James R Ford

Infinite Monkey Syndrome (2012)

9 min 9 secSingle channel / Digital Video / Colour / Sound

"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."

City Gallery Wellington

"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."

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