Matias Faldbakken

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Matias Faldbakken, Untitled (Coin Locker Sculpture) (2012)


Chris Burden

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‘Five Day Locker Piece’ (April 26-30, 1971) by Chris Burden.

At the University of California, Irvine, Chris Burden locked himself in Locker Number 5 for five consecutive days. He rigged the locker above him to hold five gallons of bottled water, while the locker below him held an empty five gallon bottle. His then-wife, Barbara, slept on the floor in front of the locker some nights, “in case I really flipped out or something,” the artist wrote in a 1975 untitled statement.


Witold Gombrowicz

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The novel ‘Cosmos’ (1965) by Witold Gombrowicz.

“[…] In Cosmos, I am telling the simple story of a simple student. This student goes to spend his holidays as a paying guest in a house where he meets two women, one has a hideous mouth which has been ruined by a motor car accident, while the other has an attractive mouth. The two mouths are associated in his mind and become an obsession. On the other hand he has seen a sparrow hanging from a wire and a piece of wood hanging from a thread… . And all this, a little out of boredom, a little out of curiosity, a little out of love, out of violent passion, starts dragging him towards a certain means of action … to which he abandons himself, but not without skepticism. […] Cosmos is an ordinary introduction to an extraordinary world, to the wings of the world, if you like.” – W. Gombrowicz


Jacob Dwyer

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Jacob Dwyer, ‘PAULALIEN KNOWS BEST’ (2015) as installed at Juliette Jongma, Amsterdam.

Binaural sound piece; should be listened to using headphones.


Ignas Krunglevicius

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‘Daemons Mouth’ (2015) by Ignas Krunglevicius.

A page from the diary of schizophrenic young man is read by
a text-to-speech robot.


Heather Phillipson

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Heather Phillipson, still from ‘SERIOUS TRACTION’, online commission for Opening Times (2015)

Watch here: http://otdac.org/serious-traction/


Riley Harmon

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Riley Harmon, ‘What it is without the hand that wields it’ (2008)

As gamers die in a public video game server of a modified version of Counter-strike, a popular online first person shooter, the electronic solenoid valves dispense a small amount of fake blood. The trails left down the wall create a physical manifestation of virtual kills, bridging the two realities. The title is inspired by the Telefon Tel Aviv song of the same name.


Etienne-Jules Marey

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Etienne-Jules Marey, from the series ‘Mouvements de l’air’ (Movements of air)

In 1901, the French scientist, physiologist and chronophotographer built a smoke machine with 58 smoke trails, in order to study movements of air.


Fernando Ortega

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Fernando Ortega, ’15 squeaks less’ (2004)


Bruce Nauman

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Bruce Nauman, ‘Green Light Corridor’ (1970)