The eating of another persons sins is a Welsh borderland tradition. By consuming a ritual meal, it was believed to take on the sins of a recently deceased person, and absolve the souls of the dead from vanity, greed, lust, jealousy, gluttony, anger, sloth and grief.
Hildegard von Bingen
A big inspiration for 'The Sin Eaters' are the writings of visionary, abbess, composer, herbalist, wise woman and early feminist Hildegard Von Bingen, which are amongst the most influential surviving work from early medieval history on the relationship between the natural world and the human condition.
Writings from Hildegard's time describe an extraordinarily talented woman; a visionary, a prophet and a pioneer who wrote practical books on biology, botany, medicine, theology, astronomy, and the arts. She was a prolific letter-writer to everyone from humble penitents looking for a cure for infertility to popes, emperors and kings seeking spiritual or political advice.
Herbalism and deadly sins
The experience will explore von Bingen's healing methods and practices to rethink the way the worlds of food, smell, art and science come together, and to discover how these can be harnessed to achieve a balanced state of mind. Expect a sensory 8-course dinner, based on 8 deadly sins, where medieval herbalism meets modern philosophy in an extraordinary gastronomic and theatrical experience.
Please note: one part of the dinner will be served per two.
Neo Futurist Dinner 14: Sin Eaters
Tuesday 15 till Sunday 20 February*
Round 1: 17:00 - 19:30
Round 2 :20:00 - 22:30
All Neo Futurist Dinners are vegan. If you have questions or want to inform us about allergies, send an e-mail to email@example.com.
*If this event gets cancelled because of corona measures we will fully refund your ticket.
**We offer a discount to students and artists. To qualify, you need to be able to show us your kvk nr/portfolio or student card at the door. Even if there's only one person in the group who is eligible for the discount, you can purchase the Artist/Student ticket.