Thursday, March 13, 2008

Artist Morten Viskum

In Immortal Viskum has immortalised himself. A life-like latex Viskum dummy stands in the gallery. He looks serious and thoughtful. His gaze is firmly fixed on one wall on which the word IMMORTAL is written in blood. Viskum used the severed hand of a human corpse as his writing instrument. Now the hand lies heavy on the keys of an electric organ, calling forth a dissonant chord that resounds without end, accompanied by an imperturbable rhumba beat from the organ’s rhythm box. Read on.

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