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In late 2012/early 2013 I spent 6 weeks building an installation in the Mills Gallery in Boston during open hours. I worked from the central question of "When is it a thing no more but another thing?" returning to a previous point of focus to examine an ongoing set of ontological questions about identity and naming. I made objects, images, and text, always with an eye to the precarity of definition. I installed the work as I made it. Years later I am far more comfortable with the images and objects than with my words. I am unsure if this is due to a heightened malleability of the visual, a need for linguistic acuity and precision (and revision over time), or a measure of my relative levels of craft. I am always my own experiment.
Items in the installation included: black and white photocopies of several bound covers of the journal Texte zur Kunst (all of the images were black), extreme closeup photographs of the cover of 2 duplicate Miranda July books, identical gold ornaments clipped to a barcoded piece of wood, and a video of my hand signing (ASL) the starting question "When is it a thing no more but another thing?"