May 14, 2019
The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland
The notion of the nation state
Elgaland-Vargaland (KREV) is an art project by the artists Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren. It’s self-proclaimed kingdom, functioning as a play with the notion of the nation state. Founded on the 27th of May, 1992, the realm consists of the geographical, mental and digital boundaries of the world; polar areas, the Internet, the World Sea and the area between all states borders.
The Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland
K.R.E.V. Royal Chamber 1993
With effect from the 14th of March 1992, we are annexing and occupying the following territories:
i – All border frontier areas between all countries on earth, and all areas (up to a width of 10 nautical miles) existing outside all countries’ territorial waters. We designate these territories our physical territory.
ii – Mental and perceptive territories such as: the Hypnagogue State (civil), the Escapistic Territory (civil), and the Virtual Room (digital)
On the 27th of May 1992 at 12 noon GMT, we proclaimed the state of Elgaland-Vargaland.
Founder of Elgaland: Leif Elggren
Founder of Vargaland: CM von Hausswolff
October 14th 1992 in Stockholm, Sweden (amended September 1998 and October 1999)
One – The Kingdoms of Elgaland and Vargaland form the state of Elgaland-Vargaland which is an autocratic monarchy and is ruled by one King.
Two – The King is the personal model and Ideal of each citizen and shall be so respected.
Three – The King’s power is dictatorial and unrestricted.
Four – The King is superior to all religions, present and future.
Five – The Materialisation of the King in the World (hereafter MKW) is Leif I and Michael I.
Six – The pursuit of each citizen’s personal model and Ideal is taken on her/his/its own initiative through MKW, the channel between the eternal highest and the individual, or a direct contact between the citizen and his/her/its personal model and Ideal.
Seven – MKW are founders, instigators, missionaries and by this MKW own the substitutional power and copyright over the secular administration of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland and of the states symbols. The above mentioned powers do not extend to powers over the individual citizen.
Eight – Every citizen owns unrestricted power over his/her/its own life in harmony with his/her/its personal model and Ideal.
Nine – The hierarchic diagram of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland.
Ten – The state of Elgaland-Vargaland is sovereign, inviolable and eternal in times and spaces.
Eleven – The state of Elgaland-Vargaland permanently strives to expand its territories in time and space.
Twelve – The physical territory of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland is described as all borderlines between all existing states and areas at sea (a width of not more than 10 nautical miles) that border all existing states’ territorial waters, now, earlier, as well as later, on earth.
Thirteen – The state of Elgaland-Vargaland strives to abolish its physical territory and in so doing seeks:
a) unification of earth to a single state
b) expanding the physical territory of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland by means of repeated and fractal division of all other existing states to the territory of single individuals.
Fourteen – The mental territory of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland is classified as three areas:
a) The Hypnagogue Condition
b) The Escapist Territory
c) The Digital Virtual Room
Fifteen – The embassies and consulates of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland are occasional territories, to give comfort and courage, and to function as a homecoming place for its citizens.
Sixteen – Every citizen has a right to:
a) freely have one’s existence at one’s own command.
b) freely exist in all territories.
c) reside in all territories.
d) his/her/its Ideal.
e) freely move around in the hierarchic order.
f) everything and more.
g) the inbetween.
h) nothing and less.
i) take water over head.
j) interpret the constitution so that it benefits the state and its citizens.
k) a passport.
l) double citizenship.
m) defend and expand the state of Elgaland-Vargaland.
n) go forth and multiply.
o) practice his/her/its own religion.
p) eternal life
Symbols of state
Seventeen – Flag
Eighteen – Large coat-of-arms
Nineteen – Small coat-of-arms
Twenty – National Hymn
Twenty-one – Regalia: two crowns, two sceptres and two apples.
Twenty-two – The motto is “Det Finns En Kula För Varje Konung” (“There is a Ball for Every King”).
Twenty-three – The National Day is May 27th and Kings Day is October 14th.
Twenty-four – Every individual owns, by his/her/its own force, the right to citizenship in the state of Elgaland-Vargaland. Any individual who works on behalf of the welfare of Elgaland-Vargaland will be eligible for citizenship. Citizenship cannot be inherited or transferred.
Twenty-five – The currency of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland is the Thaler. Bank notes as well as coins are to be produced only via authorisation by MKW.
Twenty-six – All state incomes shall be employed to further benefit the expansion and development of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland.
Twenty-seven – Distribution of state incomes is conducted by MKW.
Twenty-eight – Production of other enriching goods is to be authorised by MKW.
Tourism, Defence & Food
Twenty-nine – Foreign citizens shall be at liberty to conduct tourism in the state of Elgaland-Vargaland.
Thirty – “Tourism” means to fully enjoy the territories and travel peacefully within the territories of Elgaland-Vargaland.
Thirty-one – All gates are open.
Thirty-two – Foreign citizens that use the state of Elgaland-Vargaland in other ways than outlined in articles 29 and 30 will be outlawed until said citizens’ actions of direct benefit to the state of Elgaland-Vargaland are deemed sufficient to redeem their lost status. The MKW alone shall determine the value of said actions.
Thirty-three – The defence of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland consists of all citizens and their various skills, physical as well as psychological. The defence of the state is to be expedited with and by all possible means.
Thirty-four – The national dish of the state of Elgaland-Vargaland is pasta in sunflower oil, tomato ketchup and crushed garlic with basil.
Thirty-five – The national drink of Elgaland-Vargaland is Vodka and Cola.