The Hoping Room, 1998

Halogen floodlights with daylight gels, bench, CD player, speakers,
30 minute country and western soundtrack, leaflet with extract from:
How Late it Was, How Late by James Kelman
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh

‘Nay point hoping for the best. Ye could spend yer life doing that; hoping. If ye were gony sit about hoping then okay, go ahead, but that’s all ye’ll do, know what I mean, it’s like waiting, ye’re aye waiting.' - James Kelman