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Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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Heidi Edström [ingentinget] - The Penal Labour

  • Matthews Yard: Gallery 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)

A foundation does not have to be expensive to be good, but it is worth investing in. A good foundation is essential to smooth out and conceal irregularities. And then you have something, something to continue to build on, on and on. Cover it up and create new outlines. Stare yourself blind upon the most inconsiderable details, and watch them grow beyond recognition. I’m building a wall between us. To shut me in, to shut you out, in a desperate attempt just to be like everyone else. Soon my nose will be covered by pebbles and maybe it's just as good, because it still smells piss in the town by 1 o’clock in the morning.

About Heidi Edström [ingentinget]

Heidi Edström [ingentinget] is a Swedish artist, whose work has been revolving with and around the concept lumps, which in Swedish goes by the word Knöl.

The Knöl is something that stands out, something different that interrupts anything otherwise flat and homogeneous. It is describing a lumpy shape, something awkwardly cumbersome and is a synonym for bad behaviour or potatoes. But first and foremost, the Knöl is something that we don’t want, that we’re trying to erase from our lives in a constant craving for perfection.

In the early 2017 Heidi also formed the performance art collective Knölkollektivet together with the Swedish dancer Ester Olofsson.

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