"Hisingen", Gallery Big Love, 2005
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The show started with a lineup of the elements to be used on the first day, including a collection of Star Wars figures, a box of Lego bricks and several bags of sugar. The sugar was poured on the floor in one of the gallery space's corners, underneath a large drawing ("Kapten Krok", a combined self-portrait and recollection of a comic character I drew while in school in Hisingen). A schoolhouse was built out of Lego and Star Wars figures (themed around the snow planet Hoth, which is the opening locale of the movie "The Empire Strikes Back") placed around it. On the walls and ceiling were gold-star stickers and cut out pictures of spaceships from the Star Wars movies. On one wall I constructed a drawing of a labyrinth, filled with Kapten Krok figures. In another corner was a monitor with a video of Älvsborgsbron (connecting Hisingen with the rest of Gothenburg), a large painting of a pirate ship manned by a hip-hop crew, plus some smaller paintings. A Playmobile pirate ship, manned by Smurfs, was moved around the gallery space. Two large paintings, "Hisingen" and "Under the Villa" were also hung in the gallery, on the wall dividing the inner and outer rooms.

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photographs by Hampus Pettersson, Margot Jacobs and Daniel Rehn