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TABLECLOTH FOR 10
above: Gosia Wlodarczak (2009) TABLECLOTH FOR 10, performance drawing, pigment marker, acrylic, linen, table, chairs, objects, food; installation size: 100 x 300 x 70 cm; top left, middle and right: documentation images of the performance drawing; right: video-documentation (web version) of the 6 hours dinner held on 16 March 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia, DVD PAL, ratio 4:3, duration 7 min, video, editing, sound: Gosia Wlodarczak, photo: Lokngin Sarnecki.

TABLECLOTH FOR 10, a performantive drawing which took place during 6 hour dinner on 16 March 2009 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MCA) in Sydney, was commissioned by the MCA for an exhibition I walk the line: new Australian drawing, curated by Christine Morrow. Performance dinner guests: Fran Clark, Anna Connery, Kym Elphinstone, Michael Esson, Suzanne Hampel, Maria Johnson, Andrew B. Lu OAM, Clare Morgan, Helen Maxwell, Tracy Zietsch.

... Wlodarczak’s work will unfold during a six-hour dinner party held at the MCA. On a tablecloth of primed linen, the artist plans to make a drawn record of everything she sees and observes while eating, talking and switching chairs around the table. After the dishes are cleared away and the diners have vanished, what remains is an intricate record of intersecting lines that bear witness to a shared experience. ... (ArtMatters, MCA 2009, page 11)

Exhibition dates: 17 March - 24 May 2009