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Four Letter Words // About the Performance & Installation

Four Letter Words
photo by Laura DeRoca

/Title of Work/ "Four Letter Words"
/Medium/ Performance & Installation
/Dimensions/ variable
/Date/ May 17, 2003 @ Hollywood Athletic Club

More About This Project:      About      Performance      Installation      

The installation of Four Letter Words creates rapidly changing text messages based on four letter words submitted by participants. Playful combinations of words are projected in a constantly changing cycle, creating random messages, memorable thoughts, meditative visuals, memsmerizing brain teasers, haiku with hidden meanings, or just plain nonsense.

The selection and arrangement of the words is achieved via a PHP program interacting with a MySQL database.

There is also a participative/performative element to Four Letter Words: People are invited to write a favorite four letter word on me, in exchange for me being allowed to write a four letter word on them. By the end of the evening, my body carries evidence of a gesture of creative exchange between many different people... and many different people have their own small piece of that creative gesture which will disperse throughout the club, and later into the city. The word they have on their skin will be a reminder of their participation; Four Letter Words will continue to exist throughout the city for as long as it takes each word to fade from each participant's skin...