Letters 2004-2006: Confirmation that you still exist; I respect your authority; When will it end; One London (2007)

In this significant book gathered over two years are responses to my mass letter writing. Each letter poses a deceptively simple question or even inane rhetorical statement to explore the apparatuses of power. Collected here are a selection of responses to each letter, ranging from the bemused response of the Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury to the question “When will it end?” to appreciative letters from the offices of President Mubarak of Egypt in response to the declaration “I respect your authority”. The collected responses reveal the absurdity of bureaucracy and the egos of those that claim power.

1000 copies published by Book Works (London) in 2007, sold out after being at many bookshops including V&A, Tate and Amazon; now selling for 15 times the original cost. This work and others are held by major libraries and in several important archives. The book itself has been exhibited and ...

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In this significant book gathered over two years are responses to my mass letter writing. Each letter poses a deceptively simple question or even inane rhetorical statement to explore the apparatuses of power. Collected here are a selection of responses to each letter, ranging from the bemused response of the Secretary to the Archbishop of Canterbury to the question “When will it end?” to appreciative letters from the offices of President Mubarak of Egypt in response to the declaration “I respect your authority”. The collected responses reveal the absurdity of bureaucracy and the egos of those that claim power.

1000 copies published by Book Works (London) in 2007, sold out after being at many bookshops including V&A, Tate and Amazon; now selling for 15 times the original cost. This work and others are held by major libraries and in several important archives. The book itself has been exhibited and written about numerous times internationally.

ISBN 9781870699983

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