T2IMIT9O and Gio’s Dream of an Art Show Transformed Into a White Flame
Rotor2 Gallery, Valand Academy, Gothenburg. 2012.
Co-curated with Louise Waite.
(The following is the exhibition wall text, which was transcribed from a chat conversation)
I saw you in my dream a few days ago
you had an amazing art show :))
really? that sounds awesome!
what was the art?
it was about death and a mix of future and past
you might have seen the future, I’m working on a show
some images appeared in mirrors and then disappeared
thats why I saw your show in my dream :)
you had magic mirrors
wow, magic mirrors?
yes, because the images were changing independently inside them
you can’t tell me how they were made ??? :)
only you knew this
everyone was very surprised
but your dream makes me hopeful for my show
I hope so
and in the end of the show you made a performance
what did I do??
you cleaned the gallery
it was on the last floor of a big house
oh, so several floors then? ok
And I cleaned it? that doesn’t sound like too much fun
and the garbage transformed into a flame
as you threw it away from a balcony
but it was white fire
sorry I cant describe it to you very well but it was really strong :))
it sounds really cool thank you for telling me
I shall start constructing the mirrors soon
yeah, because I remember the feeling and the reactions of people
there also were some texts and sounds
but unfortunately I don’t remember them so well
this is all very good
when are planing your show?
I don’t know
A bunch of stuff
Painting, Video, Sculpture
Maybe it is about death and the future and the past
I thought it was about optimism vs. the great dark abyss
The idea of heaven or the notion of nothing and darkness
At the finissage for the show a happening took place in which the gallery was cleaned out, “thrown” over the balcony to of the sound speed metal and transformed into a white flame, by multiple video projections and the sound of a crackling fire. Interpreted into action from the description given by Gio of his dream approximately a year earlier. Half of the works were destroyed.