Outside the William Gates Computer Science Building
On my first day at Stanford University I was sitting on a bench at a bus stop. A man sitting next to me asked me what I did at Stanford. I explained that I was a visiting artist from London and asked him what he did. He was from Korea and at Stanford working on his book concerning the ecological, political and economic effects of globalisation on developing countries. This brief exchange planted an idea about the potential of everyday encounters which I began to investigate. I systematically talk to more people on benches and eventually worked my way throughout the campus. In total I spoke to 32 people.
Portraits of participants on Flickr
Four weeks later I revisited the benches to see if any of the texts remained.
I photographed seven benches with fragments of texts.
The Studio Wall
The Artist Lecture
Placing the memories of past conversations on benches
Exhibition - 7 x Toner on paper AO prints.