Stories in the Cabbage Shed
Can classic literature nourish plants the same way it nourishes human minds? Can plant souls be equally moved by the powerful emotions Literature evokes? Anastasia Loginova proposes to find out by reading Lev Tolstoj to a plant audience. In previous performances she read Tolstoj's Anna Karenina to plants in the Leiden Hortus. For this reading session, she is curious to find out if a connection to cabbages turns out just as nice. Her reading sessions may also be extended to the public and pets.
Russian Old New Year
On the Russian Orthodox Calendar, 14 January is the Russian New Year celebration. This year, Mediamatic invites you to celebrate the Russian festivities amidst the cabbages. Join for some classic Russian Shchi (cabbage soup), Russian music and the soothing sound of Anastasia's mother tongue.
People's soup and people's writer
Shchi is a Russian style classic cabbage soup. Often, the soup is made from potatoes and cabbages and is celebrated as the perfect people's soup. For Anastasia, Tolstojs writing does the same thing: it connects to the common people of old Russia.
Reading Tolstoj to cabbages
Friday 14 January
Performance starts at 14:00
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam