SPACE PUBLISHED IN “LE MONDE” NEWSPAPER AND LIVE
PERFORMANCE ON FRENCH NATIONAL TELEVISION, CHANNEL 2
passive environments maintained by unilateral media are turned
into interactive spaces through the introduction of “parasitical”
elements by the artist. The experiment began with a work called
“150cm2 of Newspaper”—a small blank square
appearing in “Le Monde” that readers were invited
to fill with their own artwork and send to the artist for
inclusion in a subsequent public exhibition. This was followed
10 days later by the artist’s appearance on the midday
news on national television to ask viewers to observe a moment
of silence designed to help them make sense of their lives.
Both experiments were later repeated in newspapers and on
radio in television in locations ranging from Belgium to Brazil.