Your Balance, 1992
One way to embrace language and yet avoid the horror of personal expression was not to speak or write, but to deal with language as a ready-made (already written or spoken). I was delighted to find in a factory in east LA ladder steps that are all imprinted "Danger: Do not step on or above this step. You can lose your balance". I constructed a ladder using these steps, and all the steps were repetitions of what is normally only the last step. The negation inherent in the cautionary warning thrilled me. It was the object speaking to me and the viewer. As Becket says in Molloy, "I'm in words, made of words, others' words".