Mnemonic City (Göteborg/New York) (from the group show "Knock Knock Picnic")
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The laptop computer was hooked up to the speakers by the western wall and the Elsewhere Right Now concert, the accapella concert by The New Noise Trio, the piece recorded in the gallery using the instruments built there, the covers of songs by Marit Bergman, Jens Lekman and Fred Astereo and the recordings of the music (Light 1 & Light 2) performed in the gallery by Jens Lekman, Terese Nordström and Hampus Pettersson were played through them. On the screen could be seen a movie of streaming water.

The cut-out paper remains (upon which previously there had been drawings of five figures) which had been placed between the floor and the inner eastern wall was instead affixed to the drawing of a figure in a house, a large cluster of grapevines and four different bands which was situated on the western wall.

A new drawing of two figures, a portable stereo, water and some stars was placed on the outer eastern wall to the right of the drawing of some figures by a bar with word-balloons reading (among other things) "Spuyten Duyvil" and "Beer". Another drawing, of a vaguely drawn head and a tangle of jagged lines, was added to the cluster around the drawing of the underground cavern. Some strips of paper, left from cutting out drawings, and which had fallen to the floor, were placed on the wall underneath the drawing of the two figures and the stereo.
Another new drawing, of a figure with a head on it's chest, was placed on the wall underneath the drawing of a figure at a subway-station. This latter drawing was cut out, and below it the drawing of a head, some buildings, a railway-line and a stormcloud was placed. This was connected to the drawing of the figure with a head on it's chest via a cut-out photograph of a sign with directions to different places on it. Also attached to the right-hand side of the drawing was a cut-out photograph of a plastic snowflake, as well as the photograph of a canal. To the left of the drawing the photographs of some snow-covered streets (which had previously been placed on the inner eastern wall) were placed.
The drawing of two figures sitting and talking, a figure playing electric guitar, a head, a coffeecup, some buildings and a chalice was moved from it's previous location (below the photocopied drawing of some sitting figures along with the text "They said you were punk You're punk!") to right above the drawing of some figures walking in a landscape of tangled lines, buildings, crystals, a DJ:ing figure, a pirate-ship, a moon with a telephone-reciever attached to it and a railway-line.
The photograph of some buildings at night (with a lighted sign displaying a snake biting it's own tail) was placed next to the drawing of some heads and figures among buildings, a moon and a bridge.
The photograph of the wall-calendar featuring the band Jesus and Mary Chain was moved from the western wall and placed on the outer eastern wall underneath the yellow-painted wooden board.
The photograph of a teapot was removed from the wall, the teapot (and the table upon which it stood) were cut out and placed on one of the green wooden boards. A cut-out drawing (from the photocopied sketchbooks) was placed on the other board.
The Virgin Mary candle was lighted.

The painting of the band Sonic Youth performing in a forest was turned upside-down and placed leaning against the wall underneath the cut-out drawing of a house with some people rehearsing, as well as a group of three people dining on a patio covered with grapevines. Cut-out drawings (taken from the photocopied sketchbooks) were taken up off the floor and attached to the painting. The photograph of a t-shirt featuring the logo of the punk-band Dead Kennedys was removed from the wall, the logo cut out and affixed to the surface of the painting. The Dead Kennedys album cover was moved, placing it next to the drawing of two figures talking outside a building (with a band performing in a room above), and beneath the drawing of an outdoors street festival with text on it reading "Try to get deep-fried Oreos". The coffeecups containing water were placed on the floor in close proximity to the painting.