Not at the Dinner Table
For this participatory project, people are invited to call a number and leave an anonymous voicemail message addressed to someone important in their lives about an issue they disagree on, saying what they usually stop themselves from saying in order to keep the peace. A rotating selection of the voice mail messages is available to listen to when the project is active. Originally created for 323 Projects in 2013, and covered by Carolina Miranda for a KCRW "All Things Considered" story. We have subsequently re-presented the project ourselves, during the end of the year holiday season, each year from 2015 to the present. In 2016 Carolina Miranda once again covered Not at the Dinner Table in a Los Angeles Times story and national CBC radio did a segment. In 2017 Taia Handlin wrote about the project for the website BTRtoday.
A compliation of voice mail messages that three different callers have left on the same issue.
Images have been culled from the Internet.