Poniżej przesyłka pocztowa od króla Leifa Elggrena, związana z (wspomnianą kilka wpisów poniżej) wenecką wyspą-cmentarzyskiem San Michele. Więcej tropów można znaleźć choćby w tym archiwalnym artykule z The New York Times, z lipca 2007 roku:
From Albania to Venezuela, there are officially 77 countries taking part in this year’s Venice Biennale, shipping in crates of their most eye-catching art. But unbeknownst to most of the thronging crowds, there is a 78th nation involved (a kingdom, to be precise), one that does not show up on any of the lists. It has no pavilion and will give no lavish party. It isn’t even showing any art to speak of. And if you look on a map of the world, you will not find it, exactly. A section of the columbarium at Isola San Michele, Venice’s cemetery island established by Napoleon. It bears the unwieldy name of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland, and they exist primarily in the minds of two dour, funny middle-aged artists from Stockholm, Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren, who felt that it was kind of silly that their country still had a king. So silly, in fact, that in 1992 they decided to declare themselves kings of their own country, one made up completely of the borders between other countries: the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea; the blue line between Lebanon and Israel; the porous line between Mexico and the United States.
In many cases their vast, far-flung territories can be measured only in conceptual terms, just as thousands of infinitesimal, invisible lines exist only on maps and in international law. Wherever borders are disputed, the lands of Elgaland-Vargaland can be measured in actual miles: its land, in other words, is no man’s land, the places that don’t quite belong to anyone. Mr. von Hausswolff, 51, and Mr. Elggren, 56, have been official representatives of Sweden at previous Biennales, but this year they decided, they said, to do something “Off Off Broadway.” They flew here this week to announce that they had officially — with no official power, of course — annexed a literal no-man’s land, the Isola San Michele, Venice’s island of the dead and most famous cemetery, established by Napoleon.

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