How long is a piece of string?

Emerald Mosley and Maddy Costa

How long is a piece of string? (2015)

Dimensions 1.5m x 1.5m x height varies
String, cards, ink, hooks

Exhibition text from Bad Behaviour’s Collaboration show, May 2015

“Some questions don’t have answers. Some answers are relative. Some questions lose meaning with repetition. Some answers are made up. Some questions are asked only by children. Some answers are understood only by adults.

Emerald Mosley (visual artist) and Maddy Costa (writer) invite you to collaborate with us on an alternative string theory, making (non)sense of art and life. Use a length of string to match a question with an answer. Choose what makes sense to you at this moment in time. Match as many or as few as you like. Remember there might not be an answer. And how long is a piece of string? That depends on you…”

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