About

The Silent Dinners are an international participatory performance art project based around a three course meal. The guests are invited to come together for dinner, and requested not to speak, read or write; nor to use digital devices for the two hours of the experience.

Forty-nine of these ‘social sculptures’ have been hosted in over ten countries in fifteen cities since 2006, for between two and 200 participants at a time. See the BLOG to read about each event. 

The Silent Dinners have become an intimate, embodied, cross cultural portrayal of an era; experimenting with new forms of exchange while highlighting globalisation and the changing nature of communication. And, they are a lot of fun. 

For details on how and where to attend, follow this blog so you get notified of the next event, or see the attend page for ones we have coming up.

Performances

Forthcoming

All events are currently on hold due to the pandemic, but we hope to be hosting Silent Dinners again in Paris in May 2021. To be notified of the next events you can join the waitlist here.

Past

40 Participants, Thaddaeus Ropac Gallery, Paris-Pantin, September 2020, 2hrs. Jeune Création 70th anniversary event.

12 participants, Paris, France, private home, March 2020, 2hrs

11 participants, Paris, France, private home, February 2020, 2.5hrs

13 participants, Paris, France, private home, February 2020, 2.5hrs

12 participants, Paris, France, private home, January 2020, 2hrs

70 participants, Katoomba, Australia, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Aug 28th 2019, 2hrs. Part of ‘with every breath’ exhibition.

20 participants, Paris, France, private home, May 2019, 2.5hrs

103 participants, Karachi, Pakistan, Nov 4th, 2017, 2 hrs. Karachi Biennale event.

60 participants, Pakistan, Lahore Biennale Foundation, Dec 5th, 2016, 2 hrs

200 participants, Australia, Sydney Paddington Town Hall, Sept 24 2016, 2 hrs.

23 participants, Spain, Barcelona with the Goethe Institute, Nov 2015, 2 hrs

200 participants, Australia, Sydney Marrickville Town Hall, Sept 26 2015, 2.5 hrs

15 participants, Greensboro, US at ‘Elsewhere’ Living Art Museum, Oct 2014, 2 hrs

3 participants, US, Sierra Mountains, US, May 2014, 2 hrs

26 participants, Blue Mountains, Aus, private home, May 2014, 4 hrs.

16 Participants, London UK, private home, Oct 18, 2013, 3 hrs.

15 Participants, London UK, private home, Oct 17, 2013, 2.5 hrs.

26 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 9 2013, 2.5 hrs

27 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 8 2013, 3 hrs

27 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 7 2013, 2.5 hrs

25 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, Mar 6 2013, 2 hrs

30 participants, Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Oct 6 2012, 3 hrs

35 participants, Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Oct 5 2012, 4 hrs

30 participants, Australia, Melbourne Fringe Festival, Oct 4 2012, 2.5 hrs

11 participants, Mexico City, August, 2012. 3.5 hours

47 participants, US, New York Splatterpool Art Space, August 6th, 2012. 2.5 hours

25 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 16th, 2012. 2 hours

25 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 15th, 2012. 2 hours

20 participants, Australia, Adelaide Fringe Festival, March 14th, 2012. 2 hours

15 Participants, United Arab Emirates, Dubai, Jan 28th 2012. 2 hours

40 participants, Lebanon, Beirut, Jan 19th, 2012. 3 hours

8 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2011. 4 hours.

12 participants, Scotland, Edinburgh, August 2011. 4 hours.

15 participants, China, Shanghai, 2011. 5 hours.

23 participants, Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. 3 hours.

23 participants, Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. 3 hours.

24 participants, Australia, Sydney Fringe Festival 2010. 3 hours.

22 participants, Australia, Sydney, 2009. 6 hours.

7 participants, Australia, Melbourne, 2009.3 hours

8 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2009. 5 hours

4 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2008. 3 hours

8 participants, China, NanTong. 2008. 1.5 hours

15 participants, China, Shanghai. 2008. 2 hours

9 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2007. 5 hours

2 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2007. 4 hours

5 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2007. 2 hours

2 participants, Australia, Sydney. 2007. 4 hours

4 participants, Germany, Cologne, 2007. 7 hours.

2 participants, Germany, Cologne, 2006. 2 hours.

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