During Spring 2011 Magasin 3 has invited a number of artists to produce work that lands somewhere between performance and exhibition. First in line was Erik Aalto, perhaps best known as his alter ego Sir Eric Beyond, nominated for best pop album by Swedish Radio¹s P3 for Sir Eric Beyond and the Avant-garde (2006). Beyond¹s tragic passing in Autumn 2010 was honored by the performance Sir Eric Beyond is Dead! at Kägelbanan in Stockholm. On February 10 Erik Aalto took over Magasin 3 with Antidote, a performance and concert that segued into an exhibition on February 17.
Exhibition curator Richard Julin: “Erik Aalto, a.k.a. Sir Eric Beyond, is the Swedish art scene¹s best kept secret. As Sir Eric Beyond, he has been treading the boundaries between performance and music for many years while maintaining his own artistry as Erik Aalto. Now he is merging his alter ego with his artistic identity creating a fusion that will be very exciting to see!”
Call and Response is an art app created especially for Erik Aalto’s exhibition. It is an interactive video adaptation of Aalto’s artwork The Object is Performance and can be downloaded on iTunes for iPhone and iPad.