Simo Brotherus, Nov 2004
I decided to produce a new piece for the launch event that we held
in Whitechapel Project Space although we had decided that showing
an old piece would do for the sake of presenting the artists. I
hadnt made any art works for two years so this was a good
way for me to get going again. This piece consists of two cardboards
used as stencils, spray cans and a bunch of unused cardboards and
texts on paper proposing cut-outs to be. The idea was to make big,
clumsy stencils for lengthy writings contrasting the angry and/or
witty, politically charged would see sprayed on a city wall.
I also enjoyed using a voice closer to my own after many years of
making use of fictional narrators.
For the show in Helsinki Im thinking of writing new texts
and cutting them out on bigger boards so to make them truly inconvenient.
But Im also thinking of city fountains and the sculptures
associated, like the pissing boy in Brussels. The piece could include
a study for a complex sculpture (studio photos and drawings of several
models in a joint pose, different angles and details) and of a proposal
in clay for a fountain.