I hear Jenny Holzer’s name and i think of neon words in empty white spaces. She was invited to do a commencement show at my college which she accepted but then refused to give a commencement speech saying she only speaks through her work never outside of it.
Sounded silly to me, but Then i see these pieces and it really throws me for a loop. I can see now how, when you’re entire medium is words you must be careful when you speak.
These aren’t ideal sentiments, in fact they’re pretty toxic, but reading them has a cathartic feel.