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These Are Situationist Times!

Marianne Hurum: Krabbe

Liv Bugge: To accept theirs, to make it mine, to wish it for myself

Concrete Oslo

Ane Hjort Guttu:
Tekster, samtaler, manus

Dora Garcia: Segunda Vez – How Masotta was Repeated

Dora Garcia: Oscar Masotta – Segunda Vez, Cahier No. 1 and 2

Aktuell #1 Azar Alsharif

Lina Viste Grønli: LIBRARY

Guðrún Benónýsdóttir: 
lawlessness of dreams
colour palette

Ingrid Torvund:
When I Go Out I Bleed Magic

Benjamin A. Huseby:
Weeds & Aliens
An Unnatural History of Plants

Modelling Time: The Permanent Collection 1925-2014

Valentinas Klimašauskas: 
B and/or an Exhibithion Guide In Search of Its Exhibition

Matthew Rana:
The Theory of the Square

Eline McGeorge:
With the Free Rider into the oil age and beyond


Volupså & Postscript

Sebastian Makonnen Kjølaas: The Institute of Art and Crime

In Dependence –Collaborations and Artists´Initiatives

Bodil Furu:
The Aesthetics of Investigation

Jon Benjamin Tallerås and Ruben Steinum: Casual Maneuver – A Step Away From It

Geir Haraldseth: 

Great! I’ve written something stupid but I haven’t signed a contract with anyone to produce solely wise and perfect works

Marianne Hurum:

Mai Hofstad Gunnes:
Baby Snakes Hatching. Ruins. Ruins

Karl Larsson:
Poetical Assumption

Liv Bugge: You Make Me Want To Die In The Country Side –
A meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

Marius Engh:
An Aggregation of Adversary

Kjartan Slettemark,Nixon Visions
Victor Lind, Monument


Hito Steyerl

Dan-Ola Persson:
Music for the Videos of Lars Laumann

Favoured Nations:
Momentum 5th Nordic Biennial of Contemporary Art

Steinar Haga Kristensen: Retrospective: On the Un-Subjectified Persona

Espen Dietrichson:
Sketches For A Mechanical Sunrise

Håkon Bleken:
tekster i utvalg (1964–2008)

Eivind Slettemeås:

Kunst og prekaritet

Kjersti G. Andvig:
No one here is Innocent

A Fiesta of Tough Choices: Contemporary Art in the Wake of Cultural Policies

The New Administration of Aasthetics

What Does Public Mean?
Art as a Participant in the Public Arena


Liv Bugge
You Make Me Want To Die In The Country Side
A meditation on Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

NOK 220,-

Initially published as a three-part series in Blackwood’s Magazine during 1899 before its combined publication in 1902, Heart of Darkness tells the story of Marlow, an Englishman, who accepts a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as cap- tain of a ferry-boat in Africa. It was inspired by Conrad’s own travels up the Congo during the 1880s and, although Conrad does not name the river, it is clear that the story is set in Congo Free State, then the private colony of Belgium’s King Leopold II, and that Marlow has been employed to transport ivory downriver. However, his more pressing assignment is to return fellow ivory trader, Kurtz, to civilisation as part of a cover-up. Of thoroughly European descent – his mother being French and his father being English but with a German name – Kurtz has a reputation throughout the region as a charismatic demigod to the tribes surrounding the Inner Station where he keeps his ivory business. He is a man of many talents, an excellent writer and artist with a potential in politics. In his little house in the Inner Station, he keeps a painting he has made of a white woman carrying a torch against an almost black background. During his stay in Africa, he has become corrupt, and the last sentence in his notebook stands as the central statement of Conrad’s tale: «Exterminate all the brutes’. At the point of Marlow’s meeting with Kurtz, the latter is almost dead from jungle fever (malaria). Marlow takes him down the river, and Kurtz dies on the boat with the words «The Horror, The Horror!» ringing in his ears.Liv Bugge’s practice incorporates a range of different mediums, in which video often plays an important part. Many of her works are situated in the borderland between dreams and reality, perpetrator and victim, science and fiction. The work often enters into different power relations, and Bugge is interested in aggression as both a constructive and destructive force in society. During the past few years, she has been working with post-colonial issues, in particular how the colonial system is explained and how one relates to brutalities carried out in another place in space and time.

INCONCLUSIVE - Text by Juan Gaitan

ISBN: 978-82-93104-03-2
Design: NODE Berlin Oslo
Torpedo Press 2011