5:th of April 2003 at 16.00 Thomas Broomé (Swe) opens the exhibition
’Locust’ at Galleri Hlemmur Thverholti 5, Reykjavik, Iceland
Exhibition period: 5 - 27:th of April, Thu-Sun 14-18
A Locustswarm made of Coca-Cola cans!
The exhibition 'Locust' consists of over 600 grasshoppers
cut-out and folded from coca-cola cans. Together with a swarm-sound moving
in a three-dimensional sound-environment, The piece evokes a apocalyptic
vision of a logotype multiplying in a constant hunger for profit.. A brand
which has overgrown itself acting within a swarm behaviour annihilating
all in it's path.
Did you know that Coca-Cola was sold in pharmacies, as a
Did you know that Coca-Cola is used for cleaning rusted
Did you know that Coca-Cola is sold under the counter in
Did you know that Coca-Cola has contributed to world peace.
Did you know that Coca-Cola can be read in a mirror and
then spells in Arabic: ”No Muhammad No Mecca”?
Thomas Broomé has had several exhibitions in Sweden and
He has realized several projects within the Smart
studio/Interactive Institute (Swe) e.g. BrainBall and BrainBar and is an
appreciated lecturer within the region of mediaart.
Thomas has during 2002 received the two prestigious
Swedish grants: Maria Bonnier-Dahlin Foundation for young artists and
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