Wednesday, 25 March 2009
Within the framework of the project (Anti)Realism I made a series of interventions with local artist Antonio Venti and curator Adrianne Drake along with an installation in the gallery Adele-C.
I wanted to share this with you since it was greatly influenced by our collaborations.
I include the English versions of the texts.
"This area has been known to reactivate visitors’ childhood memories. Do not be alarmed if you find yourself crying over a long lost friend, relative or pet. Your emotional hypersensitivity will be gone upon departure."
"Lawyers working for the local administration have concluded that marriage and family life constitute a breach of local law. They are aware that it will take centuries before married life can be abolished. But to start the process, all books, films and other cultural expressions will be re-edited and depictions of family life removed. If you buy books, see films, visit the theatre, go to galleries or listen to music in this town you might find that the local versions do not correspond to versions sold and circulated in the rest of the world. The first work to be re-adapted was Ibsen’s “A Doll's House”. The local version is 30 seconds long and depict Nora leaving a house."
"Through a fold in the eight dimension, a virologist, two primary school teachers, a plumber a thief and three cats have been locked into these rocks. String theorists suggest that they might be freed by submitting the rocks to extremely powerful radiations. Other sources claim that they will be liberated as soon as the rocks are returned to their place of origin."
Wednesday, 18 March 2009
Tuesday, 17 March 2009
"In attempt to curb the impacts of the current financial crises, a benign bacteria that generates ascetism will be released in this sector. If a member of your family disappears contact the local police and your loved one ill be localized by means of aerial bacterial scans."
"African and south Asian genes are released in this area in attempt to curb the rise of xenophobia. Do not be alarmed if you or a member of your family wakes up with a very dark complexion, appearances will be normalized within 3-4 months."
"Psychologists have decreed that Bill Gates could be the product of Alan Greenspan daydreaming. As of noon tomorrow CET all Microsoft operating systems will stop being functional. Install alternative software immediately to avoid any inconvenience."
"An influential psychic has warned that a particularly vile dictator will be born in this building some 249 years from now. In a cautionary measure the owners have agreed to tear it down and rebuild it."
"Aboriginal dreaming will become standard means of education in this area. If dreamings are unintentionally redirected towards you, please unlearn this with a teacher that will be provided by the local unemployment office."
"The years 372-799 AD on the Arabic Peninsula are experimentally about to be redirected towards an alternative reality by scientists at AstraZeneca. If you find yourself without a religious creed, please go to a local chemist and they will be reinstalled by means of medication free of charge."
Monday, 16 March 2009
First day no.2
Kay and Amy
Chalk example no.2
This area has been known to reactivate visitor's childhood memories. Do not be alarmed if you find yourself crying over a long lost friend, relative or pet. Your emotional hypersensitivity will be gone upon departure.
Vinyl example no.2
The Lutheran, Calvinist and Anglican work ethics have been proven to be illegal in many unexpected contexts and will be abolished. Please go to work with great caution the following weeks as your employment could lead to incarceration.
First day: Melbourne, Australia
Amy and Kay
Chalk Example 1:
A molecule in this bus shelter hated its silblings and parents. In its youth this tormented him, but since he discovered poetry 20 million years ago it regained a bit of its high spirits.
Vinyl Example 1:
Humanity's genetic history will be rewritten to relieve certain strains of anxieties. The Calabi-Yau structure of strings will be redesigned which will make some people in this area vegetarian.