„The rhetorical form of  D E C O D I N G  Katy Perry’s Dark Horse   (  T H E   W H O L E

T R U T H )  by Karin Ferrari, is clearly inspired by a rich vein of inde-

pendent documentaries on YouTube which purport to uncover

or correctly analyze the symbolic manifestations of major conspiracies

 in our public life. Set in Memphis – Egypt – and suffused with 

hieroglyphic imagery, an ultra light pop-music video by the 

eponymous American star receives a dogged, and deadpan, analysis 

in a voiceover supplied by the artist. Like the underground media 

whose idioms it highlights, Ferrari’s argument is by turns wei rdly 

convincing and highly implausible.“ 

Nadim Samman, ‚Deep Inside‘ V Moscow Biennale for Young Art, 2016





“ Karin Ferrari’s perilous expedition through the obscure terrain 

of Antarctic ‘alternative facts’ has resulted in an appropriately 

warped documentary. DECODING The Mysteries of Antarctica 

(THE WHOLE TRUTH) will premiere onboard the Akademik Sergei 

Vavilov scientific research vessel after it crosses into the 

Antarctic Circle.”           Nadim Samman




Ausstellungsansicht, Investigative Séances x Sonorous Trajectories (kuratiert von Shilla Strelka), Bar Du Bois, Vienna 
Foto: Philippe Gerlach 2015