Alexandre Humbert

Director / Conceptual Designer

20h00, Dinner.

Scriptwriter + Installation
Schloss Hollenegg for Design
Curator: Alice Stori Liechtenstein

Over the past years, Schloss Hollenegg for Design has collected a number of objects, which also means it has collected a number of stories. “20:00, Dinner.” is an installation that will bring to life those collected objects through the stories they are willing to share. During a dinner, the 3 chosen objects will be in a conversation, reflecting on the time they have spent there and questioning the reasons for their own existence. As human beings, we have the power to give life to objects, we can decide if they are useful or not, if they are beautiful or not, if they are silent or not. Objects spend their time waiting for the moment we decide they will be the highlight of a situation. Within the installation, the notion of time will be manipulated. In a dinner setting, where the time is constantly between 20:00 and 20:59, objects will be living and speaking their stories out loud. Visitors are the spectators of this conversation, as if objects decided to live, think and experience life without them. This permanent dinner stages the ability of objects to generate innumerable stories, that we should invest time to listen to, investigate and relate to.

20h00, Dinner.

Sound Installation: 28min

Commissioned for Ad Mensam exhibition (17th-27th May 2019) at Schloss Hollenegg for Design by curator Alice Stori Liechtenstein

Starring Alice Stori Liechtenstein, Lilli Hollein and Thomas Traxler.