The Impossible Tea Party

OCTOBER 2003 – in the East River.

Impossible Tea Party was performed at the 2003 DUMBO Arts Festival as part of the Water Art section. It was an experiment in sophisticated not-drowning. Four floating platforms, designed by Fluxer Brian Matthews, were created as well as a floating tea table. Everything and everybody was dressed up real nice, like a Victorian tea party. Directions and semaphore flags were placed at the shore. The audience was encouraged to order a cup of tea by using semaphore signals while we floated out in the East River. It was our job to make a cup of tea by getting ourselves over to the table with ropes and small paddles.