you are invited to take part of
a performative work that reflects upon, explores and performs an archive. The archive asks you to take part in a dialogue programmed to constantly replay its own chronology. Depending on which directions you take the encounters deviate into straying retellings of a fall night in 2015, when eleven women gathered behind closed doors to articulate and document the stories of additional eleven women. The task was simple: When history has eradicated our story, we must write it ourselves.
This archive is what was generated; a reconstructed chat room in which the guests are having dinner. They write, sound, draw, and send each other images and videos. Their dialogue is repeated, over and over but slightly dislocated each time. Simultaneously, each post provides an entrance for you to trace deeper through the many layers that the archive provides. By each click, you will be able to trace through the works that were materialized when the characters encountered their performers.
The Family Dinner has been initiated and directed by Hanna Wildow, programmed by PWR, photographed by Carolina Johansson Oveido, styled by Moa Sjöstedt, and conducted in collaboration with Imri Sandström, Sara Teleman, Ellen Nyman, Moa Franzén, Anna-Karin Linder Krauklis, Katarina Bonnevier, Thérèse Kristiansson, Francine Agbodjalou, Karin Drake and Moa Sjöstedt. The Family Dinner was made possible with generous support from Kulturbryggan.