Let’s Pretend

4 March 2008

Neon Sign. 2008.

The simple phrase spelt out in the sign invites a complicity with its author, proposing an act of shared denial or deliberate and very public forgetting. The ‘this’ referred to however – the situation, event or encounter we are invited to forget- can’t be fully inferred or understood from the information supplied. In the ensuing confusion even the viewer’s encounter with the work is threatened with the possibility of erasure.