from i was 9 to when i was 13 I got beaten up every day. By 3 boys from my class. It developed into a weird kinda-like stockholm syndrome, that I became the one who had to run, until they caught me, kicked, beat, sat on my arms and humiliated me, whatever they wanted. You can probably imagine, years. Protected by society in Ebeltoft. – This exhibition starts from my desire for a Protector, an omnipotent and fair weapon, for mine and everyone’s safety, against them. I know cultivating that type of overlord is misunderstood and wrong. We can’t have that good of a time with Quantum AI carrying miniguns, rocket launchers and railguns in daily life. But I wish. Unfortunately it’s a reflected wish. Therefore here: Self-defense systems for domestic spaces. (…)
(excerpt from text by Ivan Pérard. To read more visit: laguneouest.com)
Ivan Pérard (1984, DK) studied from 2011-2021 at Akademie der Bildende Künste Wien. He has recently been showing works at MAK Vienna Biennale (Vienna), Ungefaehr5 (Cologne), Loggia (Münich) and Den Frie Udstillingsbygning (Copenhagen).
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