All Catalogs (A-Z) (2003)

All Catalogs (A-Z) is a text piece that is comprised of the names of all the available mail-order catalogs listed on the internet, 15,194 in total, at time of compiling in 2002. In it's immensity, the first page, all 15,194 catalogs, is impossible to read: one must navigate through to the individual letter groupings and can then access some of the sites I have made links to at random. This piece is a comment on the absurdity of the overwhelming amount of useless "stuff" available for consumption everywhere one looks. It grows out of previous work that utilizes images from consumer-mail-order catalogs. My interest in using these images derives from their pre-selection by consumer culture as representative of our desires: of who we are by what we choose to have.

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All Catalogs (A-Z) is a text piece that is comprised of the names of all the available mail-order catalogs listed on the internet, 15,194 in total, at time of compiling in 2002. In it's immensity, the first page, all 15,194 catalogs, is impossible to read: one must navigate through to the individual letter groupings and can then access some of the sites I have made links to at random. This piece is a comment on the absurdity of the overwhelming amount of useless "stuff" available for consumption everywhere one looks. It grows out of previous work that utilizes images from consumer-mail-order catalogs. My interest in using these images derives from their pre-selection by consumer culture as representative of our desires: of who we are by what we choose to have.

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