the process is the artwork

Metaruin

A ravaged poster from the exhibition Future Ruins, lying dead and abandoned in the streets. Can it get more meta?

A ravaged poster from the exhibition Future Ruins, lying dead and abandoned in the streets. Can it get any more meta?

Yesterday, after working on my installation for the exhibition FUTURE RUINS, I found this crippled exhibition-poster outside the BAS-silo. Like most people would do instead of giving life-saving first aid, I took this photograph with my mobile phone camera.

It reminds me of a project I did in 2009 entitled “The end is the beginning is the end” (a title I borrowed from the Smashing Pumpkins-song), in which I photographed thousands of crumpled photos of crumpled photos of crumpled photos etc until the content could no longer be identified. Remnants of this project seem to pop up in various other projects.

Anyways. Did you notice that metaruin almost reads metaurin? This is because “it deosn’t mttaer in waht oredr the ltteers in a wrod are, the olny iprmoetnt tihng is taht the frist and lsat ltteer be at the rghit pclae. The rset can be a toatl mses and you can sitll raed it wouthit porbelm. Tihs is bcuseae the huamn mnid deos not raed ervey lteter by istlef, but the wrod as a wlohe.”, according to a study at Cambridge University.

And speaking of urin. Yesterday I also witnessed a considerable amount  of zombie-looking people walking, vomiting and urinating in the streets, which I suspect must have been related to the Bon-Jovi concert in town.

4 responses

  1. Hi, Hope the zombies have been nice with you.

    Question: On the left side of your photo, roughly mid way from top to bottom, just on the top of the steel grid (which is at the bottom of the wall), there is a strange UPO (Unknown photographed Object), like something which would have been pasted on the top of the photo. It evokes me a black car in-motion ,taken from the side. Optical illusion? influence of some funny chemicals? early senility? trick from zombies? asbue of uirn? plseae hlep me wtih taht!

    May 23, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    • Haha, aren’t mysteries best kept mysterious?

      May 23, 2013 at 6:07 pm

      • Fair enough…but frstauitng aslo.

        May 27, 2013 at 3:10 pm

      • Yes! But frustration is a powerful source for creativity🙂

        May 28, 2013 at 11:20 am

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