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1996

“Let us be known by what we believe in.”
New York City, 1996. 8 ½ x 11 inches (oblong), photocopy on cardstock, printed recto/verso. Handed out on the street during the project Prospectus, New York City. download recto/verso
“Your philanthropy is our sculpture.”
New York City, 1996. 8 ½ x 11 inches (oblong), photocopy, printed recto only. From the project of the same title, this sheet was printed as a wrapper that was folded around a collection of fundraising materials from various community health organizations. Handed out in New York City from a table during a street fair, an art fair, in the lobby of the New Museum, and in the restaurant Lucky Strike. download
“Passing through to another for finding out.”
From the catalogue for Contemporaneous: New Work from New York, Penzance: Newlyn Art Gallery, 1996.

1995

“We both belong. Thank you for entering this shared space, our third sculpture.”
Written as a catalytic text for the web project We both belong at www.adaweb.com, 1995.
“Forse. Rallenta.” “Perhaps. Slow down.”
Venice, 1995. 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, photocopy, recto only (Italian/English). 580 copies handed out in Venice, Italy, as part of the project Forse, Perhaps. download

1994

“Bitte nehmen Sie sich Zeit und hören Sie zu.” “Please slow down and listen.”
New York City, 1994. 11 x 7 3/8 inches, printed offset recto and verso (German/English), blind stamped with a round seal. Handed out on the street in Munich, Germany, during the project Ich werde Ihr schmutziges Geschirr waschen, I will wash your dirty dishes.

1993

“We are here to give away 23 paintings.”
New York City, 1993. 11 x 8 ½ inches, photocopy, recto only. Handed out on the street in New York City for the project For you for me for painting.

1992

“I need you to help me make a sculpture.”
New York City, 1992. 11 x 8 ½ inches, photocopy, recto only. Handed out on the street for the project I need you.
“We are the social sculpture!...This moment is for you.”
New York City, 1992. 11 x 8 ½ inches, photocopy, printed recto only. Handed out on the street in New York City for the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download
“Wir sind die Soziale Plastik!…Ich möchte unser Begreifen des Lebens erweitern.”
Cologne, 1990 [1992]. 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, photocopy, printed recto only (in German). Handed out on the street in Cologne as part of the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download
“Wir sind die Soziale Plastik!…Von einem zum anderen bin ich für Sie.”
Cologne, 1991 [1992]. 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, photocopy, printed recto only (in German). Handed out on the street in Cologne as part of the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download
“Wir sind die Soziale Plastik!…Ich möchte das Begreifen des Lebens mit Ihnen teilen.
Cologne, 1991 [1992]. 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, photocopy, printed recto only (in German). Handed out on the street in Cologne as part of the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download
“Wir sind die Soziale Plastik!…Dieser Moment ist für Sie.”
Cologne, 1992. 11 ¾ x 8 ¼ inches, photocopy, printed recto only (in German). Handed out on the street in Cologne as part of the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download

1991

“During the time of Casual Ceremony.”
New York, 1991. Paper plate, 9 inches in diameter, rubberstamped in black ink. Given away at White Columns Gallery as part of the project Waffles for an opening.
“We are the social sculpture!...From one to another I am for you.”
New York City, 1991. 11 x 8 ½ inches, photocopy, printed recto only. Handed out on the street in New York City for the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download
“We are the social sculpture!...I wish to share an understanding of life.”
New York City, 1991. 11 x 8 ½ inches, photocopy, printed recto only. Handed out on the street in New York City for the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download

1990

“We are the social sculpture!...I wish to open up our understanding of life.”
New York City, 1990. 11 x 8 ½ inches, photocopy, printed recto only. Handed out on the street in New York City for the project I am for you, Ich bin für Sie. download

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