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.