we are for you because we are against them
(A Dinner Party for eight guests)

This living installation invites the public to take on the role of voyeur, and observe an elaborately staged dinner party. Eight preselected volunteer diners participate in this public gesture, while seated/contained in human-sized weebles ("weebles, wobble, but they don't fall down...") The piece combines both elements of the uncanny and absurd, as a normally private dinner party becomes the object of the public gaze.

This piece was created as past of Lakmaier's artist residency at the Firestation, Dublin and performed at the LAB in Dublin. We are for you because we are against them was curated by Liz Burns. It has since toured widely.

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2009; durational performance; mixed media; dimensions variable;
duration 120 minutes


photography by Hugh McElveen

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