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THE LANGUAGE OF TERROR IS TERROR ITSELF / THE TERROR OF LANGUAGE IS TERROR ITSELF / THE TERROR OF TERROR IS LANGUAGE ITSELF

THE LANGUAGE OF TERROR IS TERROR ITSELF […] is an exhibition and the first chapter in a series of events that centres around “KRISØV17” – a narrative of a fictional terror attack that was written as an exercise in national terror preparedness. The exercise had several hundred participants including all major institutions of society. In the show, I am exploring three languages of terror, firstly through the architectural language of barricades popping up everywhere as urban security and deterrence measures. Secondly in the speculative fiction of KRISØV in which all perpetrators are Muslim or Arab, leaving out any conception of threats originating from right wing and white supremacy and thirdly, the responsibility of journalism in reporting about a topic that is proven to increase in relation to the amount of headlines it receives. The boldest proposition I am intending to ask through this exhibition is if governmental tools already in place to counter terrorism are overlapping with those of the spiritual medium? Stone circles around a parliament, a speculative fiction that creates politically biased consensus’ and forecasting the future by predicting the unpredictable, to me suggest this link. But what system of beliefs are we then basing our counter terrorism on?