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Archive for August, 2016

Goldin+Senneby: Headless

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Goldin+Senneby: Headless (2009) Catalogue published on the occasion of the exhibition Headless at The Power Plant, Toronto, 2008. In their ongoing project Headless, Stockholm-based collaborators Goldin+Senneby investigate the immaterialization of contemporary society. This project comes at an all-too-appropriate moment, as the confidential activities of various corporations are traced and investigated in the wake of collapsed […]

Standard Length of a Miracle

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Standard Length of a Miracle by Jonas Hassen Khemiri For the retrospective exhibition Standard Length of a Miracle (2016), Swedish author Jonas Hassen Khemiri wrote a meta-fictional response to Goldin+Senneby’s practice, which is read out loud by a gallery attendant under an oak tree every day at 14.12. In the short story Standard Length of […]

Shifting Ground

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Shifting Ground (2009) Constituting almost half of EU’s budget, agricultural subsidies were long (in)famous for their production of excess; mountains of butter and lakes of wine. But since the early 2000’s grounds have been shifting. A new agricultural paradigm has taken form in which subsidies have been decoupled from production. Farmers no longer receive support […]

Plan for a Speculation

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Plan for a Speculation (2010) The Nordenskiöld Model: Act 1 was an exhibition produced by Konsthall C, Stockholm in 2010. The audience was invited to a series of open rehearsals taking place at IFL, an executive education institute at the Stockholm School of Economics. The Nordenskiöld Model departs from a historical figure, August Nordenskiöld, in […]

Headless by K. D.

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

HEADLESS by K. D. With an introduction by Alexander Provan When workaday author John Barlow is asked to ghostwrite a novel about secretive tax havens, he assumes the job will be straightforward. Then he learns that his employers, Swedish conceptual artist duo Goldin+Senneby, want him to investigate Headless Ltd, a shadowy company with possible links […]

Flack Attack

Thursday, August 25th, 2016

Flack Attack (2006) A magazine produced on The Port, a community-driven island inside the online world Second Life. The first issue, Flack Attack on Autonomy, was edited during December 2005 through open editorial meetings held on The Port three times a week. It discusses prosumer culture, the emerging economies of social software, and how the […]

Zero Magic

Friday, August 19th, 2016

On a Long Enough Timeline the Survival Rate for Everyone Drops to Zero. Photo: Hanna Ukura. . Zero Magic with Malin Nilsson (magician), Théo Bourgeron (sociologist of finance), Ybodon (computer scientist), Kevin Keener (patent attorney), Johan Hjerpe (designer) A magician creates illusions, making us see things that don’t exist, that are not really happening. The […]

A3 The Plot

Friday, August 19th, 2016

with Pamela Carter (playwright), Johan Hjerpe (designer), Moa Ott (carpenter), Natali Hallberg (scenic painter) A3 The Plot is an act of theatrical property development. Goldin+Senneby have acquired a plot of land in Kent, England, and commissioned playwright Pamela Carter to write an “ownership drama”. Carter’s script dramatizes the material impact of shifting ownership on this […]