Exhibition: "Multiplex", Soap Factory, Minneapolis

The Bear Project (2.0)

Installation.

A narrow corridor separates two spaces. The other one contains a small monitor with modest surveillance camera footage of a bear costumed character sitting in front of a television, drinking beer. There is faint sound of Finnish folk music (Olavi Virta: "Valkovuokot") accompanying the blurry camera view. Another space is hidden behind a large back-projection screen. Video loop is projected on the screen with two bear characters driving around. Around this documentary-style video there is MTV-style footeage with flashes of bright flowers and rotating microwave food.

In the isolated space behind the video projection screen there is live bear character sitting in front of large TV screen, drinking beer. Every now and then he changes the channel.