Lars Cuzner

What You Can’t Protect Yourself From
I knew you were the only one for me from the first time I saw you. Still, I couldn’t save myself for you. If I did, I would demand the same from you. So I protect you from me. But remember those walls I built? Well, baby they’re tumbling down, and they didn’t even put up a fight. They didn’t even make a sound.

Lars Curzner is an artist, based in Oslo. He is interested in the various possible tensions between radical thought and action. In 2010 for one year Lars Cuzner offered fully confidential, one-to-one conversations at UKS art space, Oslo, where six participants signed up for conversations once a week for the full year. Through this project he explored the limits of private conversations and also tested the boundaries of the institutional critique and ability to report on similar art events, when the outcome of those events is secret. At the moment Lars is researching the Neue Rechte movement and a set of feelings which form the nationalist or the ‘tolerant Scandinavian’ image. At the same time, he is involved in a Christian sect where he is learning how to preach.