Black Page 47

Description of work

'Using Winsor and Newton Mars Black Acrylic because it would give me a matt black rectangle. The rectangle, the same size as that on page 73 of the original edition of Laurence Sterne's 'Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman' was printed onto paper. This in turn has been made into a photographic slide and then projected onto the blank rectangle provided. Light is used to provide black while a secondary reference to life and death is suggested by our capacity to turn electricity ON and OFF - we even talk about 'killing' the power. Black or the sensation of darkness is a conscious experience. Black is associated with death but has no more to do with it than any other colour, thing or thought. 2009'