Noma — Traditionen og det individuelle talent

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“And art exists that one may recover the sensation of life; it exists to make one feel things, to make the stone stony. The purpose of art is to impart the sensation of things as they are perceived and not as they are known. The technique of art is to make objects ‘unfamiliar,’ to make forms difficult, to increase the difficulty and length of perception because the process of perception is an aesthetic end in itself and must be prolonged. Art is a way of experiencing the artfulness of an object: the object is not important.”  (Shklovskij, 1917, engelsk oversættelse af Lemon & Reis).

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Kl. 18.30 ankom jeg til restaurant noma på Strandgade. Forventningsfuld. Undrende og beundrende. Det kræver tæft og handling at gå fra hval- eller sælpulerrestauranten (som det forlyder, at Jyllands-Postens Niels Lillelund spøgefuldt betegnede stedet) til verdens bedste restaurant. Hvordan spændte det af? Og var det pengene værd, hører jeg en stille læser tænke. Måske fejlagtigt. For er prisen ikke ligegyldig?
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