59 – making sense of chance
Chance: an obsession, 2020
Why am I me?
Why are you you?
Why am I here and now, not there and then?
These questions have been bugging me for years but I have yet to find answers that add up. Without answers, how can I make sense of life?
The best I have managed is that it’s all just down to chance. Simple as that. Not fate, no grand or divine plan, just the luck of the draw.
During 2020 my work has put chance centre stage – utilising lottery numbers (1-59) – comparing those ‘selected’ by artist Claudia Rampelli and those randomly generated in the National Lottery draw.
The projects that follow – when all 59 iterations of each have been generated – will be exhibited in 2021.