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I.N.S.T.I.T.U.T.I.O.N.S. - Installation view at Carpe Diem, Lisbon, 2010


I.N.S.T.I.T.U.T.I.O.N.S., 2010. Vinyl letters, headphones, CD player, sound stereo, 00'55''. Variable dimensions. Edition of 64 plus 1 A.P.

One World, One Dream
Carpe Diem Art & Research, Lisbon
9th October - 18th December 2010
Curated by Paulo Reis

The sound piece I.N.S.T.I.T.U.T.I.O.N.S (2009), weighs the artist's absences or presences within the loaded parameters of the white cube. At the same time, the work queries the artist's position and treatment as a resistive individual who must function along lines of power that exist in the art world. Only his disembodied voice is heard, mechanically pronouncing each letter that forms the acronyms of the names of famous museums, a jarring sound that collides with the fact that the artist's work has yet to feature in many of the powerhouses on his list.

Eliza Tan

 
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I.N.S.T.I.T.U.T.I.O.N.S., 2010. Vinyl letters, headphones, CD player, sound stereo, 00'55''. Variable dimensions. Edition of 64 plus 1 A.P. (detail)

 
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I.N.S.T.I.T.U.T.I.O.N.S., 2010. Vinyl letters, headphones, CD player, sound stereo, 00'55''. Variable dimensions. Edition of 64 plus 1 A.P. (detail)

 
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Untitled, 2008 Inkjet, Premium Semi Matte Photo Paper. 102.5 x 140 cm. Edition of 3 plus1 A.P.

 
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Life in a Bush of Ghosts, 2008 Inkjet, Premium Semi Matte Photo Paper, 102.5 x 140 cm. Edition of 3 plus 1 A.P