you were right about everything

you were right about everything
you were right about everything

20 of 9,000 hand-rolled scrolls installation detail 2010

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

2013 installation found furniture, sugar, paper, canvas, twine

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

2013 installation found furniture, sugar, paper, canvas, twine

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

2013 installation found furniture, sugar, paper, canvas, twine

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

9,000 hand-rolled scrolls installation detail 2012

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

20 of 9,000 hand-rolled scrolls installation detail 2010

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

9,000 2"x 3" pieces of canvas, hand-inscribed with bits of overheard conversations, to be rolled process detail 2010

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

2"x 3" pieces of canvas, hand-inscribed with bits of overheard conversations, to be rolled process detail 2010

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you were right about everything
you were right about everything

9,000 hand-rolled scrolls installation detail 2010

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for one year, i kept a series of small notebooks, in which i would record conversations i overheard between strangers: in restaurants, on trains, or wherever i was. 



i transcribed small pieces of these conversations to 3" pieces of canvas, rolled each one six times into itself, twelve times into a piece of parchment paper, and twenty-four times into a piece of thin twine. 



the objects, which now total over 9,000, are to be opened and read by viewers, who either disregard or apply the disjointed information to the context of their own life experience, thus shifting the meaning of the original text.