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August 2017 | Ágúst Residency, Borgarfjörður, Iceland | Walks, action, lexicon

Compressed proof of existence.

I walk around with strips of hook and loop fastener attached to the soles of my shoes.
I collect these strips during a period of time.
They are like units of data, or pixels, or drawings.
They are inadequate registrations and memories of my life experiences.
Then I organise them in a composition.
Then I start moving them and sticking them together until I can’t go on.
The end result is a small parcel — compressed proof of existence.





a covering of leather, rubber, or the like, for the foot and all or part of the leg.
Chiefly British. any shoe or outer foot covering reaching to the ankle.

verb (used with object)

Also, bootstrap. Computers.

  1. Also, boot up. to start (a computer) by loading and initialising the operating system.
  2. to start (a program) by loading the first few instructions, which will then bring in the rest.

surface scan


scan of a hard drive that is performed to look for bad sectors.


verb (used with object)

to reorganise files on a disk so that the parts of each file are stored in contiguous sectors on the disk, thereby improving computer performance and maximising disk space.

Also, Informal, defrag.


verb (used with object)

  1. to join or pack closely together; consolidate; condense.
  2. to crush into compact form for convenient disposal or for storage until disposal.