Enjoy a silence meal at the Nordic House

A meal conducted in silence hosted by Finnish artist Nina …

A meal conducted in silence hosted by Finnish artist Nina Bachman.

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.

The price of a three course dinner with wine is ISK 15.500 and the food is prepared by renowned chef Seinn Kjartansson of Aalto Bistro. Tickets available at the Nordic House or online HERE. 


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