Olle Holmberg — 7 Years of Bad Luck

A poly-subjective tapestry in variations / The last passenger pigeon dies
'Strewth! That's a lot!' I say He doesn’t eat much, doesn’t need much water and rides his bike with a helmet And in Olle’s work, by the ways in which the bottom line usually relates to folding capitalist consumer culture back in on itself In ‘The Brain That Changes Itself’ the author describes how the best way to train a brain He likes bushwalking, going to the movies, rocks, poly-subjectivity and the Internet Hundreds and thousands And it seems for a moment as though they might be an apparatus of obscure purpose She looks me up and down and says He would make a self-sustaining Australian Citizen With such subtle purposeful precision that they appear to have been given a new function Twenty seven kilos dragged across the room Strange and surprising with lots of things in Ergonomics has three strains: physical, cognitive and organisational 'Oh you drug addicts live in a little world of your own' Focus, the sensation of burrowing through a mountain of hot sand But it goes beyond physical space to cognitive space Of having to keep And the sensation became so overwhelming that I was completely unable to focus my eyes on the words

Far better in 5 years than I ever managed to do in my 19 years of being an Aussie adoptee Eventually (ostensibly) you can rewire it to be a pleasure loving brain Beyond the individual All buoyancy and no lead Although he may not seem like a Good Capitalist (he dreams of getting rid of all his stuff) Frequently manifests itself — as with this Burroughs-inspired bricolage — in a cacophony of voices And its web of references is infinite And a tragic photo-documentary on ‘how to sit down’ moves through a series of morphological transformations Both acoustic and visual, this collage-based decentralisation of the author and reader Smoke-box, condensing the air with tiny escape currents
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