the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale 26/8 - 21/11 2010.

3 Sept 2010

Bad language

This was probably our worst lecture ever. Not in terms of content or esprit, because we had that. We though that since our sitting ring has been so popular - full from dawn to dusk - we should make a lecture on the different sitting objects we have been involved in. We started with a well filled couch of 15 people, and ended up some 30 minutes later with only one very brave listener, even clapping her hands afterwards. We asked if she liked it. She said she did, and then left. The conclusion: People does not like forced intellectual stimuli on themselves, or having the preassure to perform as an audience. When we have been working at our desks, specially with the styro cutter, it has been the reversed, with the whole operation threatening to turn into an uncontrollable playground. It's just to learn.

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