Squatting*, Pontus Pettersson, 2011-
* when activated the name of the location is added to the title.
Documentation: The located practice might produce leftovers.
Resellable: The located practice can be resold within the acquired time frame
Conditions of activation:
The work must be located in time and place, with a minimum duration of one night and a maximum of three months. Squatting involves the taking over of the space by the atist and thus the artist can redefine the accessibility of that same space
Pontus Pettersson proposes a continuous work in which Squatting is a temporal visit and an expression. Every squat takes the name of its temporal ”home” as well as making it the site of the performance, the space unfolds simultaneously as the work. The artist occupies locations with his practice - Squatting points to the function of the artist as well as his undetermined doings. Practice is taken as the notion of occupation, both in relation to space and to activity. Each Squatting being singular while being part of a larger body of work: his labor, his practice, his life.