What is an object? When can an object escape definition? Are artists the object? What and to whom does an object speak? How can we appeal to its potentiality? Swedish artists Carl Palm and Sebastian Rozenberg present a performative reading of the potentiality of meanings and interpretations of an object, from highly theoretical speculation to personal anecdotes, by way of fiction and jokes.

The Mixed Media project began in 2013 at the invitation of the Retreat Festival in Stockholm, and was presented again at Rupert in Vilnius, Lithuania, in October 2013. The project is based on an ongoing conversation between the artists that is reflected in a new sculptural object that is created before each public reading, adapting to the specific context where it takes place. The presence of the sculptures and their relationship to each other and to the new context are added to the script of each performance. The processes and stories thus accumulate, and the reading changes and grows with each new reading.

Mixedmedia

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SATURDAY 21 JUNE, AT 7 pm

Carl Palm (1980, Tåstarp, Sweden) is an artist based in Stockholm. He is interested in exploring all the steps of the process of art production and presentation, predominantly through sculptural interventions. His intricate works often point somewhere else, generating content without possessing it, acknowledging the context and the presence of other pieces in a show. Palm studied at the Royal Institute of Art in Stockholm. His recent exhibitions include Bar Grraowl, Venice-Basel-Berlin (2013); The Return of the Object, Invaliden 1 Gallery, Berlin (2012); We Like A Hardboiled Egg In The Morning But Don't Like To Be 6-8 Minutes Late, Komplot, Brussels (2012); Disclosure – exhibition as discourse as disco, organised by IASPIS during the 12th Istanbul Biennale, Turkey (2011).

Sebastian Rozenberg (1985, Lund, Sweden) is an artist who lives and works in Stockholm. His work often takes the form of research and writing for presentations, seminars, academic situations and videos as sites of artistic production. Rozenberg is also a contributor to the bilingual (Swedish/English) fiction and art magazine CLP (Const Literary Preview). His recent exhibitions and presentations include Mixedmedia, Rupert, Vilnius (2013); Bar Grraowl, Venice-Basel-Berlin (2013); Dopet, Ställbergs Gruva, Sweden (2013); The Millenial Biennial, Rod Barton Gallery, London (2012); SPACE:TIME, Revenue, Stockholm (2012).

Rosa Lleó is an independent art critic and curator. In 2013 she participated in the Curatorlab research programme at Konstfack University, Stockholm. Her texts have been published in the Cultura/s supplement of La Vanguardia, Afterall Online and Art-Agenda and other publications. Since April 2014, she is director of the independent art space The Green Parrot in Barcelona.

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