dinner at eight (for five) : 182 imaginary dinner parties

‘Dinner At Eight (For Five)’ is a kind of ‘art parlour game for the google era’. Throughout the month of October 2008 I thought up as many groups of five people as I could who,though unrelated, share the same surname. Each of these groups (there are 182 in total) were subsequently cast as the guest list for an imaginary dinner party. This first phase of the piece involved sending out samples to selected participants.thus using email as the medium. 398 hope soon to have the whole set (requiring a fair degree of virtual catering of course) available for viewing. 


  Much of my work is rule directed and this piece is no exception, however this time the only rule I will publish is the one that says I must remain silent about the others.

Dinner at Eight (For Five)