Inauguration of the KREV Embassy, Istanbul 8th October 2022

Elgaland-Vargaland Carmignan Bridge, 2022

The yearly ceremony at the Elgaland-Vargaland Carmignan Bridge was held in March 2022. The event included issuing of KREV passports, speeches by the authorities of Bagnols-sur Cèze, a ritual by the art students of Ecole de Mont Cotton and a banquet with excellent food from L’Affenage in Arles, Elgaland-Vargaland wines from Cooperative Vinicole de Gaujac (Cuvée de l’Oppidium / Côtes du Rhône) and great musical and poetical appearances.

Passerelle de Carmignon

The town of Bagnols-sur-Cèze gives The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland a bridge – The Passerelle de Carmignon. The ceremony was held on the 25th March 2021 with excellent appearances and music by the art students of École d’art de Mont-Cotton and speeches by KREV consul for Provence Helena Schmidt, the culture director of Bagnols Mr Michel Cegielsi, the representative from region Gard Rhodanien Mr Julien Dupont and King Michael I. Champagne, oysters and canapés were offered.

Elgaland-Vargaland Embassy inauguration in Lund, Sweden

Welcome to the inauguration of the Embassy of The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland for Skåne (Scania)/Sweden in Lund.

Ambassador Martin Bryder will, together with the founders of the kingdoms Leif Elggren and CM von Hausswolff, be present.

The nation will also celebrate a new annexation – the letter (o) in the Swedish word (o)normal.

Elgaland-Vargaland consulate inaugurated in Bagnols-sur-Cèze, France

Attending was Michael I, Ambassador for Caen Thierry Weyd, Consul Helena Schmidt-Bourges and artists from École Suédoise du Mont Cotton. A version of the NationalHymn was performed by the above mentioned artists at a temporary annexed territory at Delirium Village in Avignon, France.

Thaler Coins Minted by the Ambassador for France, Thierry Weyd

Les échos de l’étale 2007-2017

Les échos de l’étale – 2007 / 2017 – FRAC Normandie Caen

Elgaland-Vargaland Passport Office, Official King’s Day Cake and Concert in Bern, Switzerland in conjunction with the République Géniale festival at Bern Art Museum (with Graham Lewis, Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Klara Lewis, Leif Elggren, CM von Hausswolff and Manja Bernoth). 13/14.10.2018

KREV concert with Klara Lewis, Leif Elggren, Marja-Leena Sillanpää, Graham Lewis and CM von Hausswolff (photo by Moju Vids)

KREV Official Pop-Up Passort Office in Bern (photo by Marja-Leena Sillanpää)

KREV cake event by citizen Manja Bernoth:

The Kingdoms of the Utopian Arts

Two imaginary Kings are in Chiasso to think about all kinds of frontiers of mankind.

Title Clip 1 : Elgaland-Vargaland : Two kings for an artistic utopia

Some years ago, two Swedish dreamers and sound artists became the kings of two imaginary kingdoms : Elgaland-Vargaland. In their kingdoms, death doesn’t exist, everyone is free to do everything, everyone may become a king or change the royal constitution. The territories of these Kingdoms are composed by the physical borders between what is called nations, territories which belong to nobody, boundaries between dream and reality, between animals and human mankind. In two words, an artistic performance about all kinds of frontiers which divide or oppose.

The Spazio Lamp has become a Consulate of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland. These kingdoms have been created in 1992 by the Swedish artists duo Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren, who took part to the Venice Biennale. A new chapter of this story takes place in Chiasso, during the Biennale of Imaginary.

Title Clip 2 : Elgaland-Vargaland : we want to be free and immortal!!!!

During the Biennale of Imaginary 2017, lo Spazio Lampo has become one of the Consulate of the KREV. This surrealistic event was very successful, as were many people were waiting there to get their citizenship. We followed the bureaucrat-parodic process to get this citizenship.

Title Clip 3 : here is a non-human citizen!

The photographer Robin Bervini was the official photographer at Spazio Lampo for applying citzens of the KREV. These new citizen are not all humans.

Title Clip 4 : And now, let’s take the frontiers : King’s speech after this pacifist conquest of these new territories.

Title Clip 5 : Micronations : dream, game, and art or creating a State.

It is easy to create a micronation : just imagination, maybe a little madness are needed. Behind this, politics, activism, opposition, and art.

Photos from the Ongoing KREV 25 Exhibition at Moderna Museet, Stockholm | 9th September to 12th November 2017