“Whispering Table” is a sound installation by TheGreenEyl. It was designed in 2009 for an exhibition in the Jewish Museum Berlin.
“Whispering Table” refer to a human behavior that is of great importance in all world cultures: eating dinner together as an opportunity for exchange and communication. Empty, supposedly normal ceramic bowls stand on a large round table. They start to speak as soon as the visitors hold them to their ear. They tell of the cultural and religious traditions of four different cultures. They also talk to each other. Depending on their position on the table, the objects start an intercultural dialogue.
This installation also creates a situation that is similiar to eating together. Visitors sit at the table, handing each other bowls or reaching across the table for another.
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