|On the wall in the gallery's inner
room three object were placed: a painting of the heavy metal band Iron
Maiden's mascot Eddie as an axe-weilding giant in a schoolyard, a poster
for said band's album "Killers" (1981) which was the basis for
the painting and a large cut-out drawing of a head with two legs.
The guitar and amplifier were moved into the inner room and, facing the
objects, I performed an improvised noise-piece, "battling" Eddie.
On the monitor in the outer room behind me was a video of myself in my
apartment performing another improvised guitar-piece, the carpet in the
gallery space continuing into the space depicted in the video. I was wearing
the same clothes in the gallery as I was in the video.
After the performance of the guitar-piece the Eddie painting, poster and
drawing were replaced by a large black monochrome self-portrait, done with
thick black oil paint and broad, angular brushwork. The music in the gallery
space was now an improvised piece I had recorded at home with guitar, pump-organ,
plastic saxophone and keyharp. (The music can be heard here)