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On Dust

An edition of ten shirts with a printed short story written by the artist was sent to a number of people. In reference to the story, people were invited to wash the shirt, which erased the text, and to return it by post. The few ones that were sent back were reprinted and sent to others and so forth; a single shirt remained from the process.

The writing is set in a mining town and it refers to the work of clearing the dust from home and from the body. Individual anxieties are reflected in the whitening of clothes in long processes; there is a character coming to terms with an extractive industry that consumes landscape, the living place and the minds of people.

[1998] Cotton shirt with printed text inside. Portuguese version. 

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