PLEASE TAKE ONE

Billboard installation, Nomad, London, 2005

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Text courtesy of Nomad: PLEASE TAKE ONE is a body of work dealing with, to put it simply, countries, borders and rights. In a time when birth-right dictates ones privileges -or lack of- Jack scrutinized the notion of what divides one country from another in its simplest form, a line.

PLEASE TAKE ONE existed for one night only. Jack hand-copied every shared border in The New Internationalist map of the world; reduced the resulting line into a small card; stacked them into pockets organized in alphabetical order and finally placed them across the three billboards (PLEASE-TAKE-ONE) thus, the first pocket on the PLEASE billboard contained drawings of the Afghani and Chinese border whilst the last pocket on the ONE billboard contained the Uzbek and Turkmenistani.