I, the World, Things, Life
52nd Venice Biennale, The Nordic Pavillion 2007
Curated by René Block
Size: 1517 × 396 cm
Materials: Interactive dart board installation
Photo: Per-Anders Allsten/Moderna Museet
I, the world, things, life removes the hand of the artist, and instead functions more as a series of instructions. The wall of the gallery is measured and dartboards are purchased to fill the space; the optical illusion begins. Accompanying darts are placed in boxes on the floor and thus the audience is invited to engage with the work. Scoring a bullseye should be easy with so many chances, but the more you try to focus, the more the targets move. The darts are thrown until the boxes are empty, then they are retrieved and placed once again from whence they came, and the canvas is blank once again; the process continues.