© Brigita Ozolins 2019

I have my work cut out for me 2001

This installation explores the limitations of language and history using ritual and repetition. Every day, for 3 hours a day, over 3 weeks, I wrote the words I have my work cut out for me over loose book pages and tossed them to the floor.

As with other writing performances, the work questioned the authority of the printed word using the handwriting - normally a marker of individuality. But the task was futile, as the handwritten words were reduced to an abstraction. 

Details

Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, St Kilda, Victoria

 

Installation and performance
Books, muslin, antique table, chair, ink, soundtrack
Dimensions variable

Photography: Simon Ozolins