October 23, 2012

"Index" for Under Under
at Konsthall C in Stockholm, Sweden
by David Buuck and Juliana Spahr
images by Mikael Lundberg

wall text:
One thousand, nine hundred and ten. Twelve thousand, seven hundred and ninety three. Five. Five hundred. Three hundred and forty thousand. One hundred thousand. Six eight thousand. Four point seven percent. One point two percent. Three point eight percent. Three thousand one hundred and forty. Thirty one thousand. Fifty nine thousand. Six billion, eight hundred and eleven million. Seven hundred and eleven billion, four hundred and twenty one million. Eight hundred and seventy eight million.


Participants wrote the numbers by jumping up as high as they could. And they wrote them as large as they could. Attention was paid to the jump, not the writing. They did not erase or edit. It was okay if the numbers overlapped. And they didn’t have to go from left to right. They wrote the numbers in whatever medium they desired. Sharpee was fine. Charcoal was fine. Ideally the writing instrument produced black marks. As many people as desired were used. And these people did this either before or at the opening. The point here was not legibility but difficulty. Yet the piece was not just the jumping, it was also the results. What was created was a collection of number-referencing abstract marks.

"Index" for Under Under by David Buuck and Juliana Spahr

"Index" for Under Under by David Buuck and Juliana Spahr

Underneath the text the following videos looped:

Call Me Maybe Cover - Kunar, Afghanistan - US Army Soldiers

SABATON - In the army now (Afghanistan War)

Images of US Soldiers With Afghan Corpses (Graphic NSFW)

Tribute To The Swedish Soldiers In Afghanistan

U.S. Army Sniper Engages Enemy Forces In Afghanistan

Spectacular Footage of Taliban Attacking US Military Base, Afghanistan.

Swedish soldiers VS Talibans in Afghanistan

US military, CIA out of control in Afghanistan

Swedish forces fighting the Talibans in Afghanistan 2011

US Troops Burning Afghan Taliban Corpses

Swedish Army Elite - The One And Only

Gimme Shelter in Iraq and Afghanistan 

"Index" for Under Under 
by David Buuck and Juliana Spahr

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