Article Number: 4381
Hard Cover, English, Thread Stiching, 154 Pages, 2011, Torpedo Press
Liv Bugge

You Make Me Want to Die In the Countryside

A Meditation On Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad

A meditation on Conrad's Heart of Darkness. Bugge is interested in aggression as both a constructive and destructive force in society. Her practice incorporates a range of different mediums, in which video often plays an important part.

Heart of Darkness tells the story of Marlow, an Englishman, who accepts a foreign assignment from a Belgian trading company as cap- tain of a ferry-boat in Africa.

Liv Bugge’s practice incorporates a range of different mediums, in which video often plays an important part. Many of her works are situated in the borderland between dreams and reality, perpetrator and victim, science and fiction. The work often enters into different power relations, and Bugge is interested in aggression as both a constructive and destructive force in society. During the past few years, she has been working with post-colonial issues, in particular how the colonial system is explained and how one relates to brutalities carried out in another place in space and time.