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Eight Cards

Ebbe Stub Wittrup tests the boundaries between myth and reality, fiction and documentation within the medium of photography, objects and film, often in the form of rediscovered historical material. In Eight Cards his point of departure is the psychoanalyst Max Lüscher's theories and The Lüscher Colour Test, which was widely used by psychologists in the 1970s. The test consists of eight coloured cards which the person being treated lays out in a spread without any premeditation, the underlying theory being that  this allows the therapist to reveal the patient's current state of mind. In Eight Cards the cards have been laid down by the artist himself, and the total of eight different spreads or mental states have been translated into digital images. The final results are variations on combinations of coloured surfaces, and spectators are free to attribute psychological properties and significance to them.