Happy to share with you that I'll be creating the next installation for Cecil's Box at Cercle Cité! Join us on the 14th of December at 12:00 for the inauguration ✨
Aaah, winter in the city of Luxembourg ! The smell of mulled wine and Gromperekichelcher, the sights of fairy lights and steam rising from the stands that occupy the squares. Some of us know this season as Christmas, but back in the day, in time to celebrate the winter solstice, the people of Northern Europe celebrated Yule.
For early societies, Yule was a celebration centered around the sun. In those days there was a growing anxiety as the days grew shorter, and the world got colder. To appease the gods, the Yulefather (Odin in Scandinavia) was to be celebrated through a series of rituals and feasts. Fires were lit, and prayers were heard to ensure the return of the sun and an upcoming fruitful harvest.
Yuletide Dreams is in part a reflection of the way this season has evolved and changed throughout the last millennial. But it is also an exploration of other narratives and stories around the celebration. So, let's raise a glass, and celebrate the darkness, the sun, and everything in between.