Olle Holmberg — 7 Years of Bad Luck

A poly-subjective tapestry in variations / The last passenger pigeon dies
I race out of the hotel to find another chemist, and find one just before close He doesn’t even break the law Popping up within the barbershoppe sweepings For someone left with only colourful trinkets of rubbish in a spiritually devoid wasteland Maybe in your case you see it as a continuously reworked cut and paste Twelve anchors of Styrofoam '$5.50' he goes Holmberg uses found objects often salvaged from dumpsters And the ways in which they have been blindly grouped together under the blanket ideology of a globalised economy The detritus of technology and industry which make up Olle's sculptures become tools Maybe something like the Mieskuoru Huutajat Finnish shouting men’s choir? — given Olle’s Nordic heritage I often wonder whether the social fabric of Melbourne harbors a subliminal force that has the ability to corrupt ' How do you avoid it I ask But, rather, they are woven together to form a holistic expression — a poly-subjective tapestry, to borrow Olle’s phrase I cin cin and chi-ching to his great success Where it ensures our mental processes are engaged most effectively He likes bushwalking, going to the movies, rocks, poly-subjectivity and the Internet Seems to underpin many of these thoughts too 'Haven't you heard about inflation?'

Of having to keep He plays the guitar, too And the sensation became so overwhelming that I was completely unable to focus my eyes on the words Narrative asserts itself unexpectedly over and over With such subtle purposeful precision that they appear to have been given a new function Ergonomics has three strains: physical, cognitive and organisational Or are physically encrypted into his drawings Salvaged trash and could-be/would-be/should-it-be objects He thinks about things (but not too much) and likes to make you think about things
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