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A short documentary following artist Gary Sweeney as he creates The Story of Civilization, a large scale public artwork on view at the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. From the Artist: "I set out to create an artwork that, from the onset, was doomed to fail. I was doing a lot of art with discarded signs at the time, and I announced that I would rewrite the entire ten-volume set of Will and Ariel Durant's 'The Story of Civilization' using discarded signs. What you see here are the first two paragraphs of the first volume (934 pages). The signs for this took four years to collect."
Learn more at GarySweeneyArt.com.

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