The Outsider, 2004
The Outsider, 1996/2004
Installation with paperback book on window ledge

A paperback copy of Albert Camus' 'The Outsider' was placed on an outside window ledge at Swiss Institute, New York as part of the exhibition 'None of the Above' curated by John Armleder. The exhibition featured works that were of extremely reduced size, or that otherwise disappeared in the context of the gallery's architecture.

The cover of this edition of the book featured an image of a lonely figure silhouetted on the edge of a cliff; seen from the inside looking out, the installation punned on the title and theme of the book, drawing out a mini existential drama. The book lasted for three weeks of the exhibition, soaked by rain, buffeted by wind, before disintegrating, and finally blowing away.

The Outsider was originally presented as part of the exhibition 'House Style', curated by Michael Wilson, at The Bedroom Gallery, Belfast, 1996.

Emily Hall , 'None Of The Above', Artforum, March 2005