Truly I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.The phrase itself is an oft quoted promise, purportedly made by Jesus on the cross to the repentant thief, crucified with him. The work calls into question the possibility of exegesis of this text in the face of such ambiguity. This change in meaning, simply caused by the change in the comma's location, draws attention to the specificity of our grammatical system. The book of Luke is translated into English from an ancient Greek manuscript, here documenting words presumably spoken in Aramaic; how can we hope to be sure of the intended meaning of these words?
Truly I say to you today, you will be with me in paradise.
Installation view at University College London