Artist: Erika Landström
Exhibition title: CONTROL I’M HER
Venue: Federico Vavassori, Milan, Italy
Date: September 9, 2015 – October 8, 2016
Photography: images copyright and courtesy of the artist and Federico Vavassori, Milan
A quite large industrial extractor fan was used during the installation of this exhibition. Although not very economical in terms of running costs, the fan kept receipts, bills and take-away food containers from piling up. It also prevented dust from gathering on some sculptures and paintings. With an intake approximately the size of a doorway, the extractor was in operation over the majority of the installation period, turning the gallery into a giant hoover vacuuming itself from within. The gallery intern referred to the process of cleaning the enormous foam core filter as Déjà vu.