For the second piece, First Love, 2005, a police sketch artist sits with visitors and listens as the visitors describe the faces of their first loves; the sketch artist then produces portraits of these "first loves" to adorn the walls of the gallery for the duration of the exhibition. For the third installation, Walking in Circles, 2000, small halos of adhesive are applied to the gallery floor to pick up dirt from visitors' shoes. The work creates a physical and temporal map of the exhibition's traffic patterns.
In addition to these participatory actions and major installations, the exhibition will also contain several series of new paintings and the film The Tenant, 2010, which follows the journey of a soap bubble as it wanders through a deserted house in a permanent state of suspension. It also includes sculptures made by customers during conversations at bars and restaurants in Brazil.
The exhibition is curated by Richard Flood, Chief Curator at the New Museum, New York and is organised by the New Museum in collaboration with IMMA. A fully-illustrated catalogue accompanies the exhibition.
The exhibition originated at the New Museum, and in addition to IMMA is travelling to the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University in St Louis, Missouri; Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale, Arizona, and Miami Art Museum, Miami, Florida.