✗ No Oduur
January 19 – March 4 2012, at Space, London
✗ Stop Being So Attractive I Can't Get Anything Done
March 16 – 24 2012, Autocenter, Berlin
✗ No Oduur (Your Smoke Draws Me In)
September 8 – October 27 2012, Oslo10, Basel

The exhibitions were accompanied by the publication Second Hand Smoke

 


"When a man is travelling on the trails, and has strong tobacco with him, he thinks so much he is a man, he feels high up… Whenever he meets a man, he has to smoke before he travels. He thinks: “I am going to treat him before we travel.” He thinks: “I am a man” when he does that. When two men first meet on the trail, then one of the men always says “Let’s sit down.” Then they always sit down, they rest. Then one of them takes out his pipe. “Friend, let’s smoke.” Then he lights his pipe. Then he smokes, he himself smokes first. All do that way, smoke first before they pass it. Then he passes it to that one he has met. Then he smokes in turn, he is being treated. He smokes in turn the same pipe. Then they finish smoking. Then the other one in turn takes out his pipe. He treats him back, the one who has treated him. He says to him in turn: “You would better smoke my tobacco.” He says: “Friend, I am going to treat you back.” Then he smokes it himself first. He does the same way, smokes first. Then he says: Well, friend, your tobacco is strong.” Then the other says: “Well, friend, no.” He denies it. He kind of smiles as he says “Well, friend, no.” Then they are through smoking. He gives back the other fellow’s pipe. He can hardly put it back in the sack, his hand trembles. His tobacco is so strong. He is tasting it yet in his mouth. It takes them a long while to smoke. It takes them a long time to finish. Then they say: “All right, let’s travel, and I am going to travel, too. Then, friend, goodbye.”

From: J. Harrington, 1932. Tobacco Smoking among the Karuk Indians of California. Smithsonian Institution, Bureau of America Ethnology Bulletin 94. Washington D.C.: GPO.

 


 



 

 

 

 

 

 

✗ No Oduur (Your Smoke Draws Me In)
September 8 – October 27 2012, Oslo10, Basel




"Cigarette Ends Here (Do-Gooders)", 2012.
Digital print on silk. 220x130cm.
(The ‘Do-Gooder’ as the character that fanatically works towards fulfilling of the common Good. Busying him/herself pointing out short-term ‘egotism’/ long term consequences.)

"Cigarette Ends Here (Your Smoke Draws Me In)",
2012. Digital print on silk. 220x130cm.
(The texts in the mirror read: 'YOUR SMOKE DRAWS ME IN', 'THE 'IT'S MY BODY AND I'LL DO WITH IT AS I PLEASE—OF THE 1970'S', 'THE 'DO WITH YOUR OWN BODY WHATEVER YOU PLEASE BUT DON'T EXPOSE MINE TO RISKS'—OF THE 1980'S', 'IT IS THE ACTIVE SMOKER THAT CREATES THE PASSIVE SMOKER: SMOKE, A SPATIAL ISSUE', 'PERSONAL CHOICE? POWER? CONTROL? RESISTANCE. DEFIANCE.', 'MAKING VISIBLE THE INVISIBLE; CREATING THE PASSIVE SMOKER'.)

 

✗ No Oduur
January 19 – March 4 2012, at Space, London

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"Cigarette Hedgehog," 2012.
Materials: polyurethane foam, acrylic paint, varnish, cellophane. 27x30x40cm.

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Left: "Air Vent / Butt Stop (Poor Health)," 2012.
Materials: aluminium, spray paint, cigarettes, sand, chewing gum, and various found objects. 30x60cm.
Right: "Air Vent / Butt Stop (Smoking Suit)," 2012.
Materials: steel, cigarettes, glue, chewing gum, spit. 60x120x16cm

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"Air Vent / Butt Stop (Lucifer Match)," 2012.
Materials: burnt steel, cigarettes, glue, chewing gum, spit. 60x120x16cm.

Left: "Cigarette Ends Here (Smoking Men)," 2012.
Digital print on silk. 220x130cm and 130x80cm.
Right: "Cigarette Ends Here (Smoking Pregnant Woman, Baby, and Friend)," 2012.
Digital print on silk. 220x130cm and 130x80cm.

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Left: "Air Vent / Butt Stop (Public Smoker)," 2012.
Materials: aluminium, spray paint, cigarettes, and various found objects. 30x60cmx16cm.
Right: "Cigarette Ends Here (The Global Cigarette)," 2011.
Digital print on silk. 220x130cm and 130x80cm.


✗ Stop Being So Attractive I Can't Get Anything Done
March 16 – 24 2012, Autocenter, Berlin




“Air Vent / Butt Stop (TFL)”, 2012.
Materials: steel, glue, cigarettes, chewing gum, ash. 30x240cm


“Air Vent / Butt Stop (Riverside)”, 2012.
Materials: steel, glue, spit, cigarettes, ash. 60x240cmx16cm.



Also shown in the exhibition "Stop Being So Attractive I Can't Get Anything Done" are the works:
"Air Vent / Butt Stop (Lucifer Match)," 2012. Materials: steel, cigarettes, spit, chewing gum. 30x60cm.
"Air Vent / Butt Stop (Poor Health)," 2012. Materials: aluminium, spray paint, cigarettes, sand, chewing gum, and various found objects. 30x60cm.
"Air Vent / Butt Stop (Smoking Suit)," 2012. Materials: steel, cigarettes, glue, chewing gum, spit. 60x120x16cm.
"Cigarette Hedgehog," 2012. Materials: polyurethane foam, acrylic paint, varnish, cellophane. 27x30x40cm, 2012.
"Cigarette Ends Here (Impotence)," 2012. Materials: digital print on silk. 130x80cm.