Olle Holmberg — 7 Years of Bad Luck

A poly-subjective tapestry in variations / Muhamed Atta born
To ensure our society is best arranged to be productive Twenty seven kilos dragged across the room He once walked from Lilydale to Brunswick East Twelve anchors of Styrofoam Instead they teeter with a sensational uselessness Licks the hand that feeds I'm here to work Although he may not seem like a Good Capitalist (he dreams of getting rid of all his stuff) Maybe in your case you see it as a continuously reworked cut and paste For someone left with only colourful trinkets of rubbish in a spiritually devoid wasteland I often wonder whether the social fabric of Melbourne harbors a subliminal force that has the ability to corrupt Where my step-sister and I tried earnestly to sell trash and broken bits of junk in a back alley behind her house Beyond the individual 'Oh you drug addicts live in a little world of your own' I bow to his adaptability Ergonomics makes sure you work more That we both have the autonomy to end our own lives Demented and slightly autistic

They remind me of ergonomics With his nordic ancestry long forgotten and a pair of track pants on his legs Lilies rot in cheap, flat beer Opposite his studio and sources images from, among other places, outdated encyclopaedias and his personal collection of photographs Splintering the tools that builds the house

Out of obsessive compulsive thinking is to force yourself to think a pleasurable thought instead of the recurrent obsessive one Olle can make furniture and Australia likes Swedish furniture To reign in all productivity and put it in the service of efficiency He re-assembles these previously estranged materials It’s much more gratifying not to presume to know all that is possible Lets produce less efficiently Both acoustic and visual, this collage-based decentralisation of the author and reader Lets imagine instead activity motivated by the metaphor of Indra's net As sampling lends a hand to both Pissypaw and Olle’s prolific collage habits ‘Art patrons’ are duped into performing acts of altruism It is made from recycled pallets, so they are just like IKEA’s flat packs
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