Avgang 2023: Markus Moestue / The Possessed
Markus Moestue presents a short fiction video work, The Possessed. A movie about the time traveller who tried to understand the origins of the strange phenomenon called money.
"I was getting closer to the root of this system, this evil. There was a long string of currencies going bust, and a lot of suffering during and after each collapse. But the people of this age still seemed relentless in their belief, that this time it would not happen. It would be different. If they only knew!"
When you read about another world you have the possibility to like or dislike it because you are outside of it, you can put away the book and discard the ideas and the universe that exist in the text. But the reality you yourself are a part of you have a limited ability to observe. You can also like it or dislike it, but you cannot be sure how you are influenced or manipulated by it by being inside of it from the day you were born. (Darko Suvin The Metamorphoses of Science Fiction 1979)
Markus Moestue presents a short fiction video work, “The Possessed”. A movie about the time traveller who tried to understand the origins of the strange phenomenon called money.
His previous work include The Critical Tourist Map of Oslo, a regular tourist map, but where everything is negative. The board game Equity, a simulation of a price bubble where players buy stocks and artwork in a market that is collapsing. Who Deserves a Yacht, a yacht made purely for what the signal effect of owning a luxury boat might bring to the artist. Domestication, an dinoasaur bicycle created so the artist might bike through the Norwegian bible belt, on a dinosaur.
Opening Friday 10.02.23, 18:00 at Skylight, Fossveien 24.
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