About the Project
In May 2000, several local Williamsburg residents—all of whom were frequent patrons of the neighborhood’s popular eatry, Diner—were surprised with all-expenses-paid weekend trip to Stockholm, Sweden. In partnership with Färgfabriken, an alternative art space on the southern edge of Stockholm, Creative Time supported the recreation and displacement of Diner as a means of promoting cultural exchange.
For the replica Diner, Färgfabriken imported the food, menu, and customers of the restaurant in order to simulate as closely as possible the atmosphere of the restaurant. Local Brooklyn musicians, dancers, and performance artists, too, contributed to a distinctly Williamsburgian experience, as it was created in Stockholm.
Image by Rebecca Zoller