14 September 2009

proposal for an exhibition III

Nothing of me is original.

The sentence is from Chuck Palahnuik's novel Invisible Monsters. Given the vast amount of appropriation ongoing today in contemporary culture and media, artists will be asked to respond to the above sentence and their subsequent work will be titled Nothing of me is original. The concept behind the unifying title will follow on from an earlier study of the way titles affect the way the artwork is read. In this case, how working backwards from title to work influences the way a work is produced.

The rest of the sentence reads: "I am the combined effort of everybody I've ever known."


  1. my persona is 80% an amalgamation of everyone whose ever been important to me. Da fuck!?