interval consists of an enlarged rendition of lead type quotations (cast aluminum treated with ink and oil) hung at eye level, spaced six feet apart. This empty quote, which references an outdated printing method, is coupled with a color photograph depicting its oral counterpart – the hand gesture used when quoting in speech, specifically to highlight a phrase or word which is inadequate or questionable.
“Quotation, then, is the ultimate weapon for making one believe. Because it plays upon what the other is assumed to believe, it is the means by which ‘reality’ is instituted.” —Michel de Certeau, The Jabbering of Social Life
“My home’s witty elegance comes from the fact that everything here is in quotation marks. To be honest about true authorship, I cite the world. … as for myself, I have always kept one quotation mark to my left and another to my right.” — Clarice Lispector, The Passion According to G.H.