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7000 Lashes – Gallery Candyland

Sound installation, Gallery Candyland, Stockholm / SE, 2007


Year: 2007
Technology: pneumatics, compressor, whip
Height: 280 cm, Depth: 200 cm

The whipping machine is attached to the wall. The machine will make 7000 lashes during the exhibition, and then it stops by itself. The title refers to a present punishment in Saudi Arabia.

In October 2007 two men have been sentenced by a court in al-Baha in south-western Saudi Arabia to 7000 lashes each for sexual intercourse. The men continued to be at imminent risk of further flogging, possibly in stages, to complete their sentences.




Interview on Kulturnyheterna, Swedish Radio P1 with Martin Albinsson, 31st of October, 2007. (In Swedish)


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In cooperation with

Amnesty Stockholm, Sweden
Red Cross Center for Tortured Refugees, Sweden

Exhibit at

Candyland, Stockholm, 2007
Formverk, Nyköping, 2007
Galleri 21, Malmö, 2010
GAS Festival, Gothenburg 2010
Den vanliga människan, Sjöhistoriska museet, Stockholm, 2010
ÄGD, Sala Kungsgård, Sala, 2013
Sound of Sörmland II, Nynäs slott, 2017