Shift into a Racing Strip in the Still of the Night is based on a fascination and curiosity for high speed and disorderly conduct. Posing the potential of a car race along Kungsportsavenyn in central Gothenburg, she seeks to challenge the entrenched morality of this public space. By replacing the street’s regular function and temporarily turning it into a space for another type of action, realities that both caress and repel each other are allowed to co-exist.
Östberg Olsson’s installation, with its harsh metal, light and sound, is made out of car bound objects. It functions as documentation and a speculative proposition of an event that may happen or not. Through the installation and the speculated performance of a car race, materials and sites are allowed to be what they are, while at the same time vivid potentials are developed and emerge.