Helen Cho and Colleen Wolstenholme
Texts by Lorna Brown and Holly Ward
Designed by Robin Michell
4.5" x 4.5" / 15 pp / 8 colour images
Placebo is published on the occasion of a two-person exhibition featuring Helen Cho and Colleen Wolstenholme, which took place at Artspeak between June 12 and July 16, 2004.
A placebo, whether a sugar pill used in clinical trials or an effect of belief upon our perceived experience, stands in for something else in a way similar to the function of representation. In their work, Cho and Wolstenholme draw upon the strategy of substitution to extract the full evocatory potential of materials and images.