"Infinite Monkey Syndrome (2012) extends artist James R. Ford’s recent investigations into the infinite. The work appears as a ridiculously rudimentary inquiry into the aforementioned theory, whereby the artist dresses a young woman in a monkey suit and sets her the remunerated task of typing arbitrary nonsense ad infinitum."
"It has been theorised that if a monkey was left to type on a typewriter for an infinite amount of time, it would type out everything ever written, including all the great works of literature; the complete works of Shakespeare being the one most associated with this proposition."
Designed for continuous loop
Installation view of Infinite Monkey Syndrome (2012) James R Ford, at City Gallery Wellington (2012)
The view from a modified camera on a cat's collar, accompanied by the soundtrack from an infamous Paris Hilton internet video.
Ford plays his way through all thirty-nine solo career songs in the Guitar Hero III game.