Title: KSS – Konservera Sverige Svenskt (Preserve Sweden Swedish)
Teqnique/Material: (Mines)Tins of sourherring, metall needles, glue
Size: 8 x 12 cm
Teqnique/Material: (Poster) Photo prints on sheet metal, digital work, screws
Size: 100 x70 cm
KSS-installation at Malmö Museum, Sweden. Mines surrounding the moat around the old citadel. The KSS signs are situated around the ditch as well.
KSS-mine: A mine made of the Swedish, much-disputed, culinary delicacy: Surströmming (an extremely smelly fermented fish, sour herring). The fermentative process continues inside the tin until it theoretically will explode.
Poster I: A poster for the campaign KSS. Fish in the sea put in a tin, fermented, and thrown in the water.
Poster II: A poster for the campaign KSS. A volunteer keeping guard over the Swedish east coast’s air territory and the threat from anti-democratic forces under World War II.
Poster III:A poster for the campaign KSS. A skinhead on his way to trail.
Mines made from fermented smelly fish, trapped in tin jars threatening to explode. A Swedish delicacy; here an ironic allegory for what might happen if a country closes itself.
KSS was part of a larger project called Contagion/Smitta (as a social metaphor). The project: Contagion was developed by FA+ and the exhibition in Malmö 1996 was curated by Göran Christensson.