Hold On, Just A Few Seconds

Hang on, Just Two Seconds was a participatory stack consisting of 35 transparent sheets where the viewer was invited to take away a sheet that progressed and altered the visual appearance of the work.

The aim of this work was to develop a discourse on the concept of owning art by showing the literal change of the work as each sheet which was removed. The work as it transformed through ownership fluctuated between good and bad, putting the responsibility of the work in the hands of the participant, including If the sheets tumbled onto the ground.

The work was quickly participated with and by the end of the opening night only an empty plinth remained in the space for the remainder of the exhibition. The empty plinth remained as a reminder of the effects of too much ownership, the people who came after the opening night were curious about an empty plinth and had to be informed that they were too late to experience the artwork.