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Has the world ever…

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Has the world ever been changed by anything save the thought and its magic vehicle the Word?
[Thomas Mann]

SOLD

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

SOLD in 2017

In 2005 a painting-project was carried out despite the fact that the Minister of Art really doesn’t like to paint… And being a bit color blind also makes it a bit of a chore to paint.

As soon as “Artist” is mentioned in a conversation the question “Oh, so you’re an artist, what do you paint?” seems to be inevitable. So finally I thought to myself… “darnation, I have to make a painting”. At the same time my car needed a paintjob and I had been thinking a bit over a project an old Hero (Warhol) made once for BMW. He painted a car (litteraly) so finally I found a painting project I could come to terms with. It was carried out for the Eslöv Biannual 2005 and was called “Warhol Replica“.

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The old faithful that had been serving the Minister for many years (since 1990), first as a car and then as both car and art-piece – a SAAB 900 Aero mod 1987 with a 225 bhp 2-liter turbo engine. The new owner is a true SAAB-connoisseur and the Minister was glad to see the little gem end up in the care of a gentle SAAB owner.

 

HopArt in Ukranian TV

Thursday, October 26th, 2017

This summer the Ukranian film-team of “Head or Tails” visited Sweden and Ladonia. They took a long tour along the Swedish west-coast and ended up in the fair Ladonian Summer and was guided around Ladonia by the Minister of Art & Jump, and even watched him perform a HopArt jump.

At 29 min the visit in Ladonia starts, but it’s well worth the time to look through it all and among other things see one of the program leaders try the Swedish delicatessen “Surströmming”

 

Einstein and the bomb

Monday, October 16th, 2017

Einstein and the A-bomb

Robert Anton Wilson

Ladonian Exclave, true enclave in Sweden

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

Today, 2017-10-12, it’s our great pleasure to proclaim the Ladonian exclave of Palmagården.

It is the farm and it’s little land where the Ministry of Art is situated since the fall of 2003.

It is also a celebration today, since Ladonia today reached 20.000 citizens.

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Knighthood

Tuesday, July 11th, 2017

The Biggest news from the Hamburg and the G-minus-20 summit this weekend was the important Knighthood of The Minister. So now it’s Sir, not just Minister.

 

Ladonian Order

The quote says: “Adhibenda est in iocando moderatio”. (One should employ restraint in his/her jests).

hOPaRT hAMBURG!

Saturday, July 8th, 2017

hamburg

Finally. A jump in Germany is at last!

The Minister will perform a protest jump into the Elbe during the G-minus-20 summit hosted by Die PARTEI in Hamburg today. The first HopArt-jump ever in Germany!

Summit include treaty signing with the natives, and other important matters! Stay tuned.

 

The universe comprehends

Wednesday, July 5th, 2017

Carl Sagan said that humans are the mechanism by which the universe comprehends it’s own existence. It must be wailing in despair right now. (Trump as President)

When was the applaud invented?

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

Have you ever thought about when the applaud was invented? I sure have. And looking into it made me flabbergasted. Did you know that no one knows for sure about when the invention of the applaud was made?

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So what is an applaud? Well everybody knows that. But if you’d put it into measurables; An applause has three fundamental characteristics:
Strength: Intensity of the applause
Pace: Clap repetition speed
Length: Time the applause persists

According to these characteristics, the applause can be classified into the following categories: Booing, Absence of applause, Weak, Collective, Intense, and Ovation.

The age of the custom of applauding is as I said uncertain, but it is widespread among human cultures. The variety of its forms is limited only by the capacity for devising means of making a noise (e.g., stomping of feet or rapping of fists or hands on a table). Within each culture, however, it is usually subject to conventions.

The ancient Romans had a set rituals at public performances to express degrees of approval: snapping the finger and thumb, clapping with the flat or hollow palm, and waving the flap of the toga. Emperor Aurelian substituted the waving of napkins (orarium) that he had distributed to the Roman people for the toga flapping. In Roman theater, at the close of the play, the chief actor called out “Valete et plaudite!”, and the audience, guided by an unofficial choregus, chanted their approval antiphonally. This was often organized and paid for.

Similarly, a claque (French for “clapping”) was an organized body of professional applauders in French theatres and opera houses who were paid by the performer(s) to create the illusion of an increased level of approval by the audience.

In Christianity, customs of the theater were adopted by the churches. Eusebius says that Paul of Samosata encouraged the congregation to indicate approval of his preaching by waving linen cloths (??), and in the 4th and 5th centuries applause of the rhetoric of popular preachers had become an established custom. Applause in church eventually fell out of fashion, however, and partly by the influence of the quasi-religious atmosphere of the performances of Richard Wagner’s operas at the Bayreuth Festspielhaus, the reverential spirit that inspired this soon extended back to the theater and the concert hall.

Turk i burk

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Läste att Turkiet nu stryker läran om evolutionen ur sin läroplan… Därmed är landet lika stängt som en konservburk. De har redan stängt av Internet och installerat filter så att man inte ska nå misshagliga sidor som Facebook, Wikipedia eller nåt annat. Snapchat och Twitter också, antagligen. Fast det sistnämnda frälser dem iofs från idiotiska tweets från Donald Duck, Trump menar jag.

Men deras vetenskapsmän i framtiden kommer att bli jävligt förvånade om de kommer utanför Turkiet nån gång och får se vad resten av världen sysslat med de senaste 200 åren… “Åh fan, det var det jävligaste, det hade jag ingen aning om!”