Martin Firrell
The Electronic Point of Sale at Borders Books was re-programmed to add an additional text to the bottom of each till receipt issued.

In 'Newspapers', the added text suggests the purchase of newspapers creates uncertainty about the truth of any situation.

Different newspapers present the same news story with different emphases. This begs the question, is the reality of any given situation ever really concrete and verifiable?

The Writing series is at once modest in ambition, requiring no additional resources for its execution, but at the same time, many thousands of public art texts came into circulation during the project period.

In fact, sufficent copies of the texts were distributed to qualify the project for the best-seller lists had it not been a freely distributed work of public art.
Part Of
Reprogrammed EPOS system/
Text on till receipts
Borders Books London, June 2004
Hi-res image
Supported by
Borders Books