Book your private Thai dinner in the elephant now!
Thursday 21 May and Friday 22 May from 18:00h - 21:30h
ps. We have a protocol for cleanness and safety: you will not meet people, only meet clean places.
Price: €20,- p.p. for dinner + drink.
Only 1 person at a time, max. 30 min. per person.
For reservations e-mail Waew: firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Room in the Elephant’ is a project part of the Waew Food Programme. Waew is a Thai artist passionate about combining food, Thai culture, performance and artworks. The Waew Food Programme reects her personal questions and desires in relation to larger topics as politics, migration and cultural dierences.
This time Waew enters the Dutch artworld in her Thai Trojan horse: a self-constructed elephant (with a room in it). At the 21st and 22nd of May she will serve 1-person Thai dinners inside this elephant at Onomatopee. We will ensure that all COVID-19 guidelines are followed. So grab your chance and book a spot for your rst corona-proof dinner outside of the house!
Waew (full name: Jeeraphat Voraphotmuangman) was born (1985) in Bangkok, Thailand. In her own words: ‘For the last 3 years I have been travelling to Eindhoven, where I started cooking Thai food and developed The Waew Food Program. I loved the cultural experience and I realised that the integrity of ”Thai food” had been compromised over time by economic and cultural influences. With The WFP I am able to combine my work as a artist and my cooking skills. In the first edition of the WFP (in collaboration with Lucas Maassen) we explored several personal and political topics at Wall Street Eindhoven (Centre for art, food and alternative economics). The WFP is not just about food, its about value! It advocates an economical model more based on subtle values and less based on money.
The Tuk-Tuk I presented in the Van Abbe Museum in May ’19 is completely made out of lottery tickets. It is representing the surreal economy that is related to the the national lottery and superstitious nature of Thai people that seek for luck and fortune in all everyday objects.
For my new project to develop I am using another Thai symbol which is the elephant. After cooking laste year an experimental dinner called ‘The Elephant in the Room' with students from the DAE. The idea was born to make a restaurant this time 'The Room in the Elephant’, as a pop-up restaurant. Due to the 1,5 meter restriction that we have to respect nowadays I decided to make the restaurant space for only1 person at the time. This way we can still go outside and enjoy nice Thai food as well as experience to travel to a different world inside my elephant.’
event illustration by Thijme Maassen