Beginning in 2004, “…and counting…” was my reaction to the violence and murder of the devastating incidents of 9/11 and the ongoing reports of death in Iraq and Afghanistan. It was an opportunity to put myself and others through the tough questions that surround violence and murder. I arrived at a conundrum: “I am opposed to killing and war, I love my country, but my government wages war… I pay taxes, and those dollars are used for warfare…I am ultimately inextricably connected to the whole process. I am killing innocent people with my money”
“…still counting…” expands my focus to include all acts of murder committed around the globe.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of 9/11, I’ll begin the next phase of the installation in New York City. I’ll place tagged mummies in various locations throughout the city, and I invite you to find and follow these objects to my website for more information and opportunities for participation.
From September to December 2011, Michael Mut Gallery will host an installation exposing the horrors of genocide. Over 9000 mummies in heaps and piles confront the insanity of murder. New mummies will be created daily to commemorate the murders that take place every day around the globe. Go to http://www.stillcounting.net to follow my blog on murder.