70 x 7 The Meal, Act X, Napa (M.I.U. V), 2002
Materials: Trailer, steel structure, wood, seven cushions, light projectors, 70 x 7 table runner, seven 70 x 7 Royal Limoges plates, telescopic table
Dimensions: 290 x 1200 x 200 cm (table variable dimensions)
Catalogued: 2014 Lucy + Jorge Orta: Food Water Life. Actes Sud, Arles; 2010 Food Water Life: Princeton Architectural Press, USA; Lucy Orta: 2002 Phaidon Press, UK
Exhibition history: 2014 Parc de la Villette, Paris; 2002 COPIA American Centre for Wine Food and the Arts, Napa Valley USA; 2005 The Curve Barbican Art Gallery, London
Courtesy: The Artists
This mobile 70 x 7 dining table constructed onto a simple trailer can be hitched to the back of a truck. It comes complete with an extendible table that allows for flexible amounts of guests to join the diner parties. Originally commissioned to inaugurate COPIA, The American Center for Wine Food and the Arts in Napa Valley, California, this sculpture was to be used for itinerant 70 x 7 meals for migrant communities working in California’s vineyards.