Fika means to have a coffee brake with one's colleagues, friends, date or family. This, social institution, is very important in Sweden. As a part of her ethnographic performance series, Tsuchimoto explores Swedishness and otherness through cultural rites. This time she brought her picnic basket to a countryside festival – trying to make new friends. In the company of strangers she creates a "Fika performance", approaching northern culture with coffee and cinnamon rolls.


Performance at NORRTÄLJE BLUES & ROCK FESTIVAL 2013 (culture program organized by Roslagens Initiative för Kultur), Norrtälje, Sweden