Title: Happy Hour
Artists: Marjolijn Dijkman and Inga Zimprich
SUPERSOCIAL is organised by Cecelia Andersson in the context of the Liverpool Biennial.
Location: Monro cafe, Liverpool, UK
Time: November 2006
(documenta 12. Roger M. Bruegel, December 2005)
To celebrate our supersocial lifestyle we invited our audience to come together and discuss the titles and content of international art events. We asked the participants to create new cocktails in small groups, inspired by the different Biennale titles and themes. The ingredients for the cocktails were used to express their feelings, thoughts and emotions coming up while thinking of those titles. The outcome was translated into a toast, carried out while consuming the new cocktails.
The culture of toasting
In Georgia for instance people share the time on the dinner table as the core of their social life. One person (mainly the wise and oldest person) has the position of the toastmaster. The toastmaster tells a personal anecdote, refers to important happenings in life, about happiness, dispair, politics, daily life or anything that pops up. The toasts are most often quite elaborate and full of passion. This individual way of speech fascinates us and inspired us to think about the big international art-venues around the world. Could a personal toast add something to the promising concept of these topics? Cheers!
Speech and cocktail for the Liverpool Biennial
cocktail and speech for the Moscow Biennialcocktail and speech for the Sharjah Biennial
Inga and Marjolijn