Nick West and Sam Frith, ‘A storm in a teacup’ (2006)
In 2003, Nick participated in a group exhibition at The Empire Gallery in Vyner Street in East London. For his work, he showcased an online collaborative writing project http://www.etc-net.net. (Now offline). Visitors to the site could write three words when they could only view the last three words written. Collaborators could also choose when to end a story, upon which their collective narrative would be emailed to each participant.
In 1998, Nick participated in a group exhibition at the Decima Gallery in London Bridge. For his work, he employed a British Telecom engineer to install a new telephone line at the gallery. Nick attached a phone to this line and hung it on the wall, above which he screen printed the message “For more information, please call..” alongside his home phone number. During the opening reception, visitors left many messages on his answerphone but did reach the artist, as he was out.