Olle Holmberg — 7 Years of Bad Luck

A poly-subjective tapestry in variations / Bobby Fisher beats Boris Spassky
'Haven't you heard about inflation?' It’s much more gratifying not to presume to know all that is possible I am reminded of a garage sale I held when I was 4 or 5 On the walk I am looking for an open chemist, because I want to get a prescription filled With such subtle purposeful precision that they appear to have been given a new function It is made from recycled pallets, so they are just like IKEA’s flat packs His obsession with algorithms seems connected with the fierce push/pull tension Waterlogged Rolodex Olle may just be an artist Where my step-sister and I tried earnestly to sell trash and broken bits of junk in a back alley behind her house He's wearing a white shirt but is otherwise dressed in black He is familiar with Microsoft Word Where it ensures our mental processes are engaged most effectively I bow to his adaptability And in Olle’s work, by the ways in which the bottom line usually relates to folding capitalist consumer culture back in on itself And if you could taste his signature dish, kangaroo goulash (roolash), then you would certainly grant him citizenship It is the grease to the socio-technical mechanisms of our daily working life

'Strewth! That's a lot!' I say And poking a stick in the spokes of a supposedly liberal Australian democracy I had to pause in writing this out because I was trying to eat a piece of chocolate at the same time Licks the hand that feeds These objects are useful only for expanding and fragmenting our experience

' I ask him what he means and he says 'Anyone can do it As sampling lends a hand to both Pissypaw and Olle’s prolific collage habits Since his early beginnings of upstanding civilian-ship with a curious eye for the photographic I sense that he's right, but I can't get my head around it Numbers, equations and codes repetitively pop up in Olle’s ideas
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