The Silence Meal

19 - 21

The Silence Meal / Stilhedsmåltidet er en performance om et måltid oplevet af den finske kunstner Nina Backman. At deltage i et måltdsritual uden verbal distraktion giver en intens stilhed, som er helt unik. Nordens Hus drivhus er rammen for måltidet. Forestillingen omfatter en tre-retters menu af kokken Sveinn Kjartansson fra AALTO Bistro.

Bestille billetter


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.

Practical information

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. 

Mynd í banner: Christopher Lund