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The little missing mermaid

September 11, 2012

In 2010, the little mermaid went on a long journey. She, and her stone was sent all the way to Shanghai in China, to be displayed in the Danish pavilion during expo 2010. From April until November  Danes and tourists in Copenhagen was met with this screen, a live transmission from the exhibition, made by chinese artist Ai Weiwei.


Wikipedia about the little mermaid

The Guardian about the story

Wikipedia about Edvard Eriksen, who made the little mermaid in 1913

Story about the arworkt (in Danish)

H.C. Andersen fairytale “The little mermaid”

8 Comments leave one →
  1. September 11, 2012 12:34 pm

    She certainly has traveled! What an innovative solution that was to replace her virtually during her trip to the expo.

    • September 11, 2012 5:22 pm

      It certainly was. Allowing the mermaid to leave Denmark, caused many discussions, but she is safely back on her stone again. 🙂

  2. September 12, 2012 2:56 pm

    What an intriguing story – and so relieved she is safely back at home now. Denmark without the Little Mermaid would be unthinkable.

  3. September 12, 2012 8:58 pm

    Genius! It was such a good idea to share her, and to show a live video feed of her during her sojourn in China is inspired.

    • September 16, 2012 10:52 am

      Imagine how it would be to explain all this to the artist Edvard Eriksen, in 1913… 🙂

  4. September 19, 2012 3:44 pm

    I have small souvenir from it in our home.

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