We may have hidden behind our speech at this apalling moment, or something
Parallax II, Chelsea College of Arts, London, 2016
A 4-letter fluorescent striplight array slowly works through a set of art-school anticipations. The tubes fail at random one by one over the course of the exhibition, garbling the words.
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