Hold These Truths

November 13, 2017 - March 14, 2018

Jennifer Dalton


Reckoning, 2012

Plexiglass boxes, memo pads, buttons

Dimensions variable

This interactive installation invites us to consider issues of “Surplus” and “Debt” in our own lives and experiences. The pads detail many ways that each of can classify ourselves and the many areas of interaction from country to family. Consider situations where you feel you have given more than you have received back or where you have received more than you have given and fill out the appropriate sheet and place in either “Surplus” or “Debt.” In exchange for your participation you are invited to take one of the buttons located under your entry box. Multiple surveys can be filled out reflecting different aspects of one’s life.

Throughout the duration of the exhibition, Dalton will be reading and assessing the survey responses and presenting the aggregate results in small chart and graph drawings hung in the frames on the wall, thus creating a visible indicator of interpersonal exchange.