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A 28-footlong drawing as well as a selection of separate but tangentially-related items inspired by a two-month stay at the mountaintop artist residency, Nordisk Kunstnarsenter Dalsåsen, in Norway.

All Your Vulnerabilities Will Be Assessed is a long, text-driven narrative on multiple papers that tells the story of artist retreat on a mountaintop in rural Norway. Unbeknownst to those invited, the retreat is actually a recruitment center for an international art theft organization called “The Association” and the selection process is neither based on artistic merit nor exhibition credentials but on the sole qualification that each artist selected must also be an unhappy security guard working at an art museum with a weak security system and vulnerable masterpieces.

During the two months at the retreat, the artists are slowly brainwashed into believing that The Association has the connections and power to make each of them famous in exchange for staging art thefts inside the museums they work at. Along the way, each artist is put through a series of mental and physical tests as part of the art thief recruiting process.

The story touches on chilling plans to harvest Norwegian trolls for meat to be used in Philly cheesesteaks, a poisoning and other murderous schemes.

The Mountain
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on 4 sheet of paper, hung 2 x 2
60" x 44" x 1"
2013
The Mountain (detail)
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on 4 sheet of paper, hung 2 x 2
60" x 44" x 1"
2013
The Amber Room
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on 2 sheets of paper, hung flush with one another
30" x 44"
2013
The Amber Room (detail)
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on 2 sheets of paper, hung flush with one another
30" x 44"
2013
The People Who Care About Culture
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on paper
30" x 22" x 1"
2013
The People Who Care About Culture (detail)
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on paper
30" x 22" x 1"
2013
Blood-Sipping Enthusiasts
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on paper
30" x 22"
2013
Blood-Sipping Enthusiasts (detail)
graphite, charcoal, acrylic, ink, tape, adhesive and collage on paper
30" x 22"
2013