Jonathan Monk

21 May - 13 Sep 2015

21 May - 13 September 2015

Curator: Costantino D’Orazio

Jonathan Monk (1969, Leicester, UK) parked his Vespa PK scooter in the museum, with its lights flashing. The headlights, tail lights, brake lights, turn signals and speedometer lights flashed on and off in a seemingly random order.

The sequence was in fact a carefully arranged permutation, with 479,001,600 possible combinations, enough to last over fifteen years.

The bookwork consists of about two-hundred black and white images of the scooter with a small white square in the top left-hand corner. These images are separated by twelve colour photographs of the various lights on the scooter. A coloured sticker sheet is tipped in so that the reader may "create your own unique combination of lights (one at a time within the white square)".

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