21 juin 2012

A best of from 2012

The Temporary Nations Project was in high activity from 2007-2008 and finally was made up of ten documented nations. The project has gone on to become part of other projects, to be more of a link between the past and present, but is useful in establishing an understanding of current projects.

Upon looking at this project, I feel that it is neccessary to ameliorate the context of the nations. and so, Will update this soon with an annex and links. thank you for reading.

26 juin 2008


NULITHIQUE 27 juin - 29 juillet 2008
Ferme de Kervic
Névez, Finistere, Bretagne, FRANCE

04 mai 2008


Citizens :
the shadows of
Christian SCHLOH
your shadow can become a part of this nation, if you wish so, send your shadow in the same manner of the shadows above to this contact email.

Schattenland is a nation composed of shadows. The nation was defined in Berlin Germany on the 28 of April 2008. We each have the right to declare that our shadows are citizens of this country. We document our shadows and capture the shadow structures in drawings and photos. We make shadow puppets to entertain our shadows. We tell time by sundials. Our shadows are dependant on us, we take care of them but they have a life of their own. Our bodies act out the movements necessary for our shadows to live and make their place in the world. When the sky is grey or during the night we have different relationships and our shadows exist in different ways. The shadow of the earth is what surrounds us and we are thus dependant on our shadows.
The sun is very important to this country as are all light sources.

Schattenland arrived from a discussion of Germany, and the feelings that many Germans have about being German. There is also a large question of being European, and how this is also something to think of. In the last one hundred years Germany has had a difficult history. Perhaps SCHATTENLAND can heal the wounds of the past and present an all inclusive canvas for all people living in the world.

26 avril 2008


It is the time when all the numbers are the same. It was a little nation that existed for one second on the 24 April 2008 in Oslo, Norway. All we did was say "youp !"
Ingeborg AARSAND

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.