Just as suicide is a very difficult topic to discuss and to understand, so is the dematerialization of art. Here the form matches the content. This action blurs the boundary between real life (and death) and the cultural practice of artmaking. This is an art project about the deepest of emotional pains. But it is also an art project that cannot be seen as there are really no visual elements to it such as video, painting or sculpture. Pain can't really be visualized.
The work also tries to push the boundaries of what an art project can be. Can art be passed around like a business card? Can an art idea pass verbally from one person to another? And ultimately, can art – even art in its most conceptual form – be a lifesaver?
I had also hoped to bring the taboo discussion of suicide into the public domain and under the media spotlight. Knowledge is power.