I walk on a muddy street, followed by a hissing goose. Suddenly a silver colored Mercedez labeled “D” for Deutschland drives by. The man driving the car turns out to be the goose´s former neighbor. He´s nowadays a German citizen but is here on a temporary visit. The goose takes off. In this country there is oil, gas and fertile land. It is an industrial country and young people often speak two or three languages . So why is it that the people in Periam leave their town , why can´t they realize their dreams here? After all, in the 1800s, this was the Land of the Future – America in the east.
An excerpt from the book, No I´m from Borås, written by Ola Wong.
Exhibited at Galleri Kontrast and at JMK in Stockholm, Sweden in 2002.