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Ladonian Magnitudes

This is an experimentalist, gourmet poetic ‘cook book,’ full of bratwurst, currywurst, “perfect ripe tomatoes, soft white mozzarella in tiny bags like water balloons… lightly-frosted beer”– a mind feast, an epicurean smorgasbord, where, as Peter Dale Scott puts it, “vignettes of a drunken world from Europe to Saskatoon vie with a fine rendition from the Lyra Graeca.”rnrnIn 1996, Swedish sculptor Lars Vilks founded the one square kilometre micro-nation Ladonia to protect his piece ‘Nimis’ from demolition by local authorities. Inspired by the same ‘anarchaesthetic’ spirit, Ladonian Magnitudes morphs the topography where poetic imagination meets realpolitik to inaugurate “a change of dimension / not just locale.”

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