"The Champagne Breakfast" (2019)

Performance event (5 hours)

ExClub (Exhibition Laboratory, Helsinki)

in collaboration with Lin Chih Tung and Teresa Hildebrandt

Event description
Welcome to the Champagne Breakfast!

A performative breakfast event
in relation to the Norwegian constitution day.

The Norwegian national day celebration is a pretty extra experience, to put it mildly. It starts off with the "champagne breakfast" - a meal that lasts for hours and hours, consisting of intense eating, heavy drinking, heartfelt speeches and spontane singing. The celebration itself pretends to be apolitical. But in the end, it is a political day.

With the rise of nationalism and xenophobia, how do we navigate around topics of nationality/national identity/nationalism today?

Come and share the champagne breakfast meal with us, and make some new friends while discussing these topics!

Food will be served.

 

Program
11:00-12:00 Opening Ceremony
12:00-13:00 Welcome Breakfast
13:00-14:00 Hike + flag ceremony
14:00-15:00 Poetry Séance
15:00-16:00 Closing Ceremony

Arranged by Tanja Silvestrini, Lin Chih Tung and Teresa Hildebrandt