Famous Last Words
Huw Bartlett, Jayne Eagle, Enzo Marra, Mocksim, Joshua Uvieghara, Colin & Anna

Words written: 13th – 28th September 2006
Exhibition: 29/9/06 - 2/10/06

Grey Area invited 16 artists to take part in an exhibition entitled ‘Last Words’. Each artist visited the gallery individually, 1 a day for 16 days, and write on a wall what they would like, imagine, or accept their last words to be.

One wall of the gallery was painted with blackboard paint and artists used a single piece of chalk to write their words. All preceding words were erased before each artist applied their own, meaning that nobody was privy to what came before. A Polaroid photo was taken of every participant as they faced the wall before writing/marking, and photographic evidence of the words was projected back onto the same wall during the show. The remainder of the 16 chalks were used to 'white out' the blackboard for the projection, and transcripts of the words were read out by basic text-speech software in an installation to the rear of the gallery.