21 avril 2008


CUNODER existed between the dates of 18-20 April 2008, superimposed on the city of Malmö, Sweden. With the folks of C.CRED


Jesper CEDERBERG (documentation of node 12)

Ola & Kajsa invited us to to their house for a meeting.

Jesse brought a 33cm2 copper intaglio plate to the meeting.

In the midst of our sill and akavit tasting, we decided to make a "map" of our country using this plate.

The method chosen was to place the plate on Ystadvägen in Malmö for two beer units of time. Cars ran over the plate. We drank our beers.

Jesse picked up the plate and emphasized certain points by dropping a knife onto the plate. It was then passed around with a burin and we sketched in the lines of relations we saw between the marks on the plate.

Serendipitiuosly, the size of the plate roughly corresponded to a map of Malmö. Jesse tranferred the information using transparent sheets and overlayed our marks onto the map.

Thus we decided to explore our territory the next day.

The enhanced map of the Malmö area contained roughly 16 circled areas, we made a visit to 12 of these on the first day, then shared our observations through text and photos. We followed rather closely the lines from the copper plate .
the following nodes were visited:
1. terrain vague near the intersection of Lönngatan & Rolsgatan

2. 46 Idunsgatan, homes

3. behind Lönngatan & Lantmanngatan a woodshop
4. Torekovsgatan housing blocks
5. Betania Church
6. back of the main police station

7. Södergaten baggage store
8. Malmö Central Station

9. Bagars Plats A parking with maintainence building and metal sculpture (national instrument)
we played this and Carl recorded our national anthem (along with other field recordings).
10. Repsl.gatan & Långg.gatan historic homes district

11. Slottsparken south of the Kommendantbron between the canal and a lake.
Jesse & I shared a picnic here.

12. Pildammsparken near Tubo.gatan & Roskildevägen north of the northern lake

We then realised the "nodal" qualities of our country and thus came up with the name in our discussion that evening.
The name comes from the table of elements sign CU for copper and Noder which is Swedish for "nodes".
We chose five of the spots to explore further the following day.
13. a Cherry Tree near 45 Dammfrivägen and the ajoining "greenspace" next to a high rise housing complex.

raising the flag (2nd Version) at the cherry tree

For the most part CUNODER has been documented primarily with text.
The country is more about observation than occupation.

As more texts & photos become available, they will be shared, or linked to, here.

The terrain vague: for some, the node with the most potential, for others a sad, surveyed terrain.
A monument to CUNODER, built during its final moments.

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