Friday, August 2, 2013

Sitting On History

Sitting On History by Bill Woodrow, British Library, Euston Road, London
“Sitting On History” by Bill Woodrow, 2004
British Library, Euston Road
London, September 2003

“‘Sitting on History,’ with its ball and chain, refers to the book as a receptacle of information. History is filtered through millions of pages of writing, making the book the major vehicle for research and study. Woodrow proposes that although one absorbs knowledge, one appears to have great difficulty in changing one’s behaviour as a result.”
(Bill Woodrow: Sitting on History, Cass Sculpture Foundation)