Sundborn goes extreme again


When invited to Ted Hesselbom, the new director of the Röhsska Museum of Fashion, Design and Decorative Arts in Gothenburg, we were told about the Association of relatives to artists Carl and Karin Larsson, and their summerplans for 2008 at Sundborn in Dalecarlia. The Association wanted to renew the interest in everyday aesthetics by an exhibition called ”Sundborn goes extreme again”. The title struck us with amazement - what a piece of flirtation with both media and audience! We couldn´t have done it better ourselves! And we would give them what they wanted. The most extreme thing to do was to tear the place down, lock, stock and barrel. Lilla Hyttnäs, the house once given to the artist Carl Larsson by his father-in-law and the place where they were to live and work together - that’s a long time ago. But as long as you keep conserving, renewing, commenting and relating to the tradition, you’re stuck with it. To demolish it all to the ground leaves you with no choice: you have to think afresh and create something new. To invite talented architects to the site is necessary. A new Sundborn – in and for our time – will rise from the wreckage of the past.
The application for demolition is sent to the Municipality of Falun in Dalecarlia and has been properly recorded. All we have to do now is to wait. Answer to our application is due shortly after the Local Housing Committee has had its meeting, 2008-05-22.