Idiot Diagram: DIS GON BE SHAPED LIKE A MUFFIN at some point
Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis [Artistic work]Alternative title
Taking care of business (Swedish)
The essay acts as a blueprint over my artistic practice. It is through the friction caused by th relations between the Keywords mentioned above I strive to achieve a dynamic which will act as an interlocutor between the fields, which are not separated but which fail to understand each others' logic and instead more or less intentionally seek to overwrite each other.
[I examensarbetet ingår utställningen: "Taking care of business":]
The show was a total installation spanning over 7 days in which Studio Stök (Fredrik Fermelin and I) were constantly keeping the exhibition going: One room was filled with gelatine and lasers, was connected to another room by a tunnel in which a robotic vacuum cleaner constantly active. The other room was filled with +20 office chairs with incense sticks. Fredrik and I were never seen, but for 13 hours a day (07:00am-06:00pm), we mopped up the water from the "melting" gelatin so people could walk, lightning new incense, switching vacuum cleaners and mixing playlists with binaural beats for the tunnel. It was a way of catering an immediate sensation experienced as a viewer, no textualization was presented and enunciated indicating the exhibition was to be read in a certain way, and no artist was present creating a somewhat eerie sensation of a presence or absence. The smells were carried through the exhibition by the draft from the open doors and each room thus pre-empted the other. . Each room had an entrance and people were thus entering from two directions, there was no wrong way of entering and experiencing, the choreography of the exhibition created a sort of moebious strip which ended as quickly as it had lasted. During the week various flash events were held where the backspace which in normal circumstances acts as the entrance was opened.
The exhibition and partially the essays was a completely collaboration between Cecilie Hundevad Meng and Fredrik Fermelin as the artist group Studio Stök. The Exhibition and the essay(s) was only indirectly connected.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2015. , 25 p.
Utopia, Heterotopia, Melancholy, Presence, Absence, Capitalized art, Sensations, Immaterial Labour, Cognitive Capitalism, Contemporary Art, Internet Aware Art, Identity
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kkh:diva-10OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kkh-10DiVA: diva2:898192
The essay was abstractly linked to the exhibition.2016-02-042015-11-102016-04-15Bibliographically approved