"Hisingen", Gallery Big Love, 2005
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In the outer gallery space the Olskroken apartment painting was moved from the far corner to the dividing wall, placed on a pedestal in front of the Kapten Krok drawing. Another painting featuring a later incarnation of Kapten Krok (Kaptain Hook, as he was renamed when I moved to California in 1983) was placed at an angle below the Olskoken one. This version of the character was inspired by Indiana Jones, the main protagonist of two very popular movies at that time ("Raiders of the Lost Ark" (1981) and "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" (1985)). The title of the painting, "Kaptain Hook and the Lost Treasure", was also the name of a comic book I drew in 1985, heavily inspired by the Indiana Jones movies. Around the Kaptain Hook painting was a sprawl of cut-out drawings. The carpet was also placed by the painting, and next to it the Lego model of the Millenium Falcon and the Playmobile pirate ship, which seems to have crashed. Underneath the pirate ship was the painting of the same ship. On the pedestal, at the foot of the Olskroken apartment-building painting, there was a Lego road-platform. On it were assorted Star Wars figures, all holding cups, mugs, or bottles.
In the far corner of the outer space, where the amplifier and Olskroken painting used to be, only the collage of cut-out drawings on the wall remained. On the other wall I wrote in pencil "This is the end of this show. If you want to find out what happens next you have to wait for the next exciting show Exploration of Möldal coming soon."
During the whole day loud music emanated from the guitar amplifier in the inner room. A CD-player, built in underneath the stage, was plugged into the amplifier. The music was a circa fifteen minute long song which I recorded at home with my guitar and using bowls and lids as percussion instruments. Featuring a repetitive and sluggish Heavy Metal riff played very slowly I also sang in a melancholic voice over the track, before it slowly evolved into a more abstract and atonal impovised piece. The lyrics to the song referenced memories from my late adolescence, living in Möldal outside of Gothenburg and having discovered punk/indie rock.
Guests during the day were treated to a brunch of coffee and pancakes.

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photographs by Hampus Pettersson, Margot Jacobs and Daniel Rehn