In Seek and Destroy, a leather armchair is shot with a bow and arrow, hung from the ceiling, and then slaughtered like a wild animal. Only the hunter’s hands and feet can be seen while he executes his actions with disturbing and cold determination.
This is one of several works where Jan Hakon Erichsen forces to viewer into feeling remorse for an inanimate object. Through slaughtering a chair, he seeks to question the way we look at the objects that surround us and the way we live in the modern world.
About the Artist
Jan Hakon Erichsen is a Norwegian artist who works with video, installation and photography. He has exhibited widely in galleries across the globe as well as partaken in numerous international video festivals. In 2008 he was selected as one of thirty Norwegian artists to exhibit at Astrup Fearnley Museum of Modern Art in Oslo in an exhibition showcasing Norway’s best young artists. He has since received several grants and prizes for his work.
FLAT OUT is a bi-weekly rotating video series curated by Nicole Bebout. For the series, new works by emerging and experimental artists from across the globe are displayed on a LCD screen mounted at the entrance of AC Institute.