Melik Ohanian has created two manufacturing sites that the public can both visit and take part in, and which seek to generate their own economies from the resulting production.
In Sign Word Book recent immigrants have been hired to visually erase the definitions of words in the Larousse illustrated dictionary. This information piece, which takes place, in real time, during the opening hours of the exhibition, has resulted in a final publication in which words, diagrams and illustrations float on the surface of each page. The revised dictionary represents both a barrier and a guide to a project for helping immigrants assimilate.
For T-Day, t-shirts, printed with an original thought on the front, are exhibited and offered for sale. A t-shirt can be purchased for both a (modest) sum and the exchange of a personal thought. This thought is then printed on a second t-shirt and sold in turn.