Bruce Barber
30 hours of community service,
Friday, November 7, 2002, Toronto, Ontario.

bruce barber


1) The artist performs 30 hours of community service. Specific artist associated sites along Queen Street West in Toronto are chosen by the artist who proceeds to systematically scrape (and collect) gum patties from the pavement over a thirty hour period.

2) Queen West Squat. The artist publicly nominates a vacant building in the city as an official squat by placing the internationally recognized squat sign on the door and windows of the building. Leaflets advertising this space as such, are distributed to homeless people who the artist meets on the streets of Toronto during his 30 hours of community service.

3) Credit Identity. The artist reads out all of his credit card numbers and expiry dates in a public place.


Photography: Miklos Legrady

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