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2021-11-18
The Trip to Bothithong

 
2021-11-06
Drawings oct/nov-21

 
2021-09-23
Syd Arfika, Roadtrip till norra delen

 
2021-09-03
South Africa-Pretoria

 
2021-08-01
FIRE

 
2021-06-30
Öppen Ateljé-sommaren 21

 
2021-05-15
Licentia poetica

 
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TURNING POINT

 
2021-02-22
Drömmarnas Skönhet

 
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Dec 2020

 
2020-11-15
November 2020

 
2020-08-31
Jimi-the exhibition

 
2020-07-25
Sommaren 2020

 
2020-05-15
2020 och akvarellerna

 
2020-04-25
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2020-02-26
Februari 2020, Izmir

 
2020-02-04
Vintern 2020

 
2019-12-06
December 2019

 
2019-10-26
Kvarnen, Söderhamn

 
2019-08-28
Hösten 2019, Kvarnen

 
2019-06-10
The Prophet's Vision

 
2019-05-23
Tre projekt, tre länder...

 
2019-04-18
Tjugofem år! (25 år Konstpåsk)

 
2019-02-08
Mollbrink Art Gallery

 
2019-01-21
Projekt vintern 2019

 
2018-12-19
Fixing the Stable

 
2018-10-01
Summer 2018, Part 2

 
2018-07-28
Summer 2018 Part I

 
2018-05-18
Tallbo

 
2018-04-27
Våren 2018

 
2018-02-18
2018

 
2018-01-29
Summary 2017

 
2017-11-14
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2017-09-03
Kerteminde Art Week, 2017

 
2017-06-23
Maj och Juni 2017

 
2017-05-20
Ølgod 2017

 
2017-04-14
Eastern Open Studio 2017

 
2017-03-31
Tulipamwe Workshop, Namibia

 
2017-02-09
Red Leaves, new painting

 
2016-11-11
Konstmässa Gävle 2016

 
2016-11-08
JAKK is BAKK

 
2016-09-12
Mollbrink Art Gallery + CV

 
2016-06-10
Rånäs Slott 2016

 
2016-03-24
Påsken/Easter 2016

 
2016-03-05
Tusen Vintrar-IsskulpturFestival i Uppsala

 
2016-02-01
Kickstarter and Seven Wonders

 
2016-01-10
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Anima Mundi 2015

 
2015-08-22
Agger- exhibition pics

 
2015-07-25
Skulptur Festival-Agger, Danmark

 
2015-07-03
Magiska Rum, Rånäs Slottspark 2015

 
2015-05-31
Summer 2015

 
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Påsken/Eastern 2015

 
2014-12-03
The Neighbor.

 
2014-11-16
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Summer 2014, 3 big projects and CV

 
2014-06-06
Small Dancing Devils

 
2014-05-19
Sunday Walk

 
2014-04-17
Påsken 2014

 
2014-03-08
Ekströms Konst i Västerås 8/3 2014

 
2013-12-29
Drawings 1975-2013

 
2013-12-13
December 2013

 
2013-10-03
Mollbrinks 2013

 
2013-06-08
Danmark är dejligt!

 
2013-03-20
Välkommen till Påsken 2013

 
2013-02-15
More from the Ice Festival -13

 
2013-01-15
Uppsala Isfestival 2013 och vintern 2013

 
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Fall/hösten 2012

 
2012-08-16
MASTERS & MASKS på MOOD, Lauritz.com

 
2012-08-06
Summer 2012

 
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Spring 2012

 
2012-04-04
Påsken 2012

 
2012-02-24
February 2012

 
2011-11-24
WATERFRONT- a digital collage

 
2011-05-09
art goes Zen

 
2011-05-07
Ängelsbergs Skulpturpark 2011

 
2011-04-04
Idea Society, Exhibition Vienna

 
2011-03-03
Vernissage 26/3 2011 Mollbrinks, Uppsala

 
2011-02-14
IceEvent/Isfestivalen 2011

 
2010-12-31
Projects 2010, Activity Report

 
2010-12-28
Package Abroad

 
2010-12-08
Opening Performance Mister Sjamaan Antwerpen

 
2010-11-25
Book with remakes and samplings...

 
2010-11-16
Something old, something new and something blue...

 
2010-10-07
JAKK -works sept 2010

 
2010-08-18
Tema Schamanism

 
2010-08-02
Välkommen till Öppet Hus!

 
2010-07-26
International Plein Air Painting Workshop Plovdiv

 
2010-05-12
Biomosaik Vernissage 22 Maj

 
2010-04-29
Skulpturparken Ängelsberg

 
2010-03-30
Ice Event Uppsala Stadspark 20.3.2010

 
2010-03-06
Mardin Symposium

 
2009-12-18
Carnevale suite, Jukkasjärvi

 
2009-10-04
Smedbyn 28.9.2009

 
2009-09-20
Icehotel Jukkasjärvi

 
2009-09-04
New Works, Silkscreen

 
2009-08-28
Sommaren 2009...

 
2009-04-20
Moscow Times II

 
2009-04-19
Påsken 2009

 
2009-02-25
CV

 
2009-02-11
2009?

 
2008-12-21
Moscow Times

 
2008-11-04
De Fem Sinnena, en skulptur

 
2008-09-08
Symposium Pöchlarn, Österrike

 
2008-03-21
Påsken 2008 och tiden därefter...

 
2007-10-09
Kent Wahlbeck på Myspace & YouTube

 
2007-09-09
Kulturnatten 2007, Uppsala

 
2007-08-05
Möten i Ånghammaren, vernissage

 
2021-11-18 The Trip to Bothithong

We had been promised to borrow the old family house with twelwe rooms out in the bush, far away from everything. An old Mazda 323 from 1972 was supposed to take us there. It took some weeks to changes tyres, change the plugs, a new van belt and look through the engine.

 

Yes it started, but it was a nightmare even on the first speed bump leaving Pretoria. And the kind of stupid idiot I am, I didn’t turn back at once. We just went on, on our way to Bothithong, about 600 km north west of Pretoria. On every speed bump the engine died, up hills we were down in 30 kmh. Still we went on, crazy sure, this is Africa.

 

 

We just struggled our way to Mafekeng where we were supposed to get the key to the old house. The old yellow wreck was unpredictable and every mile was like a horror movie. Every traffic light was exciting and turning right in left hand trafic felt each time like a death trap. We survived and arrived to Mafekeng in the afternoon.

 

First visiting Florence family then going to the other auntie who had the keys to the old house. Tiisetsos father had called late the evening before and refused us the keys and it seemed for a moment we were stuck. It turned out there was a small shack we could have instead. We stayed two nights, after a real hell in total darkness just to come to the stupid place. Next day we found a new mechanic to fix the old car again. We talked to some people in the village and we made new plans, obvious we could not stay in the shack.

 

 

 

We booked a guesthouse in Vryburg and I could start to paint. Tiisetso is beautiful and she loves taking pictures and we started to think about photos just to have some fun.

 

 

So much depressing things happened with the car and then the promise that was broken by Tiisetsos father that changed everything. From now on we just improvised from day to day.

 

We stayed ten days at the Safari Lodge in Vryburg and returned to Florence, who had promised us to live in one of her empty houses. When we arrived it was load shedding, we all sat in the dark having a beer when Tiisetso starts to dance. At that time I didn't know how important dance is in this country. Everybody dances.

 

 

On our way we stopped sometimes out on the long and winding roads, bought something to drink and eat. And taking photos is always fun. Also kissing is nice. I must have thousands of pictures from these ten weeks.

 

 

Then it just started, me with my Iphone and she dancing around in the room, with or without clothes it just happened, spontaneously for fun and no plan to it. Then I put my images in Photoshop and saw what I could do to document our journey. The natural beauty of Tiisetso that shines and now we want to share these wonderful times and the story with you.

 

The color photos were taken in the little cabin in Mafekeng and the lingerie photos was taken in The Safari Lodge in Vryburg. I never worked with a model before and that is a really exciting feeling. Now having a muse make all the differance.

 

Tiisetso and I met through my artist friend Thabo, he and I met in Namibia on Tulipamwe workshop. Tiisetso and Thabo are cousins. Tiisetso and I were writing and video chating from January 2021, for 8 months until I was sitting on an airplane going to South Africa.

 

So this is our story, an old white man dating a young black woman making an art project. Having fun and working together. I probably know what you are thinking and I surely thought of it too…

 

Still.

 

Kent Wahlbeck November 2021

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