coincidence at 5:58 pm 1997 first appeared in four coincidences at the Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, in 1997. coincidence at 5:58 pm is one of four in the limited edition Coincidence. The artwork's medium includes Framed watercolour, lead pencil and ink on paper; oil on canvas; gesso and acrylic paint on MDF; vinyl and thread, measuring, overall, 200 x 200 x 200 cm.
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On the pedestal it reads:
empty plinth: a
for missing pages 24 and 162
Encyclopaedia of Coincidence
To make this work of coincidental art you must first enter a room in which there is an empty plinth: a. Relax and hang your handbag on the chair. Look at the blue and red painting on the wall and be struck by the random arrangement it shares with the surrounding objects, including your handbag. Upon experiencing this coincidence, please note here the time ______ and date _______ . This work of coincidental art is now complete. To appreciate the probability of your handbag and, therefore, your presence taking part in this work of coincidental art, consult page 24. To find the meaning behind this mystery and, in particular, its message to you, turn to page 162.