The Common Objects

Participation/ Works on Paper

The artist book resembles a craft book that instructs readers to cut out and make household objects. Images contain embedded sensitive information about censorship, and spaces to fill in other information that readers wish to hide and disseminate.

Participants are presented with handwritten instruction manuals of the book, which they have the choice to erase after reading, or reconstruct with tools provided. The gesture of erasure echoes self censorship under the regime of state censorship.