Egill Sæbjörnsson, The Trolls in Helsinki
Ūgh and Bõögâr are Icelandic trolls. They are 36 metres tall and like to eat people, hide behind buildings and – since they can metamorphose – change into different creatures, beings and objects.
Sæbjörnsson uses Ūgh and Bõögâr to scrutinise our relationship with reality. Their activities at the Venice Biennial included a massive social media campaign of which we cannot know whether it was about something real or if it was plain nonsense. Does the perfume that was sold on the net even exist? What do we really know about the world offered to us by the media, and social media? How many of us have met Putin? Now, they return to the art world to mix things up via Helsinki and Berlin.
- Language: English
- Published: 2019
- Publisher: Argobooks
- Size: 20 cm x 28 cm
- Weight: 656 g