70 x 7 The Meal Act L, Tate Modern, City London (work in progress)

Date: 2006 - 1970
Ref: 0600.50
Materials: Table setting for an estimated 8000 guests, Royal Limoges porcelain plates, inkjet table runner
Dimensions: Table running from the Tate Modern, across the Millennium Bridge, to St Pauls Cathedral and ending at the Guildhall
Catalogued: pp 164-167, Antarctica, Electa 2008
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta

Act fifty of 70 x 7 The Meal is a proposal for a public installation in the form of an open-air luncheon for approximately 8,000 guests that weaves several miles through the streets of the City of London; commencing at the foot of the Tate Modern, spanning the Millennium Bridge, winding up the streets to Saint Paul's Cathedral, then crossing King and Queen Street, to end in the square in front of the historic Guildhall.
Act fifty was drawn up as a feasible idea for the publication series New Thinking in Public Art, by IXIA and Article Press, UK, which questions the notion of public art and it’s commissioning processes, through detailed explanations of the methodologies Lucy + Jorge Orta employ to both stage mass-gatherings and engage with diverse audiences.

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