Installation | Be my guest
The theme of the night at the Brakke Grond theater in Amsterdam, was hospitality. Mayar Alexan and I created an interactive installation/ a ‘machine’ for encounters between strangers- a space to host a discussion on hospitality.
We hanged hundred small loafs of bread from the ceiling, wrapped first in instructions for a conversation between a guest and a host, then wrapped in white cloth where a tag hanged saying “Share this bread with a stranger”.
160 visitors untied the wraps and invited strangers to share the bread. Piles of salt and butter were provided. As the wrap unfolded, a conversation on feeling welcome, on borders, on what makes a ‘good’ host and a ‘good’ guest started. Conversations were on personal and global issues.
- Museum Night Amsterdam 2015
- Interactive installation| 6 hrs