Misrepresentations

Mikael Askergren © 2001

For the group exhibition Project 7 — About the World Situation after the Terrorattack and the War in Afghanistan and the Aftermath, Galleri Axel Mörner/Art Node, Stockholm, Sweden, December 1–2, 2001.

(Swedish title of exhibition: Projekt 7 – om den rådande situationen i världen efter terrorattacken och kriget i Afghanistan och vad det har för inverkan på oss)

Text on eighteen sheets of standard 80g office paper standard size A4. Nine sheets of paper with the following nine intentionally misspelled words written on them:

Ahfganistan
Afhganistan
Afgahnistan
Afganhistan
Afganihstan
Afganishtan
Afganisthan
Afganistahn
Afganistanh

One sheet of paper showing the results from a series of internet google searches counting the number of hits for the intentional misspellings listed above: “Afganihstan” turned out to be the only misspelling with zero hits. Eight sheets of paper with the intentionally misspelled word “Afganihstan” printed on them in eight different color schemes, one of which was chosen to illustrate the invitations to the Project 7 exhibition opening.

For further information, please contact Galleri Axel Mörner:
www.axelmorner.com

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