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"Why is Vivian Caccuris monumental sound - and light installation A soul transplant on the Red stone really good contemporary art? The industrial raw gallery space, ”Cathedral”, is dark. Suddenly, a tone sounds and the headlights light up a vertical högtalarskulptur, which stretches toward the ceiling like a dark copy of Edvin Öhrströms bright glass tower in the fountain on Sergels torg in Stockholm."
"But while Öhrströms tower marks a modernist rupture with history and points towards a brighter future in the middle of two traffic noise, mirrors Caccuris towers, whose sounds are everywhere inside and out, something much darker and more historically complicated."
"What you hear is a composition composed of the interdependence between mosquitoes and people, an audio track that the brazilian artist started to work with during a residensvistelse in Piteå, sweden. The paragraph mixes myggljud and folk music created by slaves, indigenous people and peasants, with music linked to the colonization of Brazil."
"nit distorted surrandet is made familiar, at the same time as the variation of the subparagraph, together with the installation of renegotiating the emotions in the face [of vocalization. The thing is that to Caccuris Latin america, said the mosquitoes have arrived with the slave trade from Africa, and the colonial sugar industry created a rare favorable myggmiljö."
"A fact which, in connection with the recent outbreak of zikaviruset and that yellow fever re-spreading at the same time with regime change in Brazil, brings to the fore the contempt for myggljudet and gives it a more eerie sounding board."
"the Work's monumental expression playing on a new esoteric authenticity, which easily could be criticised as an expression of demagogy. But it can just as easily be seen as an attempt to establish a new solidarity. To with rational arguments to dismiss this possibility would be to just lean against a dominant comprehension, something to thus legitimise the impossibility to learn, or create, something new."
"A soul transplant is a fantastic work, not that it pretends to reveal something hidden that modernity excluded, but because it dares to indulge in a speculative form, on the basis of a despised sound as integrated in a colonial history in contemporary political reality."
"nOm Vivian Caccuri points away against a new possible complex community, so maintains itself Ditte Ejlerskovs parallel solo exhibition" Can you hear me? around självkritikens borders. Or, more specifically, on the conflict between to critically reflect on their vithetsprivilegium, and at the same time, embody it."
"the Titles of the Ejlerskovs previous projects gives a picture of what it's about: The Beyoncé works, The exorcist collection, The travel magazine, My african letters, etc. In short: Try to come -on among all the preconceived ideas about the white the art the exploitation of black popular culture and its relationship to a colonial and racist legacy."
"On the Red rock stands The Rihanna works in the centre. Ejlerskov has created a myth in which the white nordic artist is looking for traces of r & b star Rihanna, Barbados, a study of our desires in style with surrealist André Breton in Nadja. Ejlerskov trying to exploit the material's possibilities to create different ways to convey full body images and details on the basis of the cultural images of Rihanna. "
"Paddle painting 10 is part of a series where Rihanna paddles on a surfboard. The painting is made up of two cloths woven together, where one represents a material, visible filter to the photographic model. With the effect that the spectator's gaze or attention oscillates back and forth between the medium and Rihanna."
"the Dilemma with this artistic project is that the self-critical studies is a method of art institutions has been retained and used in order to legitimise its own power. But there is a risk that Ejlerskovs art is prepared to take. For as much as she studies and do Rihanna's specific strategies and its visual representations, so she seized on the notion of his own white look, which becomes all the more evident in her videos, where an obvious white I stand in the center of the story."
"you are painting something much more complicated where the boundary between the projection and reclamation blurred in a kind of -radical reception. At the same time requires Ejlerskovs art a heroic faith in a collection of conventional hanging pictures in a white gallery can actually make miracles with the white eyes structural."
"For this to work, maybe I need to promise to put me in the same relation to the Ejlerskovs pictures that she seems to have to the picture of Rihanna? A promise I am not sure that I'm able to hold it. Instead caught I of the melancholy feeling that Ejlerskov seems to push this important project in solitude."