City Passage

Foto: Thomas Bo Nilsson & Julian Eicke

New City Passage: Thomas Bo Nilsson & Julian Eicke

  • 23/08 - 02/09
  • 1City Passage
  • 3pm - 9pm
  • Free entry

AWhen the novel Assisted Living was published in 1992 under the pseudonym Nikanor Teratologist, it caused a scandal and quickly achieved cult status. Written in northern Swedish dialect and dotted with explicit violence, paedophilia, incest and racism, and also an almost comic-like literary density, the novel fascinated critics and readers alike. People speculated wildly about the true author until finally the young, almost unknown Niclas Lundkvist stepped out from behind the pseudonym. But what for a long time was seen as a radical, yet stylistically confident moral provocation appeared in a new light in 2016. Journalists uncovered a link between the explicitly neo-Nazi and very active online profile Ezzelino
and the author. A brilliant debut by an aesthetic provocateur or a sadistic fantasy by an active neo-Nazi instead? In their work, Thomas Bo Nilsson & Julian Eicke confront their audience with an extremely convolutedfantasy world. An anonymous Swedish customer has ordered an immersive visualisation of his most intimate fantasies to experience them anytime via a website, live stream and chat. Within a film set in the City Passage casino two comic-like characters will perform the man’s fantasies for eleven days, 24 a day. In the room outside the film set, selected scenarios can be watched via live stream, but anyone who really wants to dive in should climb up into the tree house in the Nassauische Kunstverein, log into the chat and make contact with the film crew. Then a door will open for a private studio visit in the back rooms. Welcome to the dark side! Pssst: And for anyone who doesn’t want to leave the house at all, there’s also digital access here!

Recommended for over-16s