In 2019, I was granted with the Edward Steichen Award. After the ceremony, I was asked to present my work in a power point presentation to the audience.
As my work mainly consists of working with, through and for other people, questioning hyper-individuality and egomania in the art world and beyond, it didn’t make sense for me to make a solo show out of this event.
They prepared a presentation for me with a series of new works I potentially could have made, but which didn’t really exist. The works were loosely based on my real work, but were mainly artistic appropriations and distorted visions.
I discovered the works at the same time as the public and had to improvise to try and make up plausible concepts and explain a work that looked like mine, but was not.