The Silence Meal is a performative dining experience hosted by 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 communality 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 is a unique constellation. The traces left by the Silence Meals are left in the museums space as part of the exhibition Silent Space – Intensified Integrities.
In the Gallen-Kallela Museum the Silence Meal menu is by chef Sami Tallberg and consists of wild herbs.
Meadow sweet posset
Chaga Tea & Magic of Lapland
Kyrö Napue & Tonic
Reservations: firstname.lastname@example.org, 09-8492340
Date: 16.3., 26.4. and 11.5. at 7 p.m.
Price: 150 e
The price includes the museum entrance fee and a guided tour.