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On your mind - Carlisle

Carlisle Arts Festival

May 2008

I used a shop window in Lowther Arcade to show a compilation of all the ‘On your mind’ videos so far, showing thoughts from people in Tanzania, Israel, Croatia, Poland and the UK. During the days of the festival I approached people at random in the streets, asking if I could whisper in their ear. When they agreed I asked them what they were thinking, but instead of telling me I gave them a card and asked them to write it down and post it in the shop door next to the window installation. At the end of the festival I collated all the comments and sent them to all the participants who had left me their email addresses.