Overdose With Style by Mom & Jerry
fredag 27. april 2012 kl. 00:00 på Tidens Krav og seksten andre tidspunkter
Vernissage Friday the 13th at 21.00.
Open Saturday the 14th until Sunday the 29th / 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Disclaimer: In this press release, the words suck and fuck does not lend themselves to the context of sex, and must therefore not be interpreted as an encouragement to indulge in sexual intercourse with Mom and/or her son Jerry—as that is exactly what Mom would want.
Like Tidens Krav promised in their callback to Mom & Jerry (http://www.tidenskrav.org/Shows/Tele_Application/Mor_og_Jerry/), excruciating pain will be inflicted upon them throughout their exhibition period. What started out as a verbal threat towards Mom because of her condescending tone towards her son Jerry, evolved into an overwhelming feeling of disgust for both Mom and Jerry. These blood bound beings have now been inhabiting Tidens Krav for about one week—simultaneously roaming Skippergata, revealing the source and true nature of the illness fueling them. Their shared psychosis, Folie á deux in psychiatric terms, nursed by Mom’s narcissistic aggressive behavior, is first and foremost tragic—then annoying, due to the compulsive lying and self-deception that comes with the illness. Who we are actually dealing with here, are—according to Mom & Jerry—living legends in the still-going-strong trance scene out of the nineties, but also rebels, outlaws, artists, nomadic sculptures, broadway dancers, designers, musicians, entrepreneurs, lawyers, singers, and broadcasting clowns—all crammed into two people. Though bloated egos only goes so far with Tidens Krav, we would like to help them see off their self-indulgent rambling. First, Mom & Jerry will have to acknowledge the magnitude of the pain they inflict on any social and/or artistic event they attend. To do so, they will have to experience the exact type of pain others are feeling in the presence of them, which means Mom & Jerry will have to experience Mom & Jerry at a profound level—they need an overdose of them selves. An overdose with style, to put it in their words—an overdose of sucking, to put it in ours. Because they do suck. That’s right, Tidens Krav said it, it had to be said, somebody had to say it. This foul smelling, feces eating, nineties loving, ketamine snorting, hepatitis A-through-E infecting, piece-of-rat-crap duo—suck. Fuck you Mom, and fuck you Jerry.
Fuck both of them, they suck.
This show is a part of Tidens Krav’s Tele-Application Program
Tidens Krav is terribly proud to present its tele-application program. In the fall of 2011, Tidens Krav announced an open call for calls. Artists and curators were invited to submit a project proposal orally, through calling Tidens Krav’s automated tele-application service. The rules were simple: the caller could only use the spoken word to convey their project proposal. Any reference to visual material or documentation of their work or practice, was disregarded. This left Tidens Krav fumbling in the dark, with a sometimes clear, other times muffled, singing, drunken or stuttering voice as its only guidance. By the deadline, the 3rd of december, Tidens Krav had received 82 calls from 16 different countries. It was a long and sometimes painstaking process to boil these down to 7 shows, as so many of the proposed projects were very appealing. That being said, we are very happy about the outcome. Proposals by the following artists and curators were accepted:
Birta Gudjonsdottir (IS)
Chris Succo (UK)
Jasper Griepink (NL)
James Hoff & Børre Sæthre (US/NO)
Mom & Jerry (DK/DK)
Rachid Laachir (BE)
Vemund Thoe (NO)
Tidens Krav has released the audio recordings of the accepted proposals on its web site: