Artist Freï von Fräähsen zu Lorenzburg is manifesting Serene Highness # 2. This etude is part of an artistic investigation into the embodying the monarchical body as the PRINCE.
Royal Etude: Embodying Serenity
H.S.H. Prince Freï of Lorenzburg investigates what “Serene Highness” implies. Here is the first etude: “O virtus Sapientiae, quae circuiens circuisti comprehendendo omnia in una via, quae habet vitam, tres alas habens, quarum una in altum volat, et altera de terra sudat, et tertia undique volat. Laus tibi sit, sicut te decet, O Sapientia.” – … Continue reading Royal Etude: Embodying Serenity
Speculative Genealogy: Prince Samuel Haraldi 1617 – 1661
Photoshop and period paintings team up to create collages of my actual ancestors. Today I present Prince Samuel-Haraldi of Lorenzburg! Samuel-Haraldi was born in 1617 to Prince Haraldus II and Princess Märta of Lorbeering. He was married to Elisabeth Bonde af Noreld, the Daughter of the Chief of the Chiefdom of Noreld. Prince Samuel-Haraldi was … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy: Prince Samuel Haraldi 1617 – 1661
Speculative Genealogy: Märit of Lorbeering 1595 – 1646
One of my foremothers, Märit of Lorbeering, was wife to Prince Harald(us) II of Lorenzburg. She was his maternal cousin and they married against her father’s wishes. Count Laurus of Lorbeering, Märit’s father, had hopes for an even better match for his daughter, and the wedding negotiations were already close to a deal. However Märit refused. … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy: Märit of Lorbeering 1595 – 1646
Speculative Genealogy, Haraldus II 1590 – 1662
Born in 1590, my ancestor Harald(us) the second of Lorenzburg became the reigning Prince at the age of 18 when his father Simonus died of a stray bullet in a hunting accident. Harald II was a man of great learning, especially in history, literature and art. He was the institutor of the Order of the … Continue reading Speculative Genealogy, Haraldus II 1590 – 1662
Speculative Genealogy #3: Simonus of Lorenzburg 1540 – 1613
My ancestor Prince Simonus of Lorenzburg was born in 1540 and died of a stray bullet at a hunt in 1613. Simonus was very athletic and enjoyed jousting. His motto was “And best of all: God is with us” and he was a devout Lutheran. He married the five years younger Princess Merit Margareta of Lorbeering.
Prince Freï on “Finding your own Throne”
Every human being is called to find their own “Throne”. We are called to find the support for our own empowerment, emancipation and self-expression. As the Prince of Lorenzburg I believe in a possible radical freedom for every person on this planet, and it is my duty and calling to inspire every citizen to start … Continue reading Prince Freï on “Finding your own Throne”
Article: The micronation as “Narrative Artifact”
Here is a short article reflecting on (The Principality of Lorenzburg), an ongoing artistic project in Sweden. “An artifact or artefact (from Latin phrase arte factum’~ars skill + facere to make) is “something made or given shape by man, such as a tool or a work of art, esp an object of archaeological interest” Nations and national identities should be viewed as artifacts, i.e. … Continue reading Article: The micronation as “Narrative Artifact”