This lunch is a culinary experience extraordinaire. In her performance, the Finnish artist Nina Backman, now based in Berlin, invites you to entirely focus on your own senses while eating an upscale three-course menu from Culinarium and to practise the art of silence. The responses to “Silence Meal”, which is guided by the artist in person, are as individual and unique as the participants themselves. Hierarchies or cultural, social or political differences fade into the background and within the silence, paths of communication emerge that need no words. Each “Silence Meal” is documented – the photos, videos and audio material from the “Silence Meals” are collected and then woven into an experimental art collage.
The Sunday morning of the Jazzfest is about discovering different realms of experience: After the neighbourhood concerts at the Fasanenplatz with musicians from the Mary Halvorson Octet and Kim Myhr's formation for “You | Me”, a sense of quiet will return to the Festspielhaus with Nina Backman's “Silence Meal”. In addition, the Julia Stoschek Collection will be offering special guided tours through the exhibition of works by Arthur Jafa.
Silence Meal at the Berliner Festspiele
Silence Meal LP -
Credits: Recorded at Studio 1, Flagey, Edited and mixed by Bart Aga with Nina Backman
Photos by Johan Jacobs
Silence Meal at Flagey, Brussels
Friday 26 January 2018 , Nina Backman performed her Silence Meal for the patrons and supporters of Flagey to open their Arvo Pärt weekend. This was the first staged performance of the Silence Meal in the stunning surroundings of Studio 2.
6.11 & 28.11.2017
Silence Meal at the Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
7.11 - 30.11.2017
Nordic House, Reykjavik, Iceland
6.5 - 24.9.2017
Aino, Malmö Museer, Sweden
18.11 - 17.12.2016
Silent Space - Intensified Integrities - group show
Finnish Institute in Stockholm, Sweden
Silence Meal 23 & 24 September 2016, 7 pm
Embassy of Finland, Rauchstraße 1, 10787 Berlin
SILENCE MEAL, Gallen-Kallela Museum, Espoo Finland.
Silent Space - Punkt Ø Galleri F15
MONOPOL, Magazin für Kunst und Leben
Time is Love 6 Canary Islands
Time is Love 6 Bergen
Time is Love 6 Amsterdam
Time is Love 6 New York
Time is Love 6 Teheran
Time is Love 6 London
Artficial Paradise, hasan & partners
Trotz allem - zusammen
Trotz allem - zusammen