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AUTHOR: "STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE is indeed a study.
A study, because the piece, if it is ever to become a piece, that is a
whole, if it ever is to become a piece, it would not be this piece. It
might become a piece. It might become a narrative. But for now, it is
a study."

2041. Jan 03, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (FACE)
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2042. Jan 04, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (AFTER THE FUNERAL)
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BRUCE: "After the funeral, I moved away from the city. Went into
another line of work. I just couldn't stand the thought of another day
as a policeman."
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2043. Jan 05, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (STARTING)
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AUTHOR: "Uhm."
NARRATOR: "What?"
AUTHOR: "Just starting.."
NARRATOR: "Starting?"
AUTHOR: "Starting a story. Of sorts. A narrative."
NARRATOR: "About?"
AUTHOR: "Well, what have I been doing all along? It's to be about a
gallery. About my gallery. The gallery I created."
NARRATOR: "In pictures? The one you created in pictures?"
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2044. Jan 06, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (CLEAR GROUND)
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VICKI: "As a child, I was confounded by the contingency of the Good
and the Bad. Through experience, I had become convinced that both the
Good and the Bad occurred only unexpectedly. And I wanted so very much
for the Good to occur. So I had devised a strategy. To ward off the
Bad, I was to envision everything that could ever go wrong. But I was
to avoid all thoughts of the Good, to give It clear ground."
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2045. Jan 07, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (ABOUT)

AUTHOR: "Unconvinced as I was, I felt the need to write a piece on my
intentions. Unconvinced as I was, I felt the building of the building
was not enough. I had to explain myself. Even though the building was
there for all to see, I felt there was something missing. I felt I had
to produce a buffer of language around my creation. To protect... "
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2046. Jan 08, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (STREAM)
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2047. Jan 09, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (SKIN)
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AUTHOR: "And when I build, I build the surface, the surface of the
things, but then I look closer, I find that I should be building the
carriers of the surface, the scaffolding of the surface, and where the
clear, the taunt, where the taunt of the surface, where the taunt of
the skin, where the taunt of the skin and the clear of the skin gives
way, where it gives way, where the skin gives way, there is revealed,
there is a truth revealed, perhaps, perhaps, for me, perhaps."
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2034. Dec 27, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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We are in a countryside hotel, the morning light filtered roze-red by
heavy curtains. The sparse furniture is sought out with some taste: a
dresser topped with a high, exquisitely decorated mirror in a style
derivative of Art Nouveau; on the floor a lush carpet, the deep, wine-
red background colour offset by images of lustfully coiling serpents.
A large, bulging double bed in the same style, filling nearly half the
small room. The bed-clothes lie in disarray. Our Narrator is on the
telephone, pacing frantically. Obviously, We can only hear his voice.

NARRATOR: "I paid her four hundred and forty-five. Four hundred and
forty-five."

"No, just for this scene."

"No."

As I told you..."

His voice rises ever higher now: ".. as I told you, I have it on
paper. But what's the use? She won't come back, not now..."

All at once, our Narrator seems very tired. He stoops, looks for the
bed, sets himself down, his head in his hands. The telephone receiver
has slipped from his fingers, and now swings helplessly on its tether,
just inches from the floor. Our Narrator sobs once, sighs, slides to
the ground. We can hear the other party calling out, but the voice is
too muffled to understand.
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2035. Dec 28, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERLUDE)
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2036. Dec 29, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (INTERSTITIAL)
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2037. Dec 30, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (NEW USERS)
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2038. Dec 31, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (SEARCH)
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2039. Jan 01, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (LOOKING)
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VICKI: "Bruce...?"
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2040. Jan 02, 2008
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (PREAMBLE)
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NARRATOR: "Imagine the setting. This is the setting: a high, cool
space, well-lit. The walls are a brilliant white, the floor a highly
polished hardwood. It's a gallery. There's a small table set to one
side, and at the table, we see someone on the phone. We will call this
person AUTHOR. We hear just this small fragment..."

AUTHOR: "I'd like to do a longish piece. A narrative. Probably
fiction. It's to be about two people in a situation. It's to be a
situation piece.

It should start with some sort of mystery. A mystery. Some sort of
suspense story. Something happens, something out of the ordinary.
Something happens and no-one knows what the outcome might be. Not even
the AUTHOR."
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2027. Dec 20, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TRICKED)
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Bruce: "Mesmerized by the artist applying the paint. Deft gestures.
The flick of the wrist. The wielding of the brush. The concurrent
demarcations of the gesture on the surface. Tricked I was. Into
thinking this was at all important."
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2028. Dec 21, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (RESENT)
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Narrator: "And then there was this artist, who just did a description
of existing art-works. Reproduced these in texts. And these texts
where projected in the empty gallery space. And the voice of a male
narrator was heard. At first the voice of the narrator was clear, and
loving. But after a while the tone changed. Became bitter, resentful.
And jealous, of not being able to make these works himself."
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2029. Dec 22, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WHO IS THE ONE THAT CALLS
ITSELF ONE)
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Vicki: "I used to think of myself, my body, as a unity. But now, as I
grow older, I cannot think of my body. As one. I cannot see myself
whole. Cells live within, within, me, the one I call me, communicate,
live in their lives within, together, a fragile ecosystem, itself a
cell, within another. And I ask myself. What is dying within this
system? Who is dying? Who is the one that calls itself one, dying?"

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2030. Dec 23, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WHEN YOU ARE GONE)
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BRUCE: "I will walk out straight

look up
capture your shine

Cracked, with reddened cheek
I will rid myself of excess
thinner than I was I will remember you"
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2031. Dec 24, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (ESTABLISHING SHOT)
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NARRATOR: "It is, by all measures, a magnificent place. Imported
wooden floor, meticulously finished, highly polished. The walls so
white, so white, absolutely clean. Exactly proportioned, the space is
a work in itself. And the round table placed at one end: a perfect
fit. A chair at the table, and on the chair, a woman in her early
forties, a bright summer dress in floral print. Hair cut sharp, dyed
jet black, eyes flash green emerald, lips painted bright red. She sits
motionless. We can barely see her breathe."
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2032. Dec 25, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (DISTURBANCE)
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A high, cool, white room, where Vicki sits. White-faced. Motionless.

Bruce stands at a distance. He doesn't dare come any closer.

Or perhaps he is ordered not to.

We move in as Vicki speaks, to capture her whisper. Now we see just
her lips, lips painted a brilliant vermillion, skin-down glowing in de
backlight

VICKI: And as I watched, wide-eyed, unsurprised
bright green lizards crept out from within the cracks, seams and
corners.

BRUCE: I stretch, (my fingers grow like green shoots under time-lapse)

But

where I reach, you turn
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2033. Dec 26, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WHEN IS IS ALL OVER)
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NARRATOR: "When it is all over, Bruce will squat at the edge of the
pavement. He will blink and sweat in the heat of the morning sun, his
head in his hands. Unthinking, he will watch the water ripple, and
shine, in the gutter. He will sit like this for some time. After a
while he will see small objects pass by: a matchbook from a
backpackers hotel called Homer, and, tailing the matchbook like
straggling ducklings, the torn cardboard matches, unstruck, their
bright heads bleeding red. Only then will he realise that it had been
raining, and the sound he had heard was thunder."
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2020. Dec 13, 2007
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2021. Dec 14, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (DESTROYS)
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Vicki: "Ever since I started showing conceptual art, I've asked
myself: where does the work start? And where does the work end? We
define the boundaries, we posit and position. Demarcate. The object
inherits. From the base object. That deep inside of us, in each of us,
lies, a communal base object."
Bruce: "I love you Vicki. I love you. But how can I love you? I'm
afraid that one day, you'll say something about yourself, that
destroys, so much of your story, that I will not be able to love you
any longer. And I want to love you, I want to love you so very much."
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2022. Dec 15, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TIRED)
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Vicki: "I'm tired. I'm so very tired. There's nothing else I can say."
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2023. Dec 16, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I'M SO VERY TIRED)
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Vicki: "I'm so very tired."
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2024. Dec 17, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (REPOSITIONING)
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Narrator: "I see you sitting at your table. Your hand resting on the
clear surface, the clear surface. I see your hand reflected in the
clear of the surface, in the clear of the surface. And the white box.
The white box and the lead running from the white box. You are still.
You sit quietly.
Even after all this time, you are sitting here quietly. But with your
finger poised, poised. Poised such a small distance from the button."
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2025. Dec 18, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (TIME DELIVERS)
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Vicki: "Time delivers negation. Cells pop. Fluids communicate."
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2026. Dec 19, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (WHAT CONCEPTUAL ART IS
DOING)
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Vicki: "What conceptual art is doing, what conceptual art has decided,
is that the materiality of the object is irrelevant. That to describe
an object in detail, to plan it meticulously, to posit it, and to
position it, is to make it. And as the object then exists in the
communal spirit, it is in fact an object, exists, and can be talked
about."
Bruce "In the beginning there was the one. And the one posited itself.
And the one positioned itself."
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2013. Dec 06, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (PICTURE)
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Vicki: "I picture this: we, standing on the banks of a slow-flowing
river. Boulders submerged to the crown."
Bruce: "The water blood-red in the deep, and the white flash of the
rippling highlights. That's what they say."
Vicki: "And the sea-gulls coming so close, so close."
Bruce: "The clouds piled high, darkening, moving."
Vicki: "The clouds piled high, dark, but lit from behind."
Bruce: "Lit from behind, through the setting of the sun. The blood-red
sun of the late afternoon."
Vicki: "To the right, the path white in contrast. And on the path, a
lone walker. That is what I picture."
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2014. Dec 07, 2007
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2015. Dec 08, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (HOW CAN I LOVE YOU)
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Vicki: "Tell me something about yourself. Tell me more about yourself.
I want to picture you. I want to see you in my minds eye. I want to
see more. Of you. I want to turn you, to see more than the dimensions
I see of you now. I want to see you. To really see."
Bruce: "When I turn towards you, I see no more than your shell. Your
shell. As if you were empty, I see no more than your shell. How do you
evolve over time, Vicki. Why can't I see more of you. You. Are. But
how can. I love you."
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2016. Dec 09, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (I BET YOU PICTURE ME)
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Vicki: "I bet you picture me. Bruce. I bet you picture me. I bet you
picture me when you're at home. In the evening. Alone. I bet you
picture me, the way I brush away my hair. I bet you picture me. At
night. In the dark. I bet you picture me there. Bruce. I bet you do. I
can see you do."
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2017. Dec 10, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (PAINTING IS HARD)
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2018. Dec 11, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (PAINTING IS EASY)
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2019. Dec 12, 2007
STUDY FOR A NARRATIVE, 2011, GALLERY PIECE (PLANS)
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Vicki: "That year she came to my gallery. Her work consisted entirely
of plans, meticulously scripted and budgetted. We struck up a
friendship immediately, were very close, even dyed our hair the same
colour. We decided to show two of her works at my gallery, one on
either side of the space. On one side, we had the three-page budget
framed and mounted. A chair beneath the frames, for the artist to sit.
At exactly 11 minutes past 11 on every gallery day, she would read the
plans aloud. We were still planning the other side of the gallery
when, out to fetch our morning croissants, she was hit and killed by a
streetcar."
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