Kami, Khokha, Bert and Ernie (expanding), 2004, 2005, 2009, 2012, 2019
The work – constructed as a site for exploring the power of representation in popular visual culture, as well as the encounter of educational concepts with commercial and ideological interests – allows to manifest itself in versions productively considering the cultural context of showing. This includes the changing city panoramas, and the voice-scenes, which have been realized with the characters’ factual puppeteer and voice actors in the locally prevalent languages, as well as the options to add newly designed local characters and/or related performances with the character’s costumes.
First version, including two performance events, Marres Contemporary Art Center, Maastricht, NL, 2004
Version in the context of the groupshow The Need to Document, Kunsthaus Baselland, CH, 2005
Version with audio scenes in Arabic, in the context of the groupshow A Fantasy to Allan Kaprow, Contemporary Image Collective, Cairo, EG, 2009
Expanded version, with audio scenes in Swedish and Arabic, including two discursive events, Tensta konsthall, Stockholm, SE, 2012
Version in French, as a video, featuring the snail character Trépido, last seen on French TV in 1982, in the context of the exhibition Catherine, Masahiko, Rex et les autres, with Simon Starling,
Le Plateau, Paris, FR, 2019