Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art

Non Sights and Tasty Ceilings

Anna Astrand
Non Sights and Tasty Ceilings, Invitation image ,

SEE LISTING The Unfailing Table (Hamburg)

Anna Romanenko and Bjorn Kuhn
The Unfailing Table (Hamburg), Performance ,


66 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, 2109



Anna Astrand at Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art

Anna has been living at the Sober & Lonely House Residency (incl. bunk beds) for the past week and we would love for you to join us this Thursday to share in her experiences of the space. There will be home made beer, some snacks, and maybe even electricity, so come and hang out and get a feel for Non Sights and Tasty Ceilings!

Thursday 6 November 6.30 - 8.30pm

06 November 2014 - 06 November 2014

Anna Romanenko and Bjorn Kuhn at Sober and Lonely Institute for Contemporary Art

'The Unfailing Table: ?A workshop on the potential of toasting in the days to come after'.

Over the past two months Anna and Bjorn have been cultivating 44 fruit spirits in the Utopiana garden in Geneva, Switzerland. It only takes one fruit to set in motion 'The Unfailing Table'. You are cordially invited to join Anna and Bjorn for 'The Unfailing Table' at Sober & Lonely this Sunday the 24th at 8pm.?? To arrive at the table we climb down the chain of being and follow the fruit's destiny. The fruit serves as a supplement in the days after and as incendiary for toasting in the days before.

To the restoration of our personal paradise!?? Take a seat and engage in new fantasies about the time after the futuristic outset. What can such a fantasy be like? Bearing in mind that the realisations in fantasy are a generic form of a desire outside us, an impotent mode of wishful thinking and a loss on the principles of reality and the reality principle; we ask: What happens when there is no 'other'? No world to relate to, just an eternal banquet at 'The Unfailing Table' which is not likely to end? What then can we toast to?

Let us convene in the days after and try for a toast to unsettle our social ecology.

No special skills needed.? Spirit provided.

Sunday 24 August 8pm

We are happy to welcome Mitchell Gilbert Messina to Sober & Lonely for an undisclosed amount of time. Mitchell arrives from Cape Town this Tuesday, and when we asked what he might be doing while in Joburg, he told us that he likes the idea and trope of a dirtbag twenty-something crashing on a couch indefinitely while in-between jobs. Mitchell doesn't know that Sober & Lonely doesn't have a couch. You can keep updated on his whereabouts via our Facebook and Twitter over the next couple of days/weeks/months?

24 August 2014 - 24 August 2014