Yvonne & Michael


‘Yvonne & Michael
– electronic (video & audio), duration: 1mins 5secs

Description of work:

In 1995 I travelled through the US, covering 26,000 miles, staying at 84 motels from Nebraska to Arizona. In each and every hotel I stayed in there was always the constant of the Gideon bible in the bedside table drawer. I always flicked through the bible and in 7 motels I found 7 photographs. The section of the bible where the photographs were placed seemed random, perhaps not, but there to be hidden, or there to be discovered … each photograph had writing on the back, sometimes just names, sometimes just anecdotal references, sometimes a story, and sometimes a confession. A confession of betrayal in love, or in friendship, or just a confession. The piece ‘Yvonne & Micheal’ is based upon one of those stories.