A work of art in the form of a quantity of coins equal to the number of months of the statistical life expectancy of a child born January 6, 1995 (count=647)

  • Saw something interesting with Jenny at the Art Institute: Hinoki
  • Reminds me of Micah Lexier’s “A work of art in the form of a quantity of coins equal to the number of months of the statistical life expectancy of a child born January 6, 1995”: “There is one coin for each month of 75.5 years – altogether 906 coins – one of which is to be transferred from one box to the other on the sixth day of each month until July 6, 2070. In the first box the coins are neatly ordered in the manner of a firmly rational system. In the second, they fall where they may, to reflect the random nature of so many of life’s events. The monthly transfer of coins is a public ritual so individuals who witness it as children may eventually return as adults with families of their own. With this in mind, the dispassionate appearance of the work yields a more subjective intent, avowing notions of tradition and familial legacies as intimate parts of the passage of time.” AGO
  • Brunch with Jenny at Eataly; holy expensive chocolates
  • Flights of wine with Lin at ENO; fifty shades of gris hehe
  • Sam + Aakash piano duet
  • Saw first episode of Master Chef Canada; luv Alvin Leung’s less than appropriate comments!
  • Seeing Less Than Zero gave me a new appreciation for Robert Downey, Jr
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