Behind you is a constructed situation where the participant sits on a chair with his/her back towards the space. The intensity of the situation is created from the unseen presence of an unknown person. The lack of conclusive information regarding the unknown person creates a psychological game between curiosity, deduction and projection. The participant may stay for as short or as long as he/she likes.
Axel Berger works with constructed situations, performances and installation. They are often hopeful and sometimes playful, interventions in the everyday. The relationship between the visitor and the artwork is in focus. The visitor is often made aware of him/herself or is given agency towards what is going on. That allows for a stretching of the masks of the everyday and the limits and structures of spectatorial situations.
After theoretical studies at the Umeå Academy of Fine Art Axel Berger graduated in 2017 from Malmö Art Academy. He has since presented work in Sweden and in the UK. In 2018 he worked in London and Edinburg and presented live performances at the Bloomsbury Theater, the Chalton Gallery, Limbo Limbo as well as at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Since 2019 he is working in Malmö.
Idea: Axel Berger
Performance: Axel Berger and Celine Orman