Olaph the Oxman
Copperfield Gallery, London, England
Sep 24 - Nov 2
A new collaboration with Tiago de Abreu Pinto is on view at Copperfield Gallery:
"The posthumous considerations of Olaph the Oxman (1885-1935), shine a light on the reasons why he was mysteriously murdered. While some may be indifferent — owing to apparent lack of empathy due to personality disorder — for others it was an inspiration.
People became embroiled in all sorts of theories, lending a fantastical aura to the story and luring more people to try their own hand at solving this great mystery.
During the next half dozen or so years after Olaph’s death, some of these theories became part of the social sphere. One theory in particular, depicted in the exhibition —though virtually nothing is known about its author — seems to reveal in itself the methods by which murder mysteries are narrated and constructed.
Some artists were driven by this mysterious story try to raise some of the corpus delicti of one of the most remarkable crime stories of the first half of the twentieth century."
Using the curatorial statement by Tiago de Abreu Pinto, which is written as a murder mystery, I created a web dossier that revises and rearranges itself as you dig up passages in search of clues, getting lost in a maze of your making.
The work is called Alibi.
The show features Ignasi Aballí, Ewa Axelrad, Jane Bustin, Felipe Cohen, Sean Edwards, Jacqueline de Jong, Marlena Kudlicka, Ryan Kuo, Nicolas Lamas, Alexandre Lavet, Adrien Lucca, Morten Norbye Halvorsen, Steve Press, Teppei Soutome, Camila Rocha, and Oriol Vilanova.