70 x 7 The Meal act XXXVI, Le Havre
Materials: Royal Limoges porcelain plate, enamel. Two editions of 175 plates each, dated and signed by the artists
Exhibition history: Hotel de Ville, Le Havre
Courtesy: Lucy + Jorge Orta
On the 23rd September 2014, 330 guests were united for the inauguration of the Positive Economy Forum, in the banqueting hall of the Hôtel de Ville in Le Havre. For the occasion, Lucy + Jorge Orta have created the 36th chapter of their dining performances, 70 x 7 The Meal.
Imagined as an installation, the table settings have been created by the artists, complete with their signature Royal Limoges porcelain plates and an imense printed table runner. These artworks, echo the themes of the Positive Economy Forum, for a more positive environment built on a basis of cooperation, with a manifesto incorporated as a central motif alongside the artists’ drawings of seeds, as a metaphor for life.