230 guests, a wedding, a Princess and vessel no 14

230 guests, a wedding, a Princess and vessel no 14

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Read this marvellous story of vessel no. 14 from Palma de Mallorca Spain. Thank you Ulf and Andreu! All photos by Peter Ericson.

The vessel number 14 has been on Palma de Mallorca in Spain. In the home of Ulf Bernström from Storuman, Sweden and Andreu Bover Bover from Palma de Mallorca, Spain

They are 2 gay men, 47 and 49 years. They have both their own story about beeing gay. They have similar challenges when young in their hometowns and also the process of coming out. There are definitely similarities but the law in the different home countries were different then. Continue reading

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Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

Receved this beautiful image in my mailbox this morning, which gives me a vague remembrance of something called spring and summer. Feels far away today when I look out at this snowy landscape in Tärnaby where the smoke from the chimneys rise high and the temperature is showing – 25 degress C.

No. 14/100M and almond blossoms at Santa Maria, Palma de Mallorca in Spain yesterday.

Update about Swedish embassies, Belarus and the journey abroad

Vessel no.40 and the Swedish ambassador is staying at home…

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I got a mail from the Swedish embassy in Minsk Belarus and they wrote that they have to refrain from taking part in this interesting art project due to a number of circumstances. We all know Lukashenko expelled the Swedish ambassador in Belarus in the beginning of August and Sweden’s diplomats can no longer stay in the country. The fear of human rights by Lukashenko reaches new heights, wrote the Swedish Minister of Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt on Twitter shortly after. It is countries like Belarus that really should take part of the story and work of 100 MIGRATORY so I feel sorry this glass vessel no. 40/100M, intended for Belarus, has to stay at home in Sweden. Just like the Swedish ambassador of Belarus…

However, I am happy the embassy in Russia will take care of a vessel, even if the Swedish embassy in Moscow is a closed area for the public.

So 24 Swedish embassies are going to receive a vessel of glass part of 100 MIGRATORY within the next few months – as a loan for up to half a year. Photos from the different countries and embassies will later be part of the final exhibition January – May 2014 at the museum of Västerbotten in Umeå Sweden. Several private persons will also be part of the art project, as a “caretaker” of a vessel  each.

Today I have no. 70 in the Netherlands, no.17 in Norway, no. 41 in Switzerland, no.14 in Spain, no. 56 leaving for Iceland and no. 88 for China. And I’m home in Tärnaby with vessel no.40.