The 9 Billion Names of God

thousands of sheets of paper fallen in a sinusoidal distribution in an art gallery
The Nine Billion Names of God, 2003, Installation. Laserprinter, paper, javascript. Merlino Gallery, School of Art, Long Beach State University.

Inspired by the Arthur C. Clarke short story The Nine Billion Names of God, this installation ran in August & September 2003. A javascript program generated lists of names and sent them to a ceiling mounted laserprinter. The laserprinter output tray was removed so that pages would fall out of the printer and waft their way down to the gallery floor. Over the course of the installation the sheets formed a sinusoidal distribution through the gallery space.