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The Nordenskiöld Model

Monday, February 14th, 2011

“I do hope and expect that within a few years money will be like dross (From the unfinished tractatus of August Nordenskiöld, A Plain System of Alchymy, 1779). “The Nordenskiöld Model departs from a historical figure in whom Swedish colonial history, the development of state financial apparatus and utopian mysticism intersect. Against this backdrop, a […]

Each thing seen…

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Each thing seen is the parody of another or is the same thing in a deceptive form “No one seems to be there to introduce Cameron. He decides he better begin, before he loses his audience to a rather good-looking monkey. After a final scan of his notes he is about to begin, when he […]

The Decapitation of Money

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

The Decapitation of Money: A walk in the Forêt de Marly with Angus Cameron, 2010. Photo: Emilie Villez The Decapitation of Money with Angus Cameron (economic geographer), K.D. (fictional author), Anna Heymowska (set designer), Johan Hjerpe (graphic designer), Kerwin Rolland (sound designer) “In the exhibition, you are standing at the heart of a bicephalous space […]

Lot 36: Fiction on Auction

Friday, March 26th, 2010

Performance view: Frances Outred (Auctioneer) Lot Notes In Fiction on Auction, the site of the auction is used to stage a fiction where the right to appear as a character in Looking for Headless is offered to the highest bidder: the name of the successful bidder as registered for the auction will form the name […]

Headless

Friday, December 18th, 2009

“In the forthcoming novel Looking for Headless, the fictional author K.D. tells the story of two artists – Simon Goldin and Jakob Senneby – who initiate a collaboration with author John Barlow: Goldin and Senneby investigate an offshore company on the Bahamas called Headless Ltd., and Barlow writes a docu-fictional murder-mystery, also called “Headless”, based […]

Shifting Ground

Friday, December 18th, 2009

Actor Tom McKay meets former agricultural commissioner Franz Fischler in Absam, Austria Shifting Ground: An artist’s unrequested inquiry into European agri-cultural policies Constituting almost half of EU’s budget, agricultural subsidies have long been (in)famous for their production of excess; mountains of butter and lakes of wine. Today the grounds are shifting. A new agricultural paradigm […]

Gone Offshore

Friday, January 16th, 2009

“Tomorrow I will be going to Nassau, the Bahamas. For the duration of my stay, I’ll be posting a blog every day. But this won’t be a conventional travel blog. For one thing, I’m not really on vacation, although you might think so, given that I’ll be in the sun-kissed Caribbean. The blog will in […]

After Microsoft

Thursday, April 5th, 2007

Download After Microsoft as desktop image (JPEG 800×600) The most distributed image ever is being phased out. What remains is a hill in Sonoma Valley, California. In the context of this project we have re-visited the hill. “After Microsoft” tells the story of a January day in the late 90’s when the hill came to […]

The Port

Sunday, April 9th, 2006

Image: The Port inauguration, Humlegården, Stockholm, 2005 — The Port is a community driven island inside the online 3D world Second Life. The island is open and accessible to Second Life’s 175 000 (Aug 2005) inhabitants and potentially to all Internet users. One could argue that 3D modelled social platforms, such as Second Life, establish […]

Objects of virtual desire

Monday, March 20th, 2006

This project explores the value of immaterial production in a virtual world, and if and how this can be transferred into an economy of material production. We have collected a series of immaterial objects produced and owned by inhabitants in the online world Second Life. The objects have been chosen based on their sentimental value […]