In this project the author is linking two professions which he is engaged in: he works as an artist but concurrently also as a barista. In his project for Small/Big World he uses the café setting as an optic for the observation and recognition of a community. The central object is a table, which is, however, the only one, intended for all the visitors of a pop-up café. It will be on the premises of the exhibition, personally manned by the author every Thursday between 2 pm and 7 pm from June 7 to June 30. This table functions as an appointment book. The author uses the specific situation as an opportunity for communication with the visitors, using a previously prepared plan. The format of the cafe aspires to be an attraction while at the same time serving as a platform for communication.
Daniel Dida (1986) is a graduate of the studio of Ilona Németh at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. He completed his baccalaureate in the Intermedia studio at the Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica. He is the co-founder of the BUNKA project for contemporary culture, which engages with public space and contemporary art. From July 2016 he will be the co-creator of the EduCafé educational-social space in Bratislava.