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Discursive Brunch by Lucy + Jorge Orta in collaboration with restaurateur Ken Loon
Please arrive by 10.30AM for registration at the registration counter. We look forward to seeing you and having a fruitful discussion.
For The Current Convening #3, Lucy + Jorge Orta’s discursive brunch draws from the tradition of communal eating to create a platform that explores questions relating to the ocean, such as the entitlements of resources, its waters, food security, as well as ownership of oceanic practices, materials, and images. For this participatory event, the artists designed a tablecloth relating to these topical discussions. During the brunch, the guests will continue to examine the questions raised during Convening #3’s Talanoa* sessions. This special meal is developed in collaboration with restaurateur Ken Loon of Singapore’s The Naked Finn, who has locally sourced the ingredients, each of which will be explained and related back to the wider conversation of Singapore’s food sources, its specific environment, and infrastructure.
Since their first Act of 70 x 7 The Meal in 2000, Lucy + Jorge Orta have presented over 40 variations of the meal and have brought together tens of thousands of people from all walks of life. *Talanoa (talanoa.com.au)A term used throughout the Pacific to designate guided roundtable discussions used to share information and facilitate communal conversation. The talanoa sessions will take place on Thursday, 25 January 2018.For more information on The Current Convening #3, please click here. The event is currently sold out. However, if you are still interested to attend, please write to NTUCCAEducation@ntu.edu.sg and we will put you on a waiting list. By registration only. No walk-ins allowed.Lucy + Jorge Orta’s
(United Kingdom, Argentina/France) collaborative practice focuses on social and ecological issues, employing a diversity of media to activate long-term bodies of work, structured in series: Refuge Wear / Body Architecture, portable minimum habitats bridging architecture and dress; HortiRecycling / 70 x 7 The Meal interrogate the local and global food chain and the ritual of community dining; OrtaWater / Clouds reflect on water scarcity and the problems arising from pollution and corporate control; Antarctica considers the effects of climate change on migration; and Amazonia explores interwoven ecosystems and their value to our natural environment.
In recognition of their contribution to sustainability, the artists received the Green Leaf Award for artistic excellence with an environmental message, presented by the UN Environment Programme at the Nobel Peace Center in Oslo, Norway (2007). They were the winners of the inaugural Terrace Wires public art commission for St Pancras International London, for their work Cloud Meteoros (2013).
Image: Lucy + Jorge Orta, 70 x 7 The Meal, Act 40 (detail), 2017, NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore. Courtesy the artists.
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