tablecloth that extends up to include the diners
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In addition to providing a playful look at practicality and awkward tensions at the table, "Trouble and Strife" was followed up with an investigation of gender roles as analyzed by several critical theorists, including Gayle Rubin, Levi-Strauss and Althusser.

"Trouble and Strife" was part of Dine On Design, a brief gastronomic event pairing dining and design, at Monkeytown, Williamsburg, NY in May 2008 (see commissions and collaborations for images from the event).

{Cockney Rhyming Slang for "wife"}
Fabric, velcro, plastic necklace
Photograph by Robin Mandel