Headlines and Last Line in the Movies is a series comprised of unique works started in 2010. The Headlines are always taken from the news of the week during which the work is being produced. The Last Line(s) are quoted from a list of historically important dramatic films (running from, say, Citizen Kane to The Wolf of Wall Street). The list is updated each time the series is extended. The artist selects text from both newspapers and the cinema, therefore juxtaposing everyday reality and constructed fiction. No value judgment is intended, however, and he gives equal billing to each set of statements. Both movies and the news are important reflections of our culture that not only influence, but also manipulate the public’s comprehension of society. To the artist, the texts of Headlines & Last Line in the Movies function as maxims that shape and underpin social constructions.
The works can also be configured as large-scale site-specific installations that surround the viewer. Here the spray-painted texts may Cover the actual gallery walls, or be applied to mirror surfaces or marble panels. On these occasions, the texts are not simply read as more or less remote pieces of information, but become immersive experiences embodied by the audience.