Sci-fi a Family Dinner (Tell Them to Meet Me at the Mountain / And it Sang for Us ) is a rework and a transformation of the three classic and iconic sci-fi movies, Close Encounter of the Third Kind, E. T. The Extra-Terrestrial and Alien.

Sci-fi a Family Dinner ( Tell them to meet me att the mountain / And it sang for us! ) Still film – 6010x18cm – 2016 – Nacka konsthall -The Ultimate Limits of Infinity and the Space Beyond. Part II – 14/01 – 12/03 2017

nw01Poster – Tell them to meet me at the mountain / And it sang for us! – 50x70cm, print.01sci-fi Documentation of the group exhibition – The Ultimate Limits of Infinity and the Space Beyond, Galleri 54, Göteborg, Sweden. 02.09-25.09 2016.sci-fi04Niklas Wallenborg är en bildkonstnär som använder appropriering, kopiering och sampling som metod för att samla in sitt konstnärliga arbetsmaterial, ett material som ofta är hämtat ur den populärkulturella västerländska kanon. På Galleri 54 visar han verket Sci-Fi a Family Dinner (Tell them to meet me at the Mountain / And it sang for us.) som är baserad på de klassiska Science Fiction filmerna Close Encounter of the Third Kind, E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial och Alien. I verket lyfter Wallenborg fram scener som på olika vis tar upp mänskliga relationer och sammanför de valda delarna på ett sätt så att en ny personlig berättelse bildas, en historia bortom de kända filmerna. I det collage som uppstår låter han olika karaktärer från de olika filmerna mötas för första gången. Plötsligt ingår de i ett nytt sammanhang, ett experiment iscensatt av konstnären själv och den här gången är berättelsen färgad av hans egna minnen. Nu blir Elliott (Henry Thomas) i E.T. kanske en karaktär i en familj som påminner om konstnärens egen i uppväxten i Södertälje, Roy Neary (Richard Dreyfuss) i Close Encounter of the Third Kind påminner om en besatt konstnär som lämnar allt hen har för att följa sitt skapande och Ripley (Sigourney Weavers) i Alien blir den som med alla tänkbara medel försöker hålla samman en familj som har hamnat i en akut kris. Likt en analog kopiator med en inneboende gast i maskineriet matar Niklas Wallenborg ständigt ut nya kopior men som inte alls är identiska med det som han matar in. Kanske är det de delarna i berättelsen om våra liv, de som är svåra att reda ut, som han adderar när han för hand klipper, tejpar, kalkerar, limmar och till slut placerar sin egen berättelse på de kända historierna. Kanske är det tillägget han gör som är det Science Fiction också handlar om bakom filtret av spekulationer kring teknisk utveckling. Berättelserna om oss levande människor och hur vi relaterar till varandra, här på vår planet. Patrick Kretschek, Bredäng 2016scifid7Triptyk 3×100 pieces of A4 papersci-fid8Fragment Dialogue 01 – print 50x70cmsci-fid4Movie Stills plate one, print 70x70cm Mother! Are we the first to arrive here? Yes. Morning, Mother. Honey, wake up! Oh, I feel dead. OK, get dressed, Mother says the sun rises in 20 minutes. Can I start? Are you hungry? I’m hungry. Go ahead, I need something to eat myself. Have you got any biscuits over there? Here’s some cornbread. Help yourself. Cornbread? I don’t believe this! Sit down. You happen to be in my seat. Can I have it? Yes. Of course. Sorry. Mother wants to talk to you. What´s the matter, mom? Do you want something? Yes, I, uh…A little talk. I want to ask you a question. Ok. How are you feelin’? Terrific! Next silly question? Tell me something. Did you see anything? Do you remember anything? – Well, yeah! What did it look like? I know this sounds crazy, but I saw something last night, that I can’t explain. There was this– It went– It was– There was a red whoosh that– I saw it, i can´t describe it. It´s not that we don´t believe you, honey. You won’t make me change my mind… I’m sorry, can I say something? He was here last night. He saw it happen. He says the sun came out last night. He says it sang to him. No, listen! I’m not trying to change your mind. I just want you to listen…There are lots of ideas that would be fun to believe in. Mental telepathy…time travel…immortality…UFO. To tell you the truth, this is reality ! all this bullshit! It’s turning this house upside down! Mom. Sorry I yelled at you. I don’t know what you saw. All we´re trying to say is, maybe you imagined it. Well it was real. I find that hard to believe. There is an explanation for this, you know. I don’t wanna hear your goddamn explanation! I saw something last night that I can’t explain. Whoa, whoa now… Tell me something. What do we do now? Oh… What…? watch the skies, please. What’s the point? Anyway, where are we? I’m hungry. I’m thinking food. Where’s our pizza, man? Where’s the pizza? Plenty of sausage and pepperonis. I hate these potatoes. The first thing I´m going to do when I get back is to get some decent food like eggs or something. Like a taco? Yes. Stop that! The food ain´t that bad. Are you thirsty? Want a Coke? Yes. Thank you. Mom, look! this is a flying saucer. That’s the one I saw! I swear that’s the same one! It’s the one I saw! Don’t! Not now. All right, everybody, quiet down! It’s made of pewter, made in Japan… Do they live on the moon? Mom, I believe in them. I believe in them too. No, you don’t. No, they are not for real. Dad says we do. There better be a good reason for this…because it doesn’t make sense! My fault! Yeah, you might say that. Dad, can I ask you a question? Are they for real? To tell you the truth, I’m just saying I’m not serious I don’t believe. I sure wish I did. For 15 years I’ve been looking……for these damn silly lights in the night sky. I’ve never found any. I’d like to, because I believe in life elsewhere. Serious? Honey… Wait, I can’t– Honey Well, as I said, I don’t believe, but I saw Bigfoot once. Made a sound I would not want to hear twice in my life. Goddamn it, come on! Be quiet! Stop it! Can’t you understand English? What’s all this shit? Is this your idea of a good time? I’m sorry. It was a joke! Thank you. Listen, will you listen? The communicator, is it still working. A transmission? Out here. Wow Human? E.T. What does it mean? This means something. Like what? An answer! Shut up! Oh. Does this mean, they´re coming? No. I mean I don’t think so. Say hi. Hm… Say it. Hello. We are here. Earth. Home. All, right. Mom, look! The sun’s here! Ok, get dressed, your turn to do the dishes. I haven´t finished my coffe, it´s the only thing good on this ship. I set and cleared. You do your job. I’ll give you about…about seven minutes. Clean everything up! One…two…three….sci-fid6Movie Stills plate two, print 70x70cmposterPoster (Folding Space 02 ) Tell them to meet me at the mountain / And it sang for us!
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