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The Disappointed and the Offended
University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Institutionen för Konst (K).ORCID iD: 0000-0002-3824-9130
2002 (English)In: Cabinet, ISSN 1531-1430, Vol. 7, no Failure, SummerArticle in journal (Other academic) Published
Abstract [en]

My ongoing work, The Disappointed and Offended, is based on reading Sweden’s evening newspapers on a daily basis and finding low-level stories of failure where someone has been offended, hurt, snubbed, disappointed, or otherwise given cause to complain. I reproduce the newspaper’s photograph of the person using the simple technique, often used by children, of dripping molten wax on the image. When dry, the wax is carefully removed with an imprint of the face on it. The wax medallions are hung on long walls from pieces of thread embedded in the wax. A list of printed one-sentence texts nearby tells the stories behind the disappointed and offended faces, thus making the work vascillate between empathy and malicious pleasure. Begun in 1994, the series now has more than 650 portraits.

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Brooklyn, N.Y.: Immaterial Inc. , 2002. Vol. 7, no Failure, Summer
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URN: urn:nbn:se:konstfack:diva-131OAI: oai:DiVA.org:konstfack-131DiVA: diva2:405507
Available from: 2011-03-22 Created: 2011-03-22 Last updated: 2016-04-12Bibliographically approved

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