Things You Have Done
The first page presents ten sentences that follow the form of the title, pairing a noun with a past-tense verb. The sentences are repeated on the following page but with the last word of each sentence moved up one line to create ten different sentences. The process is repeated on the subsequent eight pages thus creating one hundred sentences.
The permutational process creates many sentences that do not make strict grammatical sense and yet unexpected meanings and associations emerge.
Each sentence addresses the reader directly as 'YOU' and the text is thus created anew for every reader through their own associations of things they have (or may not have) done.
Winner of the Sheffield International Artists' Book Prize, 2015
Perfect-bound soft cover
15 x 23 x 0.35 cm