From the artist book for the project Break Down by Michael Landy, published by Artangel, London, 2001. From the back cover:
"Michael Landy has made an inventory of his life – of every single thing he owns. Every piece of furniture, every record, every article of clothing, every book, every gadget, every work of art… over 5,000 individual items have been catalogued in Landy’s existential audit. And all of them are broken down to the basic materials they are made of. Nothing but powder is left."