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Edinburgh: Show & Tell Editions, 2005
15 x 10.2cm, 32pp plus printed card covers. Artist's book from Scottish artist, David Bellingham that solely consists of 4,668 reproductions of hand drawn crosses and an illustration of a ballot box.
There are strictly 500 hand-numbered copies of this book - aside from one unique book (no. 1) within the edition which corrects the entire number of crosses to exactly represent the total number of votes cast in Scotland during the May 5th 2005 General Election (2,333,882).
Conceptual work and/or concrete poem, this is a peon to democracy and a metaphor of the substantial effort required in maintaining openness in society. If ever there was time to remind ourselves of the importance of our pluralist societies, it is now.