no other desire
no other desire - 25 metre receipt roll, hand typed with analogue Typewriter from beginning to end. Exhibited at Mailbox Art Space as part of group show The Confessional in 2017 (Curated by Carly Rarr and Alice Dickens) and medium rare in a Collingwood shop window (curated by Lucy Foster and Bill Hawkins).
The text on the receipt roll reads ‘no other desire but to fulfil itself,’ this sentence is repeated over and over until it fills the width and length of the entire surface. The repetitive and laborious nature of this work becomes a meditation on the meaning of the text, which is concerned with feelings of desire and unfulfillment. A receipt is provided as a written record of a purchase. It is a private object that perishes over a short period of time, especially when exposed to light. A receipt shares the destiny of all forms including our bodies - impermanence and decay.
1. Video and Photo Documentation recorded in the artists home during the of the making of 'no other desire,' 25 metre receipt roll, hand typed on analogue type writer from beginning to end.
2. Photo Documentation of 'no other desire' exhibited as part of 'The Confessional' at Mailbox Art Space, Melbourne CBD, 2017.
3. Photo Documentation of 'no other desire' exhibited as part of 'medium rare' in a shop window on Johnston St, Collingwood, in collaboration with Bill Hawkins.
© Lucy Foster. Living and working between Naarm (Melbourne) and Dja Dja Wurrung Country (Castlemaine) on unceded land belonging to the Wurundjeri and Jaara Jaara people of the Kulin Nation.