I can barely afford rent (2017)

58W Fluorescent light, custom screen printed magenta light gel

A fluorescent light tube is fitted with a light gel that reads “Cheap Neon Sign Alternative". The tautological text undermines the already lousy neon-light illusion, creating a cyclical process of establishing and puncturing the materiality or ‘potential’ materiality of the work. The title of the work gives it a bit of a narrative, adding another layer of failure of what I can and cannot afford. (Neon lights are expensive.)

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