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Gratitude and Thanks
My freedom of life
Vol 9:008: £350,000
A goodbye
Thanks & understanding
I owe my sister, credit cards, and father -in-law
Stability, relative peace and prosperity
Happiness + freedom
Vol 9 - re entry (1)The criminalisation of debt
 

Contribute to the Book of Debts

Is there something you owe, or are owed, that you would like to draw a line under? A sum of money, an action left undone or a word left unsaid? Or something owed to or by a third party, individual or institution?

You can enter your debt and its story - into the Book of Debts here, now. All contributions are anonymous and you can add as many debts as you like.

The Book of Debts will then be recited and burned, one volume per location, as part of the final performance in each city, in a symbolic act of absolution.

To follow what happens to the Books and their remains, enter your email address when asked and we will invite you to the tour finale in 2015.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN004

To Trees, for always being there, sturdy, strong, not judgemental, silent, holding and safe, thank you I love you

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DEBT NUMBER MAN012

To all who gave their all

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DEBT NUMBER 3602340920129
NATURE OF DEBT Financial
OWED TO bank
OWED BY me

Mortgage / negative equity / unemployment / strangulation / fear / paralysis/ death grip / future stolen / giving away furniture, plants, bed linen / no home improvements / leaking kitchen roof / shed collapsing inwards / dodgy electrics / want me out in six months / where to go / how to restart / is it possible to restart? yes, it is and i will. f**k them and their debt.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN232
NATURE OF DEBT Financial

My grandfather died yesterday and I missed the opportunity to say goodbye in person. I love you Grandad and hope you're well

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DEBT NUMBER MAN028
NATURE OF DEBT Financial

To tolerant parents – who have always shown kindness & forgiveness whatever.

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DEBT NUMBER fabrica 041
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

Sister : £6,000. She is brilliant and rescued me financially when I really needed it. Credit card: £3,000. Don't feel so bad about credit card. That's the trouble with credit on cards from banks. - it doesn't feel real. Father -in-law : £3,000 but he doesn't see his granddaughter or seem to care about his son -my husband. So I don't mind.

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DEBT NUMBER MAN211
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

To past generations -  cut short - to my great uncle who served the great war in the RFC!

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DEBT NUMBER MAN089
NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

Great grandfather Lancashire Fusiliers awarded ASO for saving the lives of fellow comrades, after platoon leader was killed

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NATURE OF DEBT Emotional, Financial

Throughout most of human history, society has operated on a system of credit in which transactions took place largely between people known to each other and who wanted to maintain good relationships. In small communities it was normal for everyone to be both borrower and lender, and debt was a part of the fabric of sociability. When loans at interest began to be legalised in England in the 16th century, a person's honour and reputation  for generosity and decency were at least as important in deciding whether or not to make a loan to them as their net income. The legalisation of interest led to the use of signed legal bonds, an increase in litigation and the effective criminalisation of debt - or, in the words of the anthropologist David Graeber, “criminalisation of the very basis of human society.”

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