70 x 7 The Meal, act XVI Bolzano
Lucy + Jorge Orta, 2002
- Ref: 0600.16
- Materials: Installation for 170 guests, Waltherplatz piazza, Bolzano
- Exhibition history: 2002 Ar/ge Kunst Museum, curated by Maia Daminanovic
- Concept: 70 x 7 is an 'enless' meal for seven guests, who in turn invite sevenů
Interpreting the biblical signification 'Ad Infinitum' (70 x 7 x, Lc. 17,4), the artists have invented a pretext for a series of never-ending meals, where-by multiples of seven guests are invited to dine in surprising installations complete with a set of limited edition Royal Limoges porcelain, and an unfolding tablecloth. Each meal is composed according to local context, each plate designed for the occasion. This ancestral ritual, the unique porcelain plates and the dynamic encounters of people from diverese horizons are the starting point for discussions and a lasting memento of the evening, to be re-enacted.