LORDS OF THE CAPITAL,
WHY NOT REMAIN HERE
AND LENGTHEN
YOUR DAYS?

0047, Oslo

On view:

February 17 - March 25, 2012
By appointment March 25-March 31, 2012

Layout of the exhibition completed in consultation with
Oslo based Feng Shui experts Gabriella Chow and Christina Aas.

Opening Ikebana performance by B. Lennart Persson.


 


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Do Not Build Any Homes Below This Point. 2012.
After the Japanese tsunami disaster, residents noticed ancient
stone monuments in the hillsides along the coast carved with
simple, unheeded warnings of impending tidal waves.
Sandblasted «coral sea» granite and sheet of Marmoleum™
linoleum. 



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RGB. 2012. Linen fragments from 500BC. Risograph print on paper, framed.


lords of the capital

RGB. 2012. Linen fragments from 500BC. Risograph print on paper, framed.


lords of the capital

RGB. 2012. Linen fragments from 500BC. Risograph print on paper, framed.


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Ikebana by B. Lennart Persson (Sogetsu school). 2012.
Ikebana and mid-century Modern ceramic vase by Erik Pløen.

 

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Contagion. 2012. Belgian linen, patch cables, ocean sound and
Ikebana by B. Lennart Persson with mid-century free style Japanese ceramic vase.




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Contagion. 2012.





lords of the capital

Contagion. 2012. Belgian linen and patch cables.



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Good Job! 2012. Public domain NASA deep field photo
laser etched onto aluminum and framed as honorary plaque.


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Ikebana by B. Lennart Persson (Sogetsu school). 2012.
Ikebana and mid-century Modern ceramic vases by Rörstrand atelje.


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Personal. 2012.
HD laser etched with image of decayed data, containing 2 TB of personal files.



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4EAE. 2011. Tombstone Patents etched onto granite kitchen tiles.


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4EAE. 2011. Tombstone Patents etched onto granite kitchen tiles.


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Lords of the Capital. 2011.
Tang dynasty Chinese poems engraved onto fine bone china ceramic plates.


lords of the capital

Lords of the Capital. 2011.
Tang dynasty Chinese poems engraved onto fine bone china ceramic plates.




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Secret Blend & Share. 2012.


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Secret Blend. 2012.
Watercolor on paper and error printed $5 bill purchased online for $100, framed.


lords of the capital

Secret Blend. 2012.
Watercolor on paper and error printed $5 bill purchased online for $100, framed.


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Share. 2012.
One share of Walt Disney Corporation stock purchased in the name
Res Publica. Stock certificate and watercolor on paper, framed.


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Share. 2012. One share of Walt Disney Corporation stock purchased in the name
Res Publica. Stock certificate and watercolor on paper, framed.

 

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Good Job! 2012. Public domain NASA deep field photo
laser etched onto aluminum and framed as honorary plaques.


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Lifestyle Traveling. 2011
Screenshots of altered Wikipedia pages laser etched onto archival paper, framed.


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Feng Shui Solution Number 2: Inlaid labour. 2012. Found bamboo board.


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Security Detail. 2012.
Hi res scans of paper money from USA laser etched onto archival paper, framed.


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Security Detail. 2012.
Hi res scans of paper money from China laser etched onto archival paper, framed.


Lords of the capital

Security Detail. 2012.
Hi res scans of paper money from Russia laser etched onto archival paper, framed.

 

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Sonny-Bono Act. 2012. Linen and plaque



lords of the capital

Opening Ikebana performance by B. Lennart Persson



lords of the capital

Opening Ikebana performance by B. Lennart Persson


lords of the capital

Opening Ikebana performance by B. Lennart Persson


 

The biological archive, traditions, rituals and human practices, on the other hand, exists precisely because we have adapted old ideas into current contexts. The use of linen for example: linen was used to wrap mummies in ancient Egypt and it is now used as a fine, durable surface to make art paintings.  Linen was also used as currency in ancient Egypt and today the US paper money still contains 25% linen.

Aeron Bergman and Alejandra Salinas
Oslo, January 2012