artists: Carl Michael von Hausswolff / Thomas Nordanstad
concept: Carl Michael von Hausswolff
basic architectural plans: Carl Michael von Hausswolff
architect and supervisor: Sawapat Chaiyarerk
advisary and financial partners:
Färgfabriken, Center for Contemporary Art and Architecture, Stockholm
Brändström & Stene Gallery, Stockholm
Friedrich Jürgenson Foundation
The Kingdoms of Elgaland- Vargaland
The Jürgenson/KREV Starhouse, constructed for The Land Foundation (Chiang Mai, Thailand), started as an idea after a visit to The Land in Chiang Mai 2001. It took a few years to let the concept of The Land sink into our minds and in 2003 the first outlines of the house was ready.
The eight-pointed star shaped residence platform is based on the hierarchical diagram designed in 1992-93 for the constitution of The Kingdoms of Elgaland- Vargaland (KREV), a conceptual art project by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren <www.krev.org>. This diagram is a model for an alternative way to look on present day hierarchical structures and meant to serve as an equalizer, levelling out the gap between a ruler and a people.
As a one-room house it's meant to be a place for solitude and meditation as well as an open room inviting a potential guest. It can be closed off, partly open in any direction or completely open. One person can stay or two, maybe three.
There is no electricity but a solar cell energy source might be installed to activate a lap top computer or a1485kHz radio receiver. The 1485kHz frequency refers to the radio frequency that Friedrich Jürgenson (1903-1987), the pioneer of EVP (electronic voice phenomena), used when establishing communication with "the other side" <www.fargfabriken.se/fjf/>. This house and the use of it are partly dedicated to his memory and his work.
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