Soliloquy is an unedited document of every word I spoke during the week of April 15-21, 1996 from the moment I woke up Monday morning to the moment I went to sleep on Sunday night. To accomplish this, I wore a hidden voice activated tape recorder.

I transcribed Soliloquy during the summer of 1996 at the Chateau Bionnay in Lacenas, France during a residency there. It took 8 weeks, working 8 hours a day.

Soliloquy was first realized as a gallery exhibition at Bravin Post Lee in Soho during April of 1997 [click here for image of the gallery installation]. Subsequently, the gallery published the text in a limited edition of 50. In the Fall of 2001, Granary Books published a trade edition of the text.

About the Web Version

The web version of Soliloquy contains the exact text from the 281-page original book version, but due to the architecture of the web, each chapter is sub-divided into 10 parts. And, of course, the textual treatment of the web version is indeed web-specific and perhaps more truly references the ephemerality of language as reflected by the book's moniker:

If every word spoken in New York City daily
were somehow to materialize as a snowflake,
each day there would be a blizzard.

In order to achieve this effect, the web version is available only to users of Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape 6+. Unfortunately, none of the prior versions of Netscape support the CSS tag used here: "a { text-decoration: none }" ; to view the piece in web form without this function enabled would be to ruin the intended experience of this work.