Shut up and drink Champagne
Bed Supperclub goes silent for a youth shelter
The owners of Bed Supperclub hosted a silent party last week to raise funds for the Hub Saidek Shelter's efforts to safeguard runaway youngsters.
The party with collective performance and cocktails was supported by Moet & Chandon. The 60-minute gathering was in the restaurant side of Bed Supperclub, where guests had to wear white lab coats and noise-muting earmuffs. For a full hour no words could be uttered. Only the soft, fizzy sound of sparkling Champagne and the occasional clicks of cameras were heard.
"Silence can be a form of protest, purification or to access one's creative potential," Bed's Sanya Souvanna Phouma explained. "We chose the Hub Saidek Shelter for the good work it's been doing with the children and also because it's now located at the same place About Cafe was. When I came back from France, About Cafe was the centre of all things artistic - it contributed heavily to my artistic knowledge and passion."
"Silence is Golden" is also a homage to Serbian artist Marina Abramovic, who has explored the potential of silence as a creative medium.