Saturday, November 30, 2013

It's not Philip Marlowe

Forget about the stories you have heard about private detectives. These people are watching you and following you on behalf of The Institute.

cctv surveillance

The Institute is watching you - stay out!
Rene Sommer

Enhance the differences

We developed a communication and the compassionate atmosphere was amazing. It¹s possible that nothing may come of this. Life is bright.
Michael Winnerholt

Speaking with a forked toungue

"To identify and exclude the different ones" is what it means when the Institute tells "All are born equal"
Ksenija Spanec

Friday, November 29, 2013

The Institute has declared...

...that I am lucky to live in such a modern, wealthy and prosperous part of The big I. Why then this feeling of disharmony, why is everything going in and out of rhythm...does it mean that a big change is coming... and in what direction?

Why is the Institute telling us all this?

Because we need to know.
Michael Winnerholt

a dusk is falling

"I do not want to escape, to close my eyes once more, to think everything will be fine, while there's a dusk falling over my mind and the entire mankind. But what could one do, except feeling helpless while watching the fall? What are we still hoping for? Those that are hidden behind the high walls of the Institute are criminals that are judging us and are creating our destiny. The prison is everywhere. We are the prisoners of our own weakness. We are allowing them do this."
Ksenija Spanec

Is this the place?

Is this the place we have been looking for? Is this all there is?
Jan Bernhardtz

driving around

When you were arrested only 15 minutes from this place, they locked you up in a blinded van and drove you around for hours to disorientate you and give you the impression that you were at least hundred miles from home. In reality you were only 10 miles from home before you ended up in The Institute. 
Rene Sommer

Thursday, November 28, 2013

watch your step

There are no walkthroughs.

light is scarce

Light is scarce - I try to find my way through the dark, observing where the light gets in. The Institute is hostile to everything that may shed light on its activities.

our silence

”the day will come when our silence will be more powerful than the voices you strangle today” /Spies,1887
Jan Bernhardtz

wanted for escaping custody

The Escape from The Institute
Rene Sommer

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

The Institute has nothing to say

And we are all repeating it. Listen carefully to the silence!
Michael Winnerholt

Is it possible...?

Sometimes I get depressed when thinking about the devastating impact of the Propaganda division. In a world ruled by The Institute Black has turned to White, impudent Lies have become the final and ultimate Truth and Exploitation is called Charity. Is satire even an option?

This is embarassing

"This is quite embarrassing... We do not want it, but we are watching you, and we listen what you are saying, secretly, in your home. We are watching all your steps, and we know you better than you know yourself...because we have to be sure you do not dislike us."
Ksenija Spanec

The Lie

Each of the sons was born to a different wife of this man. This is larger than life so he is not nervous about not being the boss anymore. It¹s time to figure something else out.
Michael Winnerholt

do not open

Don't even think about trying to access information that The Institute has collected about you. They have filed events in your life that you since long have forgotten about. Anything could be used against you.
Jan Bernhardtz

No way out

The staircases are often sealed off with a fence and thick glass to avoid citizens to commit suicide by throwing themselves over the railing.
Rene Sommer

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

The NONMOV Movement

The Institute is trying their best to confuse movement using The Propaganda Divisions 'Introjection Department'; at the moment a slowish, wobbly forward motion has been achieved. The ultimate goal is non-movement (also called 'The NONMOV Movement'), making it the path of happiness, and least resistance.
Rickard Falk

Art is not practical

"Art should not be practical. The real thing excludes rules and above In the dark chambers of the Institute, the mysterious movement is beginning to act. The goal is to wake up people already poisoned with imposed way of perceiving and thinking. The method is to surprise, to arouse curiosity in order to provoke thinking."
Ksenija Spanec

stories and myths

The Institute is very pleased when we believe in its myths. Even more when it is obvious that the stories are false or even destructive. A favourite method of The I is to sort out a group of people and to define them as terrible and evil. Then…
Ibnu Suhada

If you become suspicious of one of your neighbors

Increase your vigilance when you talk with your neighbors, when you are checking your mail and in elevators. You can easily become a target of homosexual propaganda and there is a one step from being homosexual and to start propaganda of homosexuality and molesting decent people. 

...or a Potemkin village

This could be an interior from the head office of the Security department. But it could also be just an ordinary office, a museum or a Potemkin village. That's what scares me the most about The Institute. You never know...
Jan Bernhardtz


No such agency...
Rene Sommer

Monday, November 25, 2013

I Am Garbage

Is it the moral life that is degraded towards the elimination of life? Have you ever wondered why? Please check the Fast Track options. I steal.
Michael Winnerholt

Faceless and indifferent

The people working for the Institute’s Security department are anonymous, faceless and indifferent. They carry out their orders without making questions. People are interrogated and even tortured in the countless rooms of the Security department.
Jan Bernhardtz

Art makes us what we are

" Art makes us what we are. A life dedicated to art in never wasted. Those who perceive art perceive the world in a different way. Sensitive souls of artists or those who just enjoy art could lead the human race onto a higher level, a level that nowadays seems utopian. The Institute is aware of the great influence that art may have on society and people. They use it secretly in their secret laboratories, to control the masses in the most sophisticated way of all."
Ksenija Spanec

A Bridge Too Far

"We'll cross that bridge when we come to it" - they agreed.
The train never arrived to the station.
Kristian Simic

torn apart

Stones torn apart by an invisible force. Is it just another Potemkin village? Or is it a sign that The Institute is in decline?

Sunday, November 24, 2013

where to go?

The Entertainment district is accessible and affordable. A perfect place to spend a Sunday afternoon.
Jan Bernhardtz

in the mood

The Institute invites you to the shopping district. Candles have been arranged to make you feel special and to boost your shopping experience.

The Apology

I want to apologize to you if you are offended by being brought into this situation. I hope the accompanying image will give you a more vivid sense of the lively spirit, intellectual passion, and significant progress of the Institute. A glimpse of the sweet and simple!
Michael Winnerholt

Saturday, November 23, 2013

cool-headed realism

The Institute wants to control every aspect of our lives; Architecture plays a key role in this. There is no place for mysticism - The Institute is promoting cool-headed realism. 
Jan Bernhardtz

independent suppliers

The Institute doesn’t own any factories, instead it works with independent suppliers who manufacture the products. Customers must feel confident that the products are made with the utmost consideration for people and the environment.

Don't tell anyone

"You should not tell anyone what you really think. Always "wear" a smile on your face. People will misunderstand you if you show creativity, if you show empathy, if you show your tears, if you show to have an just smile, because nothing matters except pretending that everything is all right"
Ksenija Spanec

Crackle, crackle, pause, crackle, pause

There is no time there, only the now. There is no space there, only the here. Take your time and don't rush. It is almost impossible to forget where you are.
Michael Winnerholt

Friday, November 22, 2013

looking for a home

"You can talk about the latest,/The latest of your home,
These boll weevils,/They will rob you of a home,
They're a-looking for a home,/They're a-looking for a home.
One time I seen a boll weevil,/He was sitting on a square,
Next time I seen the boll weevil,/He had his whole family there,
He was looking for a home,/He was looking for a home."
Traditional/lyrics Leadbelly
Jan Bernhardtz

Statistics Is Unrelenting

"But for the magic to happen, you have to close your eyes when you do it" - said the frog to the princess. Roughly around 100% of women at some point in their lives have been lied to.
Kristian Simic

the last thing on my mind

An investigation shows that the last thing people touch before they go to sleep, and the first thing they touch when they wake up - is a smartphone. The Institute is very pleased with the development of technology.
Jan Bernhardtz

Monkeys too afraid to get their bananas

"History has proven that the best way to control minds is by provoking fear. The propaganda of the Institute is most successful in this area. Their methods are sophisticated and we are not even aware of the manipulation. Even the doubts if we are manipulated or not, became the part of their manipulation. There's no difference between monkeys threatened with showers, afraid to take their bananas and us."
Ksenija Spanec

the lights flicker at night

The Institute tells us they take our well being very seriously. Look at the flowers and be happy they say. Stay inside the compound they say, it's not safe outside. The lights flicker at night, birds they say...
Rickard Falk

Confuse The I!

Accuse and Amuse
Diffuse and Excuse
Confuse and Unconfuse
Refuse and Bemuse
Arouse and Contuse
Enthuse and Overuse

Ohoy Hoi polloi

Annoy The I!

Defy The I

Debilitate Decapitate Declaw Defame Defeat Defect Deject Delete Demolish Deny Despise And Destabilize.

Thursday, November 21, 2013


“Self-portrait # 319 – photographers by nature and function travel incognito.  We rarely expose ourselves to public view for good reason.  Someone will ask the questions we have no answers for.”
Richard Bennett

there is no beauty

The Institute tells me that there is no beauty to be found. There is only Entertainment and Funny Clips. But even in the frozen zones...even a dead mouse, leaves...even there...
Jan Bernhardtz

there is a problem

The Sleep Laboratory is highly efficient in finding out about my dreams. The Institute wants a 24 hours surveillance. But there is a problem...they still do not know what my dreams are about. They only manage to register their intensity and duration.

a blue shadow far out at sea

Memories...Just like Sandemose, I saw the island more than forty years ago like a mirage. Unlike him I stepped ashore. The Institute tells me that memories and history is useless. There is nothing to learn from it.

Nice Try, Mister

"Wouldn't be nice if you could erase your past just like the wipers sweep the windshield?"
He switched the wipers on. Nothing happened.
Kristian Simic