Günter und Mutti

a critical review of the readymade

video 3.17min 2011

A Groucho Marx like character analyzes 2 found objects - wooden trivets with the inscription Mutti and Günter on them.

He makes up a story about Günter and Mutti .

He also debates whether  these  trivets would work as art works exhibited in a gallery.

I have done several "performances" being the Critic - I have criticized Art Photography, press images of well known

corporate and political persons, Icelandic power structures and the ready made in fine art.

By wearing this mask I feel more powerful and free to talk about topics that I don't  necessarily know that much about.


I somehow feel more important.


Günter und Mutti has been shown at the exhibiton Une Chambre á soi at Gallery Christophe Gaillard in Paris 2011

and "In der Not frisst der Teufel Fliegen" at Kunsthalle M3 Berlin 2011.