70 x 7 The Meal, act L City of London
Lucy + Jorge Orta, 2006-2050
- Ref: 0650
- Materials: A public art proposal for a open-air dinner in the City of London.
- Dimensions: Several miles
- Catalogued: pp 164-167, Anatarctica, Electa 2008
- Concept: Uniting 8000 inhabitants in and around the City of London, we calculated that the hand silkscreen printed table runner would measure several miles, commencing in front of the Tate Modern, spanning the famous Millennium Bridge to Saint Paul's Cathedral and then into the historical city district along King and Queen Street to the Guildhall, where the Major of London could join the party. "At these communal events, a combination of the ordinary and the everyday intermingles with the provocative and debatable, as individuals, deliberately drawn from different social, political and economic backgrounds, are invited to share a meal, often leading to demanding, unusual and unexpected conversations. Here all certainties of identity are dissolved into myriad ambiguities that involve change, transformation, loss and gain, love and hate – all the dramatic but actual elements of human experience." Maia Damianovic, Lucy Orta, Phaidon, 2002