The first layer
- "Re-enacting..." - is dedicated to the art community, whom
we try to portray according to a pre-established paradigm, rooted in our
previous experiences with deconstructing reproduction photography.
The second layer
- "Listening to Sculpture" - focuses on the patrimony of public
space monuments - so predictably rich in Europe.
The third - "Framing"
- is a trompe l'oeil excursion through the most astonishing and also the
most predictable cityscapes, staged by urbanism and confirmed by tourism.
On the occasion
of this show we managed to visualize for the first time (even for ourselves)
what looks retrospectively to be the logical path of events resulting
in subREAL's main body of work between 1995 and today. The installations,
performances and photographs from the series "The Art History Archive",
"Serving Art", and some collateral projects developed meanwhile,
are all streaming now into the "Interviews...". This realization
- a loss of innocence in fact - is encapsulated in the catalog of "Interviewing
Stockholm", and helps to a better understanding of the project.
The Cities" took shape in the mid 90s at Künstlerhaus Bethanien;
was continued in 1997-1998 at the Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart.
It was developed in: Vienna, with the support of KulturKontakt; Amsterdam,
through the financing of Stichting De Appel; Helsinki, through a residency
from the Nordic Institute for Contemporary Art. After that it moved to
Turku, Montreal and Strasbourg. In 2002 "Interviewing..." was
hosted by IASPIS in Stockholm.