Take a Fact, Leave a Fact (2013)


Based on Bill Nye’s quote “Everyone you ever meet knows something you don’t,” Take a Fact, Leave a Fact is about knowledge sharing. The idea is simple: here are various postcards with facts about Alexandria, Algiers, Baghdad, and Nablus collected from several sources. These quotes contain the good, the bad, and the ugly. Some were meant to anger the audience or make the smile. On the right hand side, the work contained marker and postcards. The concept was that I would never meet the exhibition visitors, but it’s also likely they knew something about one of these four places that I didn’t. I asked audiences to take any fact off the wall and write down their own in exchange. It’s also an interesting experiment in discovering what people choose to share. Set within the context of a gallery, what is shared is quite different. But within cities with large populations, the options are endless.

Work made for In the City: design and sound art exhibition | P21 Gallery (26 September–15 December 2013).



Danah Abdulla・2018