Curator, Royal armory, 2003-2004
Participants: Johan Hallsten (singer) & Sune Mattias Emanuelsson (composer), Mattias Hartwig (ex. cavalerist) & Jonas Knutsson (mucisians), Bjarne Hjelde (psychiatrist), Janna Holmstedt (artist), Pia Nordin (dancer) & Satu Tuomisto (coreograph), Victoria Reynolds (artist), Anders Rosén (medical doctor), Helen Stockfelt (priest), Michail Stockfelt (engineer), Jeffrey Vallance (artist), Eva Wistedt (silver smith)

About Min skattkammare
Who owns the history and what kind of stories can it tell? The art scene penetrates one of Swedens most prestigious historical institutions in the exhibition
Min skattkammare. And then, non artists penetrate the art scene. 13 representatives for different activities will look upon our history from their perspective in this exhibition. The historians view is only one view, the artists view is only one view.
/Po Hagström


Mattias Hartwig, ex cavallerist & Jonas Knutsson, musician
Future Music for the Royal Guards

The Royal Guards are responsible for the protection of the Royal Castle. It is one of the largest tourist attractions of Stockholm, has been active since 152 and it is easy to guess that it will exist also in the future. But how will their music sound in the future?
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Bjarne Hjelde, psychiatrist
About weapons and the ideologies of war

”Krigets ideologi knytter an til kulturarv och vapenteknologi, och krigets ideinnehold vil skifte i samspel med den teknologiska utveklingen. Et viktigt skael til krig har varit klyften mellan rik och fattig. Lat oss se hur det kanskje børjade.”
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Janna Holmstedt, artist
I’m the king!

When Gustavf III was a child his teacher Carl Gustav Tessin ordered a cart for him. It could be pulled by two goats but the young king was not allowed to play, not even with his younger siblings. So what was the puropse with the gift? Was it ever played with? When the artist Janna Holmstedt grew up she and the other children played with their small bicyces. Janna Holmstedt often playde horse with her. She adorned it and petted it. And for the Royal Armory she built a real royla horse for her own.
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Nina Kristoffersson, airbrush artist
If then was now

Airbrush artist Nina Kristoffersson spent a lot of time with the old wagons in the Royal Armory. The wagons, all adorned with the most important, symbols representing the royal family of Sweden. But if they were adorned today, in a time when the royal family represent themselves through thousands and thousands of photos? The wagons would probably be adorned by the portraits of the family themselves. Nina Kristoffersson hence made her suggestions for present time wagons.
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Lauri Pappinen, wine producer
The first Chateau Wine of Sweden

Once upon a time the cellars of the Royal Castle of Stockholm was used for storing wines and spirits. And during the ages when Sweden was one of the largest countries in Europe, some of the wine that was stored there, were certanly produced within our extended boarders. But never has there been a Royal Chateau wine in Sweden – untill when Gute vin made one for the exhibition Min skattkammare.
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Pia Nordin, dancer & Satu Tuomisto, choreographer
What about a ball at the castle?

”Det var en bal på slottet i ett underbart väder
Hon fick ej gå hon hade varken skor eller kläder”
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Victoria Reynolds, artist
The Coronation Ox

The painting is displayed near the coach used in the overwhelmingly opulent coronation ceremony of Lovisa Ulrika and Adolf Fredrik in 1751. As the procession returned from the coronation ceremony, the Master of Receipts threw coronation coins to the crowds, who were regaled with wine and the traditional coronation ox, which was roasted whole and stuffed with chicken, turkeys, geese, and other animals. Similar to the coronation coach, this ornately framed painting, entitled "Oxtail Rosettes," relates to the opulent decoration of the coach. catalogue text >>

Anders Rosén, medical doctor
The king is dead!

The installation ”The king is dead” illuminates the phenomenon psychosis from a power position. The attribute king is used to symbolize that desirable position. In his inner world, the patient Gustaf fantasizes that he rules a kingdom that he has nabed ”Sweden”. catalogue text >>

Helen Stockfelt, preist
Memory vespers for all the victims and the perpetrators of the war

This vespers is in the memory of all the men in the war, fathers, fiancés, husbands, friends that never got to live their lives among their loved ones. Never got to develope into the persons that God had intended. And men that were abused to commit terrible crimes. Murdurs and wrong doings they would never have commited if they had not obayed orders. catalogue text >>

Michail Stockfelt, engineer
Alternative History of Engineering

As an engineer with love for Science Fiction, a lot of possibilities opens up in this project, with its ”What if”-perspective. So – what if we found out how to use oil from the mountains before we learned how to use ore for steal? How would the early rifles been used under the rule of King Karl XII if it as made of plastic and operated by steam? catalogue text >>

Jeffrey Vallance, artist
Royal gifts

The installation show a series of correspondences concerning gifts that I gave to King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria. To the King and Queen, I gave a specially embroidered Royal Blue Towels. To the Crown Princess, I gave a distinctive embroidered Royal Pink Towel and Regal Velvet Pillow. catalogue text >>

Eva Wistedt, silver smith
Victorias wedding crown

Earlier crowns for kings and queens were like stories in themselves. They told of power, riches, heritage and possessions. Through a language of symbols the crowns communicated this to those that would be concerned. These days, these that information is communicated in other ways and the crown can be designed for other purpouses. catalogue text >>

Johan Hallsten, singer & Sune Mattias Emanuelsson, composer
Livrustkammaren ur ett akustiskt perspektiv (The Royal Armory from an acoustic perspective)

”How do you make a place to tell its history with music? We have created a musical peice out of Livrustkammaren with song and electronical music.” The peice is based on the very sound and resound of the architecture of the Royal Armory. Since the musical peice is made out of the resounds, it can be said to consist rather from the sound of the rooms, than our sound.
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