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Living Library Project | 2017 | Acrylic, fluorescent ink, pastel, charcoal, pencil, fabric, newspaper and rocks from Scandinavia* on canvas and wall | The Fourth AIM Biennial on view at The Bronx Museum, NY | July 22–October 22
Living Library Project places the viewer outside the Earth, to acknowledge its surveillance. In a mix of ancient knowledge, science and conspiracy theories, this work uses geometry (a symbolic, universal language) to communicate with the collective. The narrative depicts our current now, in which the information available is questionable and full of gaps.
I’m working with statements of former scientists from Nasa and CERN; ancient books on hidden history and alchemy; and internet conspiracy theories; all claiming that our moon is a satellite and humans have been observed since its installment, some 500.000 years ago.
To illustrate such theory, I shared my thinking process on the wall of the Bronx Museum.
The installation combines two paintings and several sketch-like, urgent drawings directly on the wall, that are clues to understanding the bigger picture and seamlessly complete it, to demonstrate different planes, alternate dimensions that may occupy the same space we’re in–likewise, computers and other technologies allow us to have multiple screens open at the same time in the same space.
The paintings have hidden clues (ink that glows in the dark) that disclose other layers of information and theories about how we perceive reality.
*Rocks were collected during my long walks within nature, in the midnight sun of Finland (Tampere and Hämeenkyrö) and Stockholm. They are there to represent the supremacy of the white man, race that is dominant in Europe and supposedly a model for the rest of the world. In the context of the installation, they are the observers, the ones in charge, overseeing Earth from the satellite Moon.