The Artist is impotent

 

Site specific Installation. Gunpowder, danger flags & gallery

 

In this work I was interested in the problem of whether Art can bring about change or be useful from within the context of the gallery. A quotation by Erik Eriksson was written in gunpowder on the floor "anamorphically" so that it would read upright for the camera.

 

 

 

The text discusses the relationship between play and work, which I took to be a metaphor for the nature of art versus usefulness (or the political).

 

The pieces was performed, ignited, exploded, at the private view to a large audience. No one was hurt, and nothing was changed.