Silence Meal

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.

Artist Nina Backman and the Silence Meal at the Gallen-Kallela Museum. Photo: Kaisaleena Halinen.

Artist Nina Backman and the Silence Meal at the Gallen-Kallela Museum. Photo: Kaisaleena Halinen.

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.

Menu sample:

Silence Meal at the Gallen-Kallela Museum 28th January 2016. Photo: Kaisaleena Halinen.

Silence Meal at the Gallen-Kallela Museum 28th January 2016. Photo: Kaisaleena Halinen.

Red cabbage
Polypody
Rose
Wild chives

Porcini
Chestnuts
Chervil


Celeriac
Dill
Buttermilk
Wild mustard


Meadow sweet posset
Apples
Bee pollen


Chaga Tea & Magic of Lapland

Drinks:

Kyrö Napue & Tonic

Birch water

Wines: Ekowine

 

Reservations: info@gallen-kallela.fi, 09-8492340Kuva2 (1) copy

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.

 

 

 

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