Inventory Incidents

Inventory Incidents, 1999

An incident is defined as a distinct occurrence, something contingent upon or related to something larger.

Long before Facebook status updates, in 1999, I kept track, invented, and weeded through daily incidents.  On a fifty-four drawer metal cabinet, each drawer is labeled with a consecutive date.  Inside are 3″x5″ typed note cards with brief phrases, each lists a small event, an incident.  Any given drawer or combination of drawers opened leave the viewer with a disrupted sense of familiarity.  The phrases reveal themselves to form a personality or elude to a story that is tailored to each individual viewer based on how they choose to interact with the drawers.