Nicky Enright, Rome, 2011
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These matches were made as part of the work Inflammatory, but on their own they function as an intervention. The piece plays with a colloquial expression - when the viewer notices that the word "built" has been replaced by the word "burnt," he cannot escape the fact that he is holding the matches in his hand. This implicates the viewer in the construction/destruction of empire.



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