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THE TRUTH BOOTH


Out with the Elephant, Out with the Ass, We Need a Party for the Working Class
To be in any major commercial art fair
2010 – 13

The piece is designed to highlight the structure of class dynamics by inversion. The privileged (art collectors) will be excluded from this booth. It will be open only to the workers, students and to artists.

A fair exhibtion space will be enclosed and manned with door security, staffed by assistants and myself. It will host daily talks, music, comedy, and evening receptions. It will act as a meeting and discussion place, provide selected printed and broadcast news and entertainment, and serve free tea and coffee. Lunches will be available at a nominal cost.

The form of the installation references the workers 'canteen' and the historical iconography of 'the Left' through cash-n-carry approximations.

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