table in the middle of an exhibition room invites
us to read ten papers, each of which contains the
of someone who took his own life.
But the fiction catches us: there is no way to distinguish the veracity of these
messages and if they have actually been followed by the intended acts.
again, the subject is not the focus of the artist.
Rather, he wants to question
the limits of the fiction,
which is why a note discloses the inauthenticity of
without revealing which ones.
It distances us in order to show how an object
can be manipulated and to reveal the emotion that continues despite of this
plays with forces of persuasion by modifying the handwriting.
In order to do so, he proposed to several people to rewrite
original messages by hand.
The impact of the handwriting, although realized arbitrarily, leads the reader-viewer
to construct a character who could have written such a letter.
Paradoxically, while being put into distance by the avowal of the facsimile,
a tension remains and insists in the trouble that titillates our curiosity
and leaves our doubt remedied. "