“An anti-progress report” is a public “studio talk” made in relation to Konstfack’s exam shows May, 2012.
A studio talk is a format often used in art schools for meeting and discussing a students artwork and is most commonly done on individual bases, between a professor and a learner. In this public studio talk I will not speak about my art, instead I will use the opportunity to reflect on the exit my class and I are about to make.
Although this “ceremony” will be in the spirt of finalisation, of ending, of the last talk, the deadline, the mortal end, the cul-de-sac, the exit and the swallowing of the anti-progressive pill, it will open up the most private part of my doings. With other words, my diary will lay half open for you all during this talk/discussion. I will practice, if it is possible, to unleash the “magic” in my body or at least to see if we can together do this. Although it is called to be an exit, it is also concerned with what it means to emerge, to emerge as an artist, to become an emerging artist. Who submerge? What disappears? With other words: where is the emergency exit!?