An idea was born:
On the morning of the first of may 1996 a group of artists around friedemann derschmidt began to breakfast in public
places. The idea is quite simple and catching: one person invites to breakfast. The invited persons ( usually 4 ) commit themselves to invite to a public breakfast on the next possible date. And so on.
As a matter of fact, the public breakfast became a kind of cult, and more often people could be seen taking a seat at a beautifully
set breakfast table standing on a spare parking space in a parking lot, an empty disfunctional fountain or in parks or malls. Hundreds of photos (some of them from Praha, Berlin, Oslo and Melbourn to name a few ) have been sent as prove of the many different places and breakfasts that have had been held.
Some expected breakfast results could be observed : The public space changes to the needs of the breakfasting people.The breakfasters start to communicate with their surroundings, just by being there without much of their active doing. They become their own medium to take space, to be space and to change it – things are told, things are heard and breakfasts are eaten. Again and again and again.