LONDON: Long Table Discussion with Lois Weaver


Friday 10th February 2012, 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm, The Pinter Studio, The Arts Building, Queen Mary University of London, Mile End Road, London E1 4NS

The Long Table

We are delighted to announce Lois Weaver’s Long Table on Labour as part of the programme of scheduled events accompanying the live durational exhibitions.

The Long Table
The Long Table is a performance installation, developed by artist, Lois Weaver, that experiments with using the private form of a dinner party as a structure for public debate.  It encourages informal conversation on serious subjects and experiments with formats that inspire public engagement. The Long Table has been installed and performed as a public dinner party between artists, activists, academics, advocates and general audiences on subjects such performance, technology, social engagement and human rights.

The Long Table is inspired by the film Antonia’s Line by Maureen Gorris. In this film a woman returns to the Dutch countryside to raise her young daughter and founds a communal house where the residents defy convention and live life as they please. The central image of the film is a dinner table that grows longer and longer as this family of friends, outsiders and eccentrics gets bigger and bigger. Eventually, the table becomes so long it has to be brought outside into the yard.

Lois Weaver
Lois Weaver is Professor of Contemporary Performance at Queen Mary, University of London and an independent performance artist and activist. She has been a performer, director, and writer with the Split Britches Company since 1980. Her interests include live art, feminist and lesbian theatre, performance and human rights and the use of performance as a means of facilitating public engagement. 

This event is free to attend, but booking is essential. To secure your booking, please contact the LABOUR Team at: