All Trolled Out, Egill Sæbjörnsson
All Trolled Out, Egill Sæbjörnsson, Ric Bower, Paul Avis and CCQ; commissioned by CCQ in 2017 in response to Out of Controll, Egill Sæbjörnsson’s 2017 presentation for the Icelandic Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale; published in CCQ magazine, 2017
When the Icelandic Art Center announced that artist Egill Sæbjörnsson would turn over his presentation, at the Icelandic Pavilion for the 57th Venice Biennale, to two trolls, CCQ’s first thought was for the safety of Biennale visitors. Worst fears were realised somewhat earlier, when freelance British journalist Saul Ause, was mutilated by one of the trolls, during his attempt to interview them in a Berlin sex club. After Sæbjörnsson accompanied the injured hack back to London, the artist was questioned by the authorities. CCQ chose to publish a section of Sæbjörnsson’s leaked witness statement; CCQ also publishing two images of Bõögâr’s unfinished breakfast, the morning after the attack.