper bag. Please use the washing tools and keep them clean for others. Feel free to ask the office for assistance. Thank you.

Please do not touch the bottles in the fridge unless otherwise advised. If you are keen to try the prescription for your wellness, please ask me or the office for further information.

Thank you for coming today. Please take care and have a good day.

Godai Sahara lives and works in Berlin, Tokyo and other places. Sahara’s work has been featured in exhibitions including Cairn Gallery, Pittenweem 2018; Ascending Delight, Glasgow International, Glasgow 2018; Snow/River-wine Tasting, Narva Art Residence, Narva 2018; Safety at the Savoy Centre, Savoy Centre, Glasgow 2017; REcreative Screening, South London Gallery, London 2016.

Courtesy of the artist and GAO Gallery, London

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