Exhibition talk at Øksnehallen / by Martin Toft

'My idiosyncratic performance during 78 days across the European landscape is an inquiry into distance - the journey itself. It is the existence of the journey, and not the essence of the destination. Kosovo is not the subject of my work but a mere stop to my journey. My position is akin to that of a passer-by constantly trying to situate himself in a moving environment. Each intervention is another fragment of the story that is being invented and a challenge to the narrative and economic structure of Western representation. A movement through images and the memory of them experienced in a non-chronological, non-linear way.'

A conversation with Jens Olof Lasthein and myself begins in 30 mins about our work from the Balkan region and beyond at Øksnehallen