When I was in grade 7 in elementary school, my class went on a week long field trip to Vancouver. I remember one day going to the Emily Carr campus and wandering around looking at the art displayed there. The first thing I saw when I walked in was a table with a television playing a looped video showing a guy with a garden hose down his pants, with the other end attached to a briefcase. He spun around in circles swinging the garden hose and suitcase around. On the table was the actual garden house used. I remember my friend poking at the garden hose, until he saw the video. I saw a lot of other strange stuff that day, but the other one that stood out in my mind was the sock exhibit. There were socks of every colour strewn about throughout the exhibit area. I remember looking at one pile of socks with bewilderment for awhile. A security guard came up to me and said something to the effect of "So thats Art, huh?"
I was looking at some "conceptual" new york style photography on an artist's website when these memories came back to me.