Residence July 2017
Residence July 2017
arrangement with: left-over material from the Swedish Design Award’s scene decoration at Berns (site specific)
Exhibited at: skeppsholmen june 2008- winter 2009
curator: Gabriela Lopez, Svensk Form
Late Fall 2008
Visitors as well as locals might be curious about this (cryph-) temporary monument. Could it be made by some American minimalist? or is it some strange remaining from a workshop?
Display started in June 2008.
Arrangement with: Modified sound recording; two glossy large photography photographs from a thrift store; two cut pieces of wood; plastic flowers in a bag; green decorative tape; red, green, and yellow paper clips; backsides of three books about american birds for children in red, green, and yellow (called the green book of American birds and so on).
Forced abstraction in the mystical realm of order
What was it that became easier? All information is highly in detail presented, but the key to reading it has been lost, maybe even not existed. The observer is continuously bounded to see the things as themselves, to come back to the piece as a turn, back to ’materia prima’:
”First we bring together then we putrefy, we break down what has been putrifi ed, we purify the divided, we unite the purified and harden it. In this way is One made from man and woman.”
(Büchlein vom Stein der Weisen, 1778)
“Where do you come from?”
The sound source was taken from a recording about how to educate your children in the topic sex from the 40-50’s USA. The sound is heavily edited.
mp3 (7.2 MB)
This piece is dedicated to the Italian composer and poet (messenger to use his own terms) Giacinto Scelsi.
mixed medias: photography, slideshow, papers, smell, explanatory text etc.
Exhibited at: Gallery Båstadsgatan fyra, Malmö (2001)
Part H3: Actual persons missing at the WTC disaster (http://missing.cdxc.com/, now offline)
There was 117 portraits in the slideshow combined with words (pain, winner, planetary, double standard, manipulate etc.) translated into Farsi (http://www.farsidic.com) 25 different words in Farsi appeared in the slideshow.
Parts and wholes in the history of now
This work was a result of my process with my conceptual piece: Registered times on all digital watches and clocks with numbers I looked at between 11.44.22 AM (07/31 1999) and 1.44 AM (10/05 2000) and the enforcement of power in the WTC catastrophe and the predictable results from it.
The more or less confusing setup was made in three large elements and ten connecting parts. Episodes was interlinked with formal aspects and descriptions in the manual. The attitude was playful and provocating in how the relation between the parts was oriented in the manual. It was using a descriptive language, but ends up in the visitor’s choice of relevance.
The manual of an explanation
This text was written in about the same manner as in my piece “Party for the rabbit”. Describing carefully every item in the setup and making conncetions. The motivation is to try for the visitor to come closer to the pretty abstract topics that one usually tries to glance through since they are of a quite non-physical character.
Some related works:
Registered times on all digital watches and clocks with numbers I looked at between 11.44.22 AM (07/31 1999) and 1.44 AM (10/05 2000) Chronological and sorted (2000)
Variations for 736, Red Green and Yellow (2001)
Studies for Wm. Caxton’s fest 1484 (2001)
Party for the Rabbit (2000)
Placed at the Lecture Hall/UIC Alumni Hall, South Peoria St. 400, Chicago 22th February 2001
A lots of chairs, a dark room with two pillars, a red oil lamp, a red wrapping band, two fake serving dishes with Mc Gormicks vanilla extract on them, two pedestals, one sculpture of plastic foam, one overhead projector with a green color projection on the wall, some percussion instruments as a triangle, cowbell and a chime, performance with those instruments, a fast showing of a picture of a drawing from a medieval cookbook with the overhead projection