I have taken a vow of silence

23 – 30 January 2003. I have taken a vow of silence. At We are relentless curated by AAS. Custard Factory, Birmingham.

For the duration of the exhibition opening I refused to speak to anyone, but wrote the name of the piece over and over on a blackboard as if writing lines.

However, in my hand I had a lapel microphone connected to an audio amplifier, so every squeak of the chalk on the board made a loud noise that contradicted the title of the piece.