The National Anthem Orchestra is a collaboration between Jon Brunberg and Annika Drougge. The orchestra's first and only performace took place at the art event Skåne Social Art Forum - Utopi Station, at Stora Torget in Lund, May 7 - 9, 2004, which was curated by Caroline Lund.
During four days The National Anthem Orchestra, equipped with keyboard, electric guitar and percussion, improvised to pre-recorded national anthems from every country in the world. One set, in which all anthems were played once, lasted four hours. Four sets were completed during the weekend.
A documentation video of a full-scale experiment of the architectonical proposal for a Polynational War Memorial which was produced for the exhibition Loss/Förlust at Wanås in 2008. Read more about the project: at war-memorial.net
On January 19, 2002, the first Utopian World Championship Gala was held at Gallery Enkehuset in Stockholm. At this event an american who posted his entry under the pesudonym T.R.O.Y. was announced as the first champion and handed a check for 1000 USD. This is a short docuentation video from the gala night.
The Utopian World Championship is a multidisciplinary and process based art work in the form of an open, competition in utopian thinking. This competition, which has been run twice since 2001, has attracted scholars, authors, artists and political activists from a broad range of disciplines, and from all corners of the world, whose common ground is to try to formulate answers to the question how we can define and create the perfect society. The participants have contributed to the competition with essay about their visions and those have in turn been judged by a jury composed of laymen and experts in political scence and utopism.
Appearing in the video are:
The members of SOC.Stockholm: Jon Brunberg, Annika Drougge, Pernilla Carlsson, Anna-Lena Lundmark, Johan Malmström, Tobias Sjödin and Karin Willen.
Two of the jury members: Sverker Sörlin and Bo Södersten.
The special guest: Sven Olof Wallenstein
And the first UWC champion: T.R.O.Y.
Read more about this project and download the winners' essays at utopianwc.com
'19 years' was produced for the exhibition 'Changing Matters' at the Museum of Nature History in Stockholm in 2008. It displays over 1800 events in more than 500 places, in chronological order, from 1989 to 2007, on a black and white political map. These events were popular mass-protests, such as demonstrations or rallies, where several thousands of people took to the streets in protest.
This is a cropped, low resolution video preview of the work. The original work consists of a Flash application, in which the animation is created programmatically on-the-fly with actionscript and xml, which means that it can easily be updated with new events. The Flash application is also used when the work is exhibited.
The data was collected from the internet, predominantly from news websites, and most notably from the New York Times' online archive. The database is available at jonbrunberg.com/19y, where you'll also find notes on my definitions, links to the sources and texts about the work.
The animation was programmed by Marc Bjersbo Asp.
Group exhibition, Ballroom Marfa, Marfa, March 2 - July 8
19 years + one tool for measuring power
Solo show, Moderna Museet, Stockholm. February 25 - March 21, 2010.
Changing Matters-The Resilience Art Exhibition
Group show, Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet in Stockholm, April 12 - Sept. 7, 2008.