As Art Production Fund Artist-in-Residence, Candy Chang lived in the Cosmopolitan and turned its P3 Studio gallery into a contemplative experiment around anonymity, vulnerability, and understanding in the heart of the Las Vegas strip.
Visitors were invited to submit their confessions on wooden plaques in the privacy of confession booths. She hung the anonymous plaques on the gallery walls so they gathered over time like a Shinto Shrine prayer wall.
Over 1500 confessions were displayed on the walls: I still love her two girlfriends and five years later, I’m scared I’ll die alone, I eat too much cheese, Came here married to one girl and left married to two girls, I sold heroin to my friend and it ruined his life, I stole over 15,000 from the company I work for, I don’t know what I am doing and I’m running out of time.
Inspired by Shinto shrines, Post Secret, the project explored the idea of an anonymous sanctuary to help us console one another as we make sense of our lives.
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