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100% intersubjective space: caput mortum violet 2011 first appeared in Space you can't sit on: The space in Today at the Gail Hastings Exhibition Studio, Sydney, in 2011. 100% intersubjective space: caput mortum violet is one of two in the limited edition 100% intersubjective space. The artwork's medium includes watercolour, lead pencil on paper and a black frame, and comprises of two components measuring, overall, 60 x 122 cm.
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ENCYCLOPAEDIA OF 100% INTERSUBJECTIVE SPACE MADE OF 9.75% STARES AT 90.25% COLOUR
Four strangers live in four corner rooms. Unbeknownst to each other, each shares a Caput-Mortum-Violet, Crimson-Lake, Scheveningen-Yellow-Light and Vandyke Brown watercolour in a black frame. They are unknown to each other, yet not alone.
- 42% of an old trunk the colour of Caput-Mortum-Violet is filled with chocolate bars that A gives to visitors when they leave
- 15% incomplete, a garment B plans one day to finish sewing is folded inside a sewing machine case the colour of Crimson-Lake
- 10.5% of the images still unseen, C is disinclined to put an art catalogue the colour of Scheveningen-Yellow-Light away and so leaves it on the table
- 22.75% full of tea leaves the colour of Vandyke-Brown, D opens the jar and scoops the tea sparingly to avoid going to the shops too soon
- STARES / STAIRS
- framed watercolour