The Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by the Finnish artist Nina Backman.
The performance experiments with a series of steps revolving around senses and silence. The meal follows a specific frame and is officially opened when the artist sits down.
Attending to the rituals of a meal in a way that is free of verbal distraction, the commonality of silence brings with it an intensity unique to the occasion.
Thus, in removing the ingredient of the spoken word, guests are left free to explore a myriad of sensory experiences that can be both physical, emotional, spiritual or cultural in nature. Through being in the company of one’s own voice, the Silence Meal presents its guests with an opportunity to observe what emerges in place of unspoken interaction.
Each meal, being a unique constellation, is documented in a variety of ways, including through film, photography and sound. And in weaving together the traces left by the different Silence Meals, an experiential college comes into being.
Meeting point: Nordic House Foyer / Entrance
Price 15.500 ISK. Three Course Menu with wine. The food is prepared by chef Sveinn Kjartansson at AALTO Bistro
Place: The Silence meal will be in the greenhouse
Limited seating max: 20 people
Dates: 28th November at 7 pm.
Image by: Christopher Lund