THE KINGDOMS OF ELGALAND VARGALAND

A 48 track album () — released July 15th 2002 on ASH INTERNATIONAL
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This release marks the tenth anniversary of the moment when, at 12 noon on 27th of May 1992, the State of Elgaland~Vargaland was proclaimed by Leif Elggren, founder of Elgaland, and CM von Hausswolff, founder of Vargaland. There were three anniversary celebrations marking the founding of the Kingdoms: 14th October 1991 was the first Kings Day, the anniversary of the original idea for the creation of the Kingdoms. The tenth anniversary of this event was marked by a trip to Estonia from Sweden by ten citizens, bearing only Elgaland~Vargaland passports. A film record of this event was made by Ninni Huhta Hasselberg. Leif Elggren writes: 'Yes, we did go there, a small group of 10 citizens (565 were invited!), trying to get rejected at the Estonian border, but there is high alert out there, so the police hooked us and accused us for trying to enter with false, illegal papers and they kept us there for the whole day and said that we might be stuck there cause we could get one year in prison. They communicated, I suppose, with the Swedish police and probably get the information that we were sort of crazy artists and put us on the boat the same evening. I believe that if we not had being artists I'm sure we have been sitting there still! And that would not have been fun at all. Our purpose was notto provoke the border police. Our purpose was to go home to KREVs physical territory: to get rejected at the Estonian border, then go back and be rejected at the Swedish border, back again to Estonian border, etc, etc, you know, for ever. They did their job and took our passports so we just had to go back to Sweden. Anyway it was an interesting experience. A confrontation between art and reality. A reality that of course is the everyday life for millions of people these days. A reality that is totally unjust and that we as artists (and social human beings) have the responsibility to influence and hope a miracle happens. We are now planning a book about this. We had a citizen filming everything so there will be something coming out of it anyway. We will also claim the right to our passports and try to get them back, cause they are of course pieces of art - besides that they are our legal KREV passports!' 14th March 1992 marks the annexation of the physical, mental and perceptive territories which made up the original state of Elgaland-Vargaland. On the tenth anniversary of this event the Pontifex Maximus declared that all religion must be abolished. 27th May 1992 saw the Proclamation of the Formation of the State of Elgaland~Vargaland. The tenth anniversary of this event was marked by this release and celebrations at the Lydmar Hotel and elsewhere in Stockholm over the weekend of May 24th/25th 2002.Celebrations also took place in Christchurch, Oporto, New York City, Thessaloniki, Osaka, Caen, Copenhagen, Portland, Brighton... To date there are over 630 citizens and a full list of them, as well as Embassies, Consulates, Ministries and other positions, and in fact everything you need to know about Elgaland-Vargaland, can be found on the website at http://www.it.kth.se/KREV From the Constitution: The Kingdoms of Elgaland~Vargaland. With effect from the 14th of March 1992, we are annexing and occupying the following territories: I. All border frontier areas between all countries on earth, and all areas (up to a width of 10 nautical miles) existing outside all countries' territorial waters. We designate these territories our physical territory. II. Mental and perceptive territories such as: the Hypnagogic State (civil), the Escapistic Territory (civil) and the Virtual Room (digital).'
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