Canvas on stretcher (50 × 50 cm) cut vertically in two, one half still mounted on the
strecher, the other half suspended from the lower part of the strecher, white paint,
Harlequin pattern textile glued on reverse of canvas, pencil written text (NEC SPE,
NEC METU) on wall. Overall dimensions vary with installation (c. 110 × 70 cm)

‘‘Shooting the messenger’’ is a metaphoric phrase used to describe the act of
blaming the bearer of bad news, despite the bearer or messenger having no direct
responsibility for the bad news or its consequences. A current version of
‘‘Shooting the messenger’’ may be a time-honored emotional response to
unwanted news, but it is not a very effective method of remaining well-informed.