Gentrification and Lenin

A clear sign of gentrification
in our neighborhood
was when Lenin
moved across the street
He had been on our roof
since the fall
of the soviet union.
We used to have great
sunset parties
by his feet
When our building was sold
to a real estate developer,
the old owner took Lenin with him

Now he stands on a roof
on Norfolk street
still keeping a check on
Wall Street

You can see him if you stand on
Houston and look south
spara frpn Annas sida
We are very few of the old tenants left
and we no longer have
Lenin-sunset parties
on our roofIMG_2746

Fifteen minutes of fame – times three

In 1992
I made
a very short film
five minutes long:
A Woman’s Point Of View During Sex

It was quite a success
won prices in Monaco
and Uppsala
I was interviewed
and it was sold to TV
in several European countries

A simple idea
You see the sex-act from
a woman’s point of view
The ceiling
And then the floor
and a woman’s
hands holding on to a sink
while the camera is moving.

You get the picture…

You will soon be able to see it
At the Swedish Film Institute’s
online library.

I tell you when.

And that was my
15 minutes of fame  nr.1

Now to
15 min of fame nr.2a

I wrote a novel
In Swedish
We had the book release
at the NK department store
in Stockholm.
That felt very special.
NK beskuren
If you click here you can read about it
if you like.

And 15 minutes of fame nr.2b
was when the book
was translated to English
and we had a book release
party in New York.
The Black Cats NYC
were playing
This is how happy I was
at the end of that

Now – I just got back from the
bookstore at the
Museum of Modern Art
in New York
and that is my
15 minutes of fame nr.3

Robert Carrithers
and Louis Armand
has put together
this book
“Citiy Primeval
New York, Berlin, Prague”
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and a piece of my writing
is in it
with photos
Page 225 – 229
It is for sale at the
MoMA Bookstore.
Imagine that.

This Friday Nov 10
there will be a book release
with performances
at Howl! on 1st street
Please come !!!

So those were
my 15 minutes
of fame
times three

I am sure you
have had your
15 minutes of fame
Please tell me….