Works for Live Art Danmark
2018 “McDonalds Odense” for Live Art for Children
For our festival Live Art for Children 2018, Klas recreated a McDonalds restaurant, run by and for children. His “McDonalds Odense” was situated 200 meters from the real McDonalds and had the same menu and the same prizes. As orders were placed at the copy, kids would run over to the original and fetch the food. But children are slow, they waste time on unproductive pursuits, play, ask questions – they are everything that a hyper efficient, optimized and commercial multinational company seeks to avoid. In Klas’ installation they demonstrated how to slow down commercialised fast food very efficiently.
About the Artist
Klas Eriksson was educated at the Royal University College of Fine Arts in Stockholm. He lives and works in Göteborg. He works in a variety of different media including video, painting, sculpture, installation and performance, using elements of popular culture, like football and popular music, as important sources of inspiration. He is represented by the galleries Christian Larsen in Stockholm and Eduardo Secci Contemporary in Florence.
See his website here and an entertaining video of a visit in Klas’ studio here.