Döden Dö (Surely Die)
November 4, 2006 – August 1, 2007
Viktor Rolla was a circus artist and a favourite with the girls. He was only nineteen years old when he died in a display of parachute-jumping at Mosebacke in May 1890. His body was found entangled in the remains of his hot-air balloon in the waters off Ljusterö in the archipelago the next day.
Sibel played basketball in Tensta. When she collapsed and died, aged sixteen, her club decided to honour her memory with a competition: The Sibel Basket Cup. The competition keeps her memory alive and it also helps friends and relations to live through the sadness of their loss.
There are ghosts everywhere in Stockholm! Baron von Görtz, counsellor to King Charles XII, haunts the second floor of the City Museum, while an unhappy Sofia nurse can be seen gliding through the wards of the old maternity hospital on Södermalm. On the night before Christmas the nails and hair of the kings buried in the Riddarholm Church reputedly grow through the walls.
The exhibition has been produced in collaboration with Sveriges auktoriserade begravningsbyråer (The Swedish Association of Funeral Providers). http://www.begravningar.org/