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Rasmus Hungnes - Real fake, 2013
from pOTSYd


Real fake is an installation centered around a two channel psuedo-documentary showing giant Galápagos tortoises engaged in copulation (in human terms the interaction would be labeled sexual assault). The introduction sequence makes use of clichés borrowed from 70's erotic movies complete with funky music and cheesy titles , while the rest of the movie toys around with the mainstream nature documentary, reversing the inherent logic of a David Attenbourrough film. Two prolonged attempts at propagation in the Darwin park at Puerto Ayora are filmed with a static camera and shown unabridged. The Texan voice actor John J. Dick, known as the voice of the video game character Serious Sam, is shouting - in the voice of an sergeant preparing his troops for battle - pieces of information about the species at intervals of 1-2 minutes, a sequence of trivia painting a thematic gradient from biological attributes, through etymology to myth dating to antiquity and postmodernity alike. Æsop's fables and Greek mythology, alchemy as well as an artistic study based on European censorship of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles all finds its place in this narrative.
       The installation is an obviously fake approximation of a natural environment consisting of objets trouvés, synthetic plants, a Nintendo Entertainment System and the holographic collage text piece Insubordinate Ars, all in an underground bomb shelter.


Real fake, 2013. Psuedo-documentary filmed at Puerto Ayora, Galápagos, Ecuador.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013. In the backgound: Eric Wangel, Final Future, 2013. Video installation.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013. In the backgound: Eric Wangel, Final Future, 2013. Video installation.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013. In the backgound: Eric Wangel, Final Future, 2013. Video installation.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013. In the backgound: Eric Wangel, Final Future, 2013. Video installation.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013. In the backgound: Eric Wangel, Final Future, 2013. Video installation.


Real fake, pOTSYd, Bergen, 2013.
Objets trouvés, synthetic plants, video, television screens. Special guest star: Judas van der Berg: Insubordinate Ars, 2013. In the backgound: Eric Wangel, Final Future, 2013. Video installation.