…the light would perish for an eternal darkness, and rising from it’s terrifying depths, the world would fall into the dominion of monsters

It is of great important that you understand this. My father and his father had great difficulties accomplishing what we now take for granted. Their honorable memory shall never be allowed to be dragged in the dirt by later generations, not contributing enough in the mission of spreading the light. You are soon to follow in my tracks. Chase the monsters into the light of their ancestors. Conciliate the nobles. Herd the subordinates. Like me, you’ll lead with your reins tight and practice inclement discipline. The subordinates have to understand their role in order to know ours and they are to be damn lucky for us showing our mercy on them. Without our harsh achievement the light itself would perish for an eternal darkness, and rising from it’s terrifying depths, the world would fall into the dominion of monsters. Do not dissapoint me, or I will twist and turn in my grave. The artwork is an interactive installation where visitors use bodily movement in order to move in the virtual world. On display is a dark, desolate environment with tough living conditions in a brutal hierarchical society. An imaginable dystopia without any trace of flora and fauna beyond the mere […]
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Do Not Cover

Do Not Cover / Ei Saa Peitää / Får ej övertäckas At memorial day, Sep 28, 2014, several of the objects seen in the stills below, was placed out at different places in the city of Umeå and played simultaneously. The soundtrack consists of a heart beat sound mixed with radio traffic recorded during the time of the sinking of M/S Estonia in the Baltic Sea. (on it’s way from Tallin to Stockholm. Sep 28, 1994) 852 people died, 137 people survived The ship was in a bad condition and the wheather was harsh – waves estimated to 4-6m and winds meassuring 15-20m/s. Later investigations in 2004, revealed that M/S Estonia had been used by Swedish authorities at several occasions for smuggling of Russian military equipment, during as late as September 14th and 20th (one week before the sinking), that year. Swedish Customs, confirms that there was a top secret agreement of these shipments, but has no knowledge about any such transports being done during Sep 28. The ferry used to traffic Umeå(Sweden)-Wasa(Finland) in 1992, after it became the great symbol of freedom for Estonia, that gained independence from Soviet/Russia as late as 1991 though the last remaining Russian troops withdraw August 31, […]
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Dolly & The Gelatin King

Dolly & the Gelatin King – documentation of installation by Alexander Svartvatten on Vimeo  
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