Curtis recorded all of her intimate conversations for a year. Nine 45-second segments of recordings from these conversations projected from 9 ducts. Curtis synchronized these segments so that every 45 seconds all 9 conversations happen to contain the same word simultaneously. Curtis transcribed all of her year's conversations to find a common word; she did not know what the word would be when she began. It was 500+ hours of transcribing, an hour of transcribing every day, plus 25 art assistants contributing time.
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In this kinetic installation a carrot and a chocolate éclair race around two facing train tracks at speeds proportional to their chemical energy contents - the éclair being just over three times faster than the vegetable of a comparable size.