Participatory Project: 70 x 7 The Meal, act XL (40) by Lucy + Jorge Orta in collaboration with Chef Misso Russell Keith from Open Farm Community, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17

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Participatory Project: 70 x 7 The Meal, act XL (40) by Lucy + Jorge Orta in collaboration with Chef Misso Russell Keith from Open Farm Community, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17

Description

20 Jan 2017, Fri 07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Open space outside Block 6 Lock Road

70 x 7 The Meal
is Lucy + Jorge Orta’s ongoing participative artwork which draws from the ancestral ritual of dining together. For each rendition, or “act”, the artists imagine thought-provoking settings that have brought together thousands of people from all over the world to dine together and talk about specific issues, often related to food, sustainability, and the environment. “70 x 7” takes its meaning from the notion of infinity, whereby each meal is the starting point for conversations and exchanges that can continue beyond the meal. To facilitate this process, each meal is accompanied by commissioned artworks and objects.

For CITIES FOR PEOPLE, the artists will create the setting for “Act 40”, a dinner for up to 250 guests with a menu designed in collaboration with a Singapore chef from Open Farm Community, made of locally sourced or sustainable produce only. Each table will be assigned an “island of knowledge” and adorned with elements relating to the artists’ visual and textual language. An exchange workshop prior to the meal will bring together the agricultural, farming, and urban gardening communities, policy makers, artists, and activist groups to generate a wide range of playful, provocative, and meaningful questions that operate as triggers for the thematic discussions during the evening’s proceedings.

After the meal Lucy + Jorge Orta will transform the photographic documentation and objects collected from Singapore markets into a series of iconic sculptures, prolonging their experience of the food collaborations and discussions beyond Singapore, to generate new processes of exchange in contexts where the objects are re-presented.

Date

2017-01-20

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Short Description

70 x 7 The Meal is Lucy + Jorge Orta’s ongoing participative artwork which draws from the ancestral ritual of dining together. For each rendition, or “act”, the artists imagine thought-provoking settings that have brought together thousands of people from all over the world to dine together and talk about specific issues, often related to food, sustainability, and the environment..

Programme Type

Audience

General

Location

Onsite (CCA)

Collaboration

Yes

Commissioned Work

No

Education

No

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Citation

“Participatory Project: 70 x 7 The Meal, act XL (40) by Lucy + Jorge Orta in collaboration with Chef Misso Russell Keith from Open Farm Community, part of CITIES FOR PEOPLE NTU CCA Ideas Fest 2016/17,” NTU CCA Singapore Digital Archive, accessed January 31, 2023, https://ntuccasingapore.omeka.net/items/show/2326.