ATTAINTS my special edition Newsweek, 2014
“In search for the exact use of noun attaint in plural I came across a translation of Seneca Junior by Thomas Lodge from 1614. The book was called “Of the Constancie of the wise man: or, that a wise man cannot feele any Iniurie, part IV” from Works, both Moral and Natural of Lucius Annaeus Seneca. This is my lucky strike quote: “What then? Is there no man that will attempt to do injury to a Wiseman? Yes, he will attempt, but it shall not attaine unto him; for hee is so highly raised above all the attaints of worldly things, that there is no violence whatsoever that can aime his attempts so high, be it your Princes and Monarkes who have so many engines and servants as their command, should enforce themselves to hurt him.”
“He particularly describes the priviledges of a wiseman, and first that the outrages that are done onto him, touch him not”, comments Thomas Lodge in the side note.”
– Quote from chapter on 1614 BRITISH EMPIRE EARLY BAROQUE LATE RENAISSANCE
“The project is based on the initial idea of a collage of a Newsweek magazine. The word Attaints is something I find out after making my “collage” of the Special Edition Newsweek ISSUES 2013. And then I create and publish My Special Edition Newsweek ATTAINTS where I discuss the found word, the politics of media and corrupted content. Furthermore, I propose the return of this word back into active use in the English language. Look it up.” (from You suggested at that time art was not necessarily work made for a general public, but more like a gang of friends 2014 exhibition catalogue, editors Rachel E. Dagnall and Elin Eriksen, ed. 500).
"ATTAINTS: Inauguration" performance speech happened on the 30th of May 2014.
ATTAINTS also exhibited at:
I WON’T DO WHAT YOU TELL ME, RAM Galleri, Oslo, NO (2016)
New York Art Book Fair, MOMA PS1, New York (2014)
Edition of 200
exhibited on a newspaper rack