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Client: De Volkskrant
Project: 'Robinsonia'
Country: Netherlands
Year: 2006

Dutch newspaper de Volkskrant have a section on their website called Oog. Each week an artist contributes something based on news or current affairs.
This, my second piece for Oog, invents a nation, The Kingdom of Robinsonian Antarctica. Choosing the only piece of land on the planet not claimed by any nation (a slice of Antarctica), I wanted to make something that touched on several issues: the scramble for oil, global warming, tourism, Olympic bids, and the promotion of a nation amongst other things. I installed myself as king of this nation. Which is kinda nice, thank you very much

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