what men knew nothing about

2004
Olandu Burias
CAC, Vilnius, Lithuania

In this Dutch group show, Tee shows a large black felt banner with silk-screened drawings on one side and the text If my memory doesn’t wholly deceive me on the other side. Perforated in the banner is the title What men knew nothing about. The drawings loosely refer to the Max Ernst painting Men Shall Know Nothing of This, 1923. He made this painting based on Freud’s analysis of the book by Schreber, Memoirs of my mental illness, in which the unconscious is subject to desires and demons. Part of the work is a text performance. In If my memory doesn’t wholly deceive me, a man and a woman, both sitting on one side of the banner, try to recite the Lithuanian-English text in a synchronised way.