Definition (2010)

Part of a series of works created for a collaborative project based on exchange – specifically on The Gift by Marcel Mauss.

We exchanged everyday items with the hope that the ‘gifts’ would act as a catalyst to create work. The gifts would then be exchanged with a different group member and so forth.

My gift was a 6″ nail. This video was just one of many experiments made regarding the object.

The definition of the word nail was typed onto several sheets of paper, in turn these sheets were pinned to the wall in random order for a presentation/critique about the work. I then filmed it resulting in this video. The camera pauses momentarily on certain words that I found particularly interesting and/or somehow related to art making.

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