Interiors - Pressrelease Andréhn-Schiptjenko 2003
Torsson at Andréhn-Schiptjenko
20 Feb – 22 March 2003
are proud to present a new series of works by Palle Torsson in
his second solo show at the gallery.
The project Evil Interiors is a reconstruction of environments
of concentrated fear and violence from well known movies like
the home in A Clockwork Orange, the motel room in Psycho, the
storage in Reservoir Dogs and the hotel room in Scarface.
with stills from the movie the artist has estimated the architecture
and created textures in the computer in order to reconstruct the
interior. The reconstruction is created in the first person shooter
game Unreal Tournament 2003. The project has resulted in large
in his earlier works such as Minus Porn, Sam and Pippi Examples,
Palle Torsson´s interest lies in the scene – constituted
here by the viewer and the interior. Examples of scenes are movies,
computer games or even a Sunday dinner with your family. A scene
is a limited piece of the world, one you have to enter with faith
and acceptance, otherwise the theatrical disappears and the scene
loses its meaning. Then we will only see boring graphics instead
of a game or we will see the violence without the context. The
scene demands the viewer’s submission and in
Evil Interiors the viewer´s position is changed through
the reduced scene.
Torsson, born 1970, lives and works in Stockholm. His works have
recently been seen in shows such as Tokyo Games at Palais de Tokyo,
Paris and Connivence at the Biennale de Lyon. The game piece Museum
Meltdown, a collaboration with Tobias Bernstrup, will be shown
at Kunsthalle Wien in May this year.
exhibition opens Thursday Feb 20, between 5 and 8 pm. The gallery
is open Tuesday-Friday 11-5 pm and Saturday 12-5 pm. For further
information or visuals, please contact the gallery.