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Waffles for an opening. <<prev list next>>

Many years later, I read that Robert Filliou had thought that art about life was not so important for what it did for art, but for what it did for life.

For a two-month period people came to our house for waffle breakfasts. I was thinking about if it was safe for my family, how many would come, and who was trusting most. My biggest surprise was how my friends didn't come, but strangers did. We signed the paper plates as a thanks for coming and I started to see it as the gift sculpture object.

Archive begun 1991. White Columns and my home over thirty-one days. 432 people took invitations. Thirty-two people ate waffles. Project can be repeated. Archive in the Bill Arning Collection.

Also see catalytic text.


Waffles for an Opening, 1991

Participant co-signing invitation.