A PERFORMATIVE SCREENING/DINING SESSION

"THE PARABLE OF THE LONG SPOON(S)"

NEVERLAND CINEMA

08-04-2019

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To conclude the public screenings we invite nopurpose collective to hold a performative session of dining with an engaging “mise en scene” that aims to celebrate eating together as a fundamental ritual of commoning and kitchen as a space of dialogue and sharing.

The evening builds upon an allegory to the parable of the long spoons which is folklore in a number of cultures. It illustrates two version of a feast banquet, one in heaven and one in hell. In the latter, guests only try to feed themselves and can't because the spoons are too long. In the former, they feed each other and thrive. With an obvious moral of sharing, the parable of the long spoons addresses the nurturing of others as a means of nurturing ourselves. The allegory touches upon many of the discussions raised through the screenings session in relation to the fundamental act of commoning- that of sharing and is used genuinely as a metaphor to rethink and re-enact realities.  

nopurpose collective

is a group of artists and architects based in Netherlands with an approach of thinking and doing translated in ephemeral works that include installations, exhibition design, music, mapping etc. In the framework of these series they will take over the space and choreograph an evening of coming together.