OPPENHEIMER's TABLE

Workshop | March 1st - March 8th 2015

Arts Letters & Numbers, NY

In March 2015 a group of 25 people from all over the world, and representing a wide spectrum of disciplines, gathered at Arts Letters & Numbers to take part in “Oppenheimer’s Table” - the first in a series of workshops examining and expanding upon the nature of 132 doodles generated from the secret joint committee meetings held in 1947 and chaired by Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer. 

Within an environment of debate and group exercises, the participants embodied the condition of mimesis as a strategy for understanding and inhabiting the doodles. Redrawn, reorganized and re-enacted, the artifacts revealed mysterious internal relations and interdependencies. They became the living model for the participants within “Oppenheimer’s Table”, informing everything from long-format improvisational performances to the sharing of food and stories.

The workshop was an Arts Letters & Numbers production.