A art project executed in a Stockholm (Sweden) suburb named Fittja 1 april, 2010. The project is investigating
peoples reactions to absurd limitations in their everyday urban space. The sign next to the tape explains the
need of walls to be built to minimize social interaction in the area. The reason claimed is that social
interaction leads to violence. The Tape and signs was put up during the night at 30 places in the suburb.
The project was carryd out by Victor Marx and Caper as a part of the artcolaboration Vertical Exile.
Additional, more professional, film clips will be added later on.
The art work:
The artwork does not try to provoke people who approach the tape to act in a specific way. Nor does it judge
different reactions. It is not there to trouble the inhabitants. It is not meant to answer any questions and tell
people the truth.
The art work is meant to stress questions of a growing control and surveillance in the society by adding a new
fictive limitation in to peoples normal lives disturbing ther habits. The tape and the sign is not, in i self, real
obstacles, they are easily crossed. But they lean on a authority, built up trough claiming that the intervention
is based on a decision by a non-named bureaucracy, and a demand on obedience.
So how do people react, facing this new limitation. Do people obey the authority and choose other longer
routes, do they rip the tape down, do they read on the sign or do they just ignore the limitation, do people
react differently if somebody else is watching them? What does this different reaction stand for?
How would you act?