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  • "Hello, it's just that I'm feeling a bit alone ... and also a little drained and well ... rusted.

    You know, it's not simple for me, on these rocks all the day ... and my neck hurts like hell ... maybe I have a stiff neck ...

    Yes, I know, I'm not the Original, but I am not jealous at all; it must be so stressful being THE MERMAID, all those photos, all that constant clamour and excitement ... I am her postmodern version, with angles and curves like a Picasso creature ...

    If you'd like to pay me a visit, we could discuss all but princes: politics, art or maybe cooking. I am an expert in some delicious fish recipes. Or perhaps you consider it too improper, a kind of betrayal of my race ...

    My god, I'm talking too much, my big mouth; and also Jonathan is coming, I see him, he is approaching from the horizon ... I have to stop talking, as all the seagulls he always wants to be the centre of attention, if it were not so, he could become quite violent, and you know, his beak is rather hard ... but we could restart our conversation later, after midday; and I don't want to put pressure on you but maybe you could take me some pictures ... I would not seem too snobbish but the midday sunlight flushes my skin beautifully.

    Last thing: I want to preserve my privacy, so don't post them on Facebook or Twitter ... well, I could make an exception for Cowbird ... "

    [Stream of consciousness of the genetically modified little mermaid created by the Danish sculptor Bjørn Nørgaard, situated in the 'Dahlerups Pakhus', Copenhagen]
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