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wildlife documentaries

nothing collected

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scratched mind

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using mirrors in power games

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using mirrors in power games (installation view)

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Glitter Text
glitter, text

Glitter Text refers logocentrically to the certain discourse within the contemporary global transcultural society of spectacle
and infinite desire for both glamorous experience and inner sparkling. A cultural text that summarizes the ultimate consumer
demands of affective world of desire; fabricated on attraction, fascination, saturation of superficiality, the promise of deep and
reflecing surface etc. In the same time it is a politically empty signifier that makes its meaning out of the lack of The Real content.
It underlines the opposition between linguistical representation and experience of the actual phenomena. It is self-referential
as something "special" - narcissos, autopoiesis and the desireing machine as a perpetuum mobile; kaleidoscope's infinite
difference in its own limits.

 

 

The Infinite Number of Artworks
stereo audio; randomizer patch

Despite attempts by institutional critique, and its disciples, to demythify arts infrastructural and
institutional procedures contemporary art remains wrapped in the popular imagination in codes and
conspiracy theories: and the elevation of one artist or work over another considered an outcome of
those codes and conspiracies. Why else would singular artworks standout in a realm of oversupply.
The author of this work deadpan about the sheer volume of artworks in circulation and their similitude.
In a voiceover worthy of "1984", "2001: a space odyssey" or "Alphaville" they hint at a Marxian reading
of the whole system - if all works are the same (just another number) some sort of fetishization or
mythification has to be taking place to individuate, differentiate or over-value this or that "art work
number 000001".

 

 

 

 

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Beyond Reason
blue pen on canvas

 

EXHIBITION VIEWS: Kumu Art Museum, Tallinn

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Rivoli 59 gallery, Paris :

black sq fade

Y gallery, Tartu :

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The Purloined Letter

left: an envelope addressed to Jospeh Kosuth, purloined from Seccession, Vienna 16.01.2009
right: replica of anonymous letter as it appeared in Soviet Estonian sci-fi movie "The Hotel of the Perished Alpinist" (1979)

 

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Black Square Fade

1. 1/430
2. 23/430
3. 49/430
4. 67/430
5. 89/430
6. 107/430
7. 128/430
8. 142/430
9. 159/430
10. 178/430
11. 198/430
12. 216/430
13. 237/430
14. 252/430
15. 274/430
16. 289/430
17. 332/430
18. 369/430
19. 401/430
20. 430/430

Printing hundreds and hundreds of A4 pages with Black Square fading into white is referring to operational exhaustion and
the appearance of machine-made meta-aesthetics within a clearly limited “system preferences”. Starting as almost like
a reversed hommage to malevich the piece reveals the operational logic of printing machine emptying its cartridges and
“trying to” make up to the full CMYK-black up to the point of absolute annihilation, up to the point when the empty printer
is repeating the white square on a white A4 paper. Meanwhile, and this is the most important thing, the process is leading
to a series of mutations on the way, mutations levelling out the interpretational overload of the Black Square and the White
Square „readable” form left to right, the sequence acts as a formally logical operation which is similar to a well-known
zen-budist allegory „By the Footsteps of an Ox” where by following the ox your mind flows into emptiness. But this „emptiness”,
this pre- and post-info state is an empirical fact derived from the inner possibilities of language itself, not a metaphysical speculation

 

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wildlife documentaries installation view

 

OBJECTS

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Nothing
Untitled
signs, 20x80 cm

Brackets brackets refer (emptily) to what is (or, in "brackets", is not) bracketed. in addition, "brackets" construct a feedback loop for channel noise as the blank author

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The Pink Semicolon

acrylic on birchwood

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NULL painting, 50x50

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CODE FOR "NULL" painting 50x50

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WOODEN SEMICOLON AND ONE SQUAREMETER OF BLACK ACRYLIC ON THE WHITE WALL

spiegel im spiegel

 

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NO SHIT mirror letters on mirrors in plastic frames, spray

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EGG ON CANVAS 2008 egg on canvas

ALPHABET WITHOUT 'A' acrylic paint on canvas, 0.5x0.5 metres

a-class, a-rate, alpha (fe)male, etc. - the alphabet holds a promise for a brave new castration. however, the hymns of equality are overwritten by the irrevocability of hierarchies, the worship of the next-in-order, and by 'b' as the new 'a'

 

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N0N0NAUT textile sculpture, patches

WILDLIFE DOCS

WILDLIFE DOCUMENTARIES

(nature photography converted to text) installation of paintings

WILDLIFE DOCS

WILDLIFE DOCUMENTARIES

(nature photography converted to text) installation of paintings

PURLOINED LETTER

THE PURLOINED LETTER

UNTITLED

N0N0NAUT'S SPACESUIT textile sculpture, lifesize

the spaceperson is afloat, his suit speckled with names of nonexistent b(r)ands, each of which constitutes a wormhole to an absent pseudosubcultural space. step into the words

RED STAR FADE OUT

start printing out a red star until the printer runs short of color and you arrive at a white sheet. document the journey by 40 sheets from ca 1000 as "red star fade out"

 

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