The playground of bureaucracy

One, two, three, four, five, six, eight, ten, fifteen: good, solid numbers. Yellow, blue, red; and pink and purple and then, black, the source of authority. Cryptic descriptions and emptied words. Lists. Graphics. Reasoning beyond reason, clarity beyond understanding. Rigour, both of action and thought, in actions that confuse thought, and thoughts followed by obtuse actions. And then a voice: calm, sharp, unavoidable. (…) Read

Written to accompany Holly McCulloch’s exhibition part of New Work Scotland Programme
Collective Gallery, Edinburgh, 29 September to 27 October 2007