Artist Statement from Installation: “ᗅᗺᗷᗅ REVOLUTION re-imagines the famous Swedish pop group ᗅᗺᗷᗅ as political heroes. The artwork examines ways that marketing co-opts and commodifies narratives of revolution and materializes these decontextualized histories through fashion and popular culture. ᗅᗺᗷᗅ REVOLUTION thus also questions the possibility of authentic history.”
"ᗅᗺᗷᗅ REVOLUTION". Four silkscreened medium t-shirts (Benny, Bjorn, Anni-Frid, Agnetha) and artist statement. 2016.
The “ᗅᗺᗷᗅ REVOLUTION” installation was part of an exhibition called ABBRVTN, the theme of which explored “what is lost through abbreviation”. I pretended that I misunderstood that the show title was short for “ABBA REVOLUTION”.
Made for the exhibition "ABBRTN", curated by Courtney Cross and Alyssa Bralower, at Figure One Gallery, Urbana-Champaign, IL, USA.