Finn Femtio Fel (Find Fifty Faults) - Michael Johansson
Finn Femtio Fel, 2003
(Find Fifty Faults)
Studio, studio equipment.
Dimensions: 6 x 5 x 4 m.
Installation view: Åpen dag, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Trondheim (N)

Finn Femtio Fel,
(Find Fifty Faults)

At an exhibition in my studio I chose to transform the studio itself into an exhibition object. I placed identical pieces of furniture and objects on each side of the room, so that they would constitute symmetrical mirror images of one another. Since the studio still had its character of being an “ordinary” studio, and the number of objects was so great that the repetition did not become obvious, the double was not as clear to the viewers as I had first assumed. It was the small details that made them compare the placement of the larger objects as well.

The installation was titled Finn Femtio Fel (Find Fifty Faults), and after the exhibition I chose to present the documentation as photographs. Here the mirror image became obvious. At first it was easy to think that one of the sides in the picture was a digitally reversed montage, and again it is the small details that reveal that it was an installation.


Exhibited at:
KMRIICSH, Vladimir Nazor Gallery, Zagreb (C) 2004
Show Off, Galleri Mejan, Stockholm (S) 2003
Åpen dag, Kunstakademiet i Trondheim, Trondheim (N) 2003