Dinner Music


A Haviland & Colagiovanni production, “Dinner Music” is a fourteen-minute video and sound composition of seven full set of fine china breaking on a tabletop. “Dinner Music” showcases the dining table as the platform for both destruction and redemption.
The objects achieve new life only by first being destroyed. The video suspends the cultural intentions of the objects, elongating a moment of time to allow a hyper investigation of a single act of change. The sound of a breaking dish can cause great anxiety. “Dinner Music” and Haviland & Colagiovanni‚Äôs earlier work, “Music for Teacups”, change our perception of this negative moment and sound. Dinner Music revels in and finds new life in moments of destruction.