TITLE Wikiland 23 June 2017 /
Sunny 16 Rule


AUTHORS Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
Johannes Wahlström
DESIGN Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
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”On 19 May 2017, the Swedish prosecutors dropped the investigation into rape accusations against Julian Assange and applied to revoke the European arrest warrant. On Swedish Midsummer, 23 June 2017, when the case was dropped, Källström and Fäldt visited Assange in the Ecuadorian embassy in order to take a portrait of the man who had put Sweden in so much lime-light. On the longest day of 2017, they used the sunny 16 rule, which in photography is a method of estimating correct daylight without a light meter, to catch a frame of the man whose week in Stockholm seven years earlier was no longer of interest to the Swedish state.” Excerpt from introductory text by Johannes Wahlström Wikiland 23 June 2017 / Sunny 16 Rule (2017) is the third part of the Wikiland project. It was presented for the first time in exhibited form at Unseen CO-OP in Amsterdam, September 2017. The Wikiland Project (2011-2017) Since the autumn of 2010, when the Swedish authorities issued an arrest warrant for the prosecution of Julian Assange, the publisher of Wikileaks, until May 19th 2017 when the investigation was dropped, Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt have been following the Swedish case in its almost seven-year life span, a case that wound up taking many unexpected turns leading up to the Ecuadorian embassy where Assange took his refuge in 2012. See also Wikiland, 2007-07-12–00:59:46 (2014) and Wikiland 24-25 February, 2011 (2011) Save as PDF

TITLE The Last of the Lucky /
You Can’t Always Get What You Want
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AUTHORS Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
Johannes Wahlström
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The Last of the Lucky / You Can't Always Get What You Want

In the spring of 2014, Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt travelled from the US to Cuba in the spirit of visiting the country before it would change. They had brought along analogue camera film that they feared was damaged by the x-rays of the security controls, so they went searching for new film.

In the streets of Havana, they accidentally ran into one of Fidel Castro’s former private photographers. He took them to a camera shop, where despite the general lack of photographic equipment in the city, there were three rolls of film bearing the inscription “Lucky”. The salesman handed over the rolls and said: “These are the last rolls of Cuba.”

In march of 2016 US president Obama visited Cuba and Havana would witness a free concert by the rock band The Rolling Stones. The concert, featuring the 1969 hit song “You Can’t Always Get What You Want”, was, some were convinced, the symbolic concert of change in the Americas.

Meanwhile, a little known senator from the state of Vermont in the United States took the lead in opinion polls for the presidential nomination to the governing











the US Democratic Party, and at the same time the main candidate for the Republican Party, seemed to be losing the nomination against a real-estate tycoon known for promoting US financial protectionism and political isolationism.  

With cruise liners once again mooring the Havana harbor, US artists gearing up for further concerts, and US airlines taking flight reservations to the Island, the American spring seemed to bring much anticipated change to the Western hemisphere.  

In the spring of 2016, author turned couch photographer, Johannes Wahlström set out to document the change manifesting itself in messages sent over the US social network Twitter leading up to the US presidential elections later that year.

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Photographs and editing by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Text and research by Johannes Wahlström
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64 pages with 32 color plates
& 120 pages with 101 Tweets
29.7 x 41.7 cm
& 14.8 x 22 cm
Full color UV offset
Soft covers and craft paper case with silkscreen printing
Unstapled & stapled
Edition: 500
ISBN: 978-91-980069-9-5

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TITLE 25 Lemon Trees,
No Gardeners
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AUTHORS Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
Kajsa Ekis Ekman
DESIGN Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
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25 Lemon Trees, No Gardeners

In 25 Lemon Trees, No Gardeners, Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt follow up on the media depiction of the Greek crisis, a continuous project first published by B-B-B-Books in 2011 (Europe, Greece, Athens, Acropolis).

In the summer of 2015, Källström and Fäldt happened to travel along the decision making of the so called Trojka - the European Commission, the International Monetary Fund and the European Central Bank, and the meetings that started off in Brussels on June 23rd, continued to Berlin and subsequently lead up to the bailout referendum held in Greece on July 5th.

The vantage point for 25 Lemon Trees, No Gardeners is a fake news story concocted by some of the major European news outlets. The headlines exclaimed that the Evangelismos Hospital in Athens had 45 employed gardeners but no garden and this came to be a perfect metaphor for the reasons behind the Greek economic crisis, and presumably Greek wastefulness. The truth of the matter however, was that the hospital indeed had no garden, but neither did it have any gardeners. Upon closer inspection, it did however have 25 lemon trees. (...)

Photographs by
Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Final art by Mane Radmanović
Text by Kajsa Ekis Ekman
Text editing by
Johannes Wahlström
Design by KK+TF
(first made for EGAA by 1:2:3, 2011)
Edited by KK+TF
48 pages with 46 black and white plates
20.5 x 30.5 cm / 8.1 x 12 in
Black and white offset
Soft cover and case
Stapled
Edition: 300
ISBN: ISBN: 978-91-980069-8-8

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TITLE Who is Salt?
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AUTHORS Johannes Wahlström
Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
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Who is Salt?

A tough female action-hero finally updating the modern role-model that our children so desperately need. Or maybe a figment of imagination that an artist has interlaced with contemporary social critique. But then again, perhaps merely a product of the Military Entertainment Complex.

So, who is Salt? This question is waiting to be posed to the hundreds of millions, through writings on the walls, through whispers between friends, on our ways, and in the comfort of our homes.
But we, we have preceded it. This is Salt.

A Project by Johannes Wahlström,
Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt and 1:2:3
Text and research by Johannes Wahlström
Photograph by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Design by 1:2:3
22 x 15,5 cm acrylic case
32 pages
B-B-B-Books #11
ISBN: 978-91-980069-6-4
Publication date: November 2015
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TITLE Village
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AUTHORS Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
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Village

Village explores a complex web of language politics of Canada and the very format of a photobook.
Language is both means for communication and a platform for politics in Canada. Especially in Quebec, where a forgotten layer of indigenous linguistic history lies. Klara Källström and Thobias Fäldt explore this delicate legacy employing the use of documentary photography. It includes using the photographic caption in a conceptual way and locates the project within the history of subjective documentary, especially quoting Robert Frank’s famous The Americans in its references.
In its core Village is a document of certain time and place, thus by extension a project of documentary photography. Between the politics of language and acuteness of vision, Village suggests layers of conflicting meanings on its apparently two-dimensional surface.

Introduction by Paul Paper. Complete text is found in the PDF.

Village has been granted distribution support from the Swedish Arts Council hence it is available at all Swedish Public Libraries. It was nominated at the Swedish Photobook Award 2015 and at the Photobook Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles in France 2015.

Photographs by
Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Design by 1:2:3
256 pages with 121 color plates
240 x 300 mm / 9.4 x 11.8 in
Full color offset
Hardback / Clothbound
Edition: 500

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TITLE Wikiland
2007-07-12 – 00:59:46
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AUTHORS Klara Källström
Thobias Fäldt
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Wikiland 2007-07-12 - 00:59:46

After 2011, the work on Wikiland has continued and the time span has changed to 2007-07-12–00:59:46. The project now revolves around the leakage by whistle-blower Manning of a so-called gun-camera-video from 12 July 2007, when Reuters Photographers and civilians where gunned down from an Apache helicopter in Baghdad. The publication of the material by Wikileaks in 2010 shocked the world, but the focus from the event soon changed thereafter. In 2013 the topic was raised again, but then as a narrative element in the Hollywood production “Fifth Estate“ (Touchstone Pictures / Disney, 2013). 00:59:46 is a moment in this movie where the boundary between a real and a fictional person (Julian Assange / Benedict Cumberbatch) seem dissolved.

Wikiland 2007-07-12–00:59:46 was released during NY Art Book Fair
at MoMA PS1 in September 2014

Photographs by Klara Källström & Thobias Fäldt
Design by 1:2:3
Edited by KK+TF
32 pages with 29 color plates
Tabloid 29 x 38 cm / 11,4 x 14,9 i
n Poster 59 x 95 cm / 23.2 x 37.4 in
Cardboard box 20 x 30,5 cm / 7,8 x 12 in
Edition: 250
ISBN: 978-91-980069-4-0
Publication date: September 2014
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