21g was a group exhibition in the Dazed and Confused Gallery, Old Street, London.
It coincided with the 100th anniversary of the publishing, by American Doctor
Duncan McDougall, of a paper claiming that the measurable weight of the human
soul was 21g, as a human body lost that amount at the exact moment of death.


Spurious though his claim was, we were rather taken with the idea and the only
criterion for the work included in the show was that it should weigh no more
and no less than 21g.


I made a cast of a light switch in very thin plaster, and wired in a small light bulb
behind the cast.


Exhibition concept and design by Ben Freeman.



copyright Ben Freeman 2007