THE CLOSEST EXIT MAY BE BEHIND YOU
As a teenager I was an avid journal keeper. It was an activity I occupied myself with primarily while cutting class—I think I thought I was leading myself in some sort of alternative curriculum. I compiled the following list over the course of several days in March of 1991.
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Disgruntled by a day job sometime during the mid to late nineties, I made a large stack of these Xeroxes. My intent, I think, was to replace the legitimate work documents in every drawer and file folder of the desk I kept in the office—a paper transfusion to be discovered later by my boss or co-worker. I wussed out and never did it.
Amanda Ross-Ho was born in Chicago in 1975. She lives and works in Los Angeles. Her work was included in the 2008 Whitney Biennial. Recent solo exhibitions include SOMEBODY STOP ME, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York (2010) and HALF OF WHAT I SAY IS MEANINGLESS, Cherry and Martin, Los Angeles (2008).