The rules do not apply on all at Norwegian


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Sunday November 19th I traveled back from Copenhagen to Oslo after spending a nice weekend with friends. It could have ended as nice with boarding and just finding my seat, BUT I was stopped by a quite stressed lady handling the passengers at the gate.
Wonder if she’s been watching too much Lords of the Rings since she was going of the a Gandalf way “YOU SHALL NOT PASS!”
She thought that the bag with my tax-free stuff was to big. I was ordered to sent it. I explained that it was tax-free stuff , including bottles and that the shop didn’t have big enough bags for the calendars… I was told that I only could take one piece of luggage onboard. Do I need to say that while we talked people enter the plane with several tax-free bags, suitcases and handbags, some of them passing us with more than 4 pieces of hand luggage?
I took the bottles out of the bag and put them into the shoulder bag, only leaving the 3 chocolate calendars in the bag which could easily be folded around the calendars so it was much smaller.

shoulderbag 2

The shoulder bag with bottles and some clothes…

I wanted to enter and was stopped again. I had been told to send that bag and I wouldn’t get through before she got the back and put it to be sent… Nope, I’m not kidding… Wished I was… It ended up with 3 Kinder chocolate calendars be sent with the checked in luggage… (3 calendars with a weight of 182 g each, like this one)
I actually was quite angry, since also after I finally got on board people still were allowed on board with suitcases, handbags and tax-free bags. I spend the time on the plane to write this to Norwegian:
“I’m wondering about the logic of the following: I traveled with Norwegian from Copenhagen tonight and traded gifts in the tax-free shop (Kinder-Advent Calendars) and 2 other chocolates I want to give away. Also bought something sparkling wine. The tax-free store did not have big enough bags for the calendars, so I chose to put everything in a plastic bag, which I accidentally had at the bottom of the shoulder bag. At the gate I was told that this bag had to be sent since it was a little bigger than usual hand luggage. I explained that there were duty-free things in it and that I had to change the bottles over the shoulder bag to make sure they did not break. I was told to do that. As a result, the bag was actually much smaller than hand luggage, read a little big plastic bag.
Nevertheless, I was told that I was not allowed to bring it in even though it had fit well next to the shoulder bag under the seat in front of me. The staff at the gate seemed stressed and absolutely not willing to listen to it. She said I could only carry a handbag with me . I then went on board since I realized she did not change her mind.
On board I witnessed that people came on board with suitcases so.
Is larger than usual handbag in addition to tax-free bags and a small handbag as well. I really wonder the logic of this.
Why are there any passengers who carry larger than allow handbags in addition to several other things they wear, while others do not get 3 chocolate calendars onto the plane?
I travel a lot and often with shoulder bag I used today both with Norwegian and other airlines since I know it easily can be put with tax-free bags under the seat in front. I have never been stopped and told that I can not bring tax-free goods because I’m only allowed to have one pieces of luggage on board?
I think this is reasonably unbearable. I understand that there is a need to reduce handbags on fully booked aircraft, but I have to say that this seems arbitrary and with little context. I mean that in this case it should be such that large suitcases can not be included in addition to another handbag and bags either.
Or is it that when the tax-free shop does not have big enough bags, it’s better to take things loose under your arm instead of collecting them in an alternative bag?
I look forward to getting an explanation. At the same time, I thank you for answering in advance and for having a new blog post as well as starting point for philosophical theme next week’s teaching.
I just hope that the calendars will survive the transport. Otherwise, you have a new complaint with a claim for compensation.
With not very friendly greetings
Anny Langer
for Langer Yoga”


Until today, almost 1 month later and after sending several e-mails Norwegian still hasn’t answer to any of my mail. To be honest – I’m pissed….


Sinte, hvite middelaldrende menn.


Kvinner har opp igjennom historien blitt synlige ved at menn har definert dem.

De har vært sine menns eiendom, grensene for kvinners handlingsrom er blitt satt av menn, av menn, av menn. Man har latt seg snøre inn i trange korsett, blitt nektet stemmerett, egen inntekt, fratatt retten til å bestemme over egen kropp, blitt bedt om å trippe rundt som kaniner med ører på hodet og dusk på stjerten, jeg kunne holde på i evigheter.

Allerede på 1700-tallet begynte det å buldre da de kvinnelige overklasse-salonger tok tak og begynte å snakke om at kvinner også var tenkende vesener og ikke bare pynt på sine menns jakkeslag for å ta oppmerksomheten vekk fra alt disse mennene ikke var. Ibsen lot sin Nora forlate mann og barn, og Strindberg mumlet om frihet mellom to elskende. Og så begynte man etterhvert å si: Bak enhver suksessfull mann står en sterk kvinne…

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Election in Germany – bitter aftertaste


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Yesterday…. Sunday 24th 2017…. Germany’s population voted for a new government.
82,8 Million people are living in Germany. 61,5 Million were allowed to vote. Around 75 % used their right to vote for a new government.
I’ve been living in Norway since 1994 and this year was the last time I could vote for a new government. When Germany votes for a new government in 4 years from now I’ll lived to long abroad. I won’t be allowed to vote anymore. So of course I voted for “the last time”. I thought with all the things happening in Germany, Europe and the rest of the world it was kind of even more important to use my right to vote.
Nationalism, populism, racism, war, terrorism, etc. How could I not use one of my possibilities to race my voice?
There are still countries where people can’t vote free. There are still countries where woman are not allowed to vote.
In Germany woman got the right to vote on January, 19th 1919. That’s less than 100 years ago…
So why are I’m writing about the German election this year? Because the result upsets me. It makes me sad, angry, scared. I have to admit I cried last night when the results slowly ticked in.
Because of one number…

5 877 094 is the number. That’s the number of voters who voted for AfD (Alternative for Germany) in the German election…
Please chew a bit on this number before I explain….  5.877.094
That’s more people than the population of the German capital Berlin (3.515.473). That’s almost as many as there are living in Bagdad, Iraq (5.672.513) and a little bit less than in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (6.023.742). These numbers are from 2014, but were one of the better lists I found… It’s just to have something to compare the number with.

For me living in Norway this number compared means:
The number of inhabitants in (whole) Norway as of January, 1st 2017 was 5.258.317.
In the parliamentary elections earlier this month there were 3.756.300 voters throughout Norway. Think about it …. Chew a bit on these numbers…
5.877.094 more than all of Norway’s population.
There are quite a few more people than were voting at their last election ….

There are a total of 5.877.094 people in Germany who voted for a party in the government elections where key people say that they:
a) Will hunt for government regardless of who the government becomes.
b) who will take back the people and the country (Germany for Germans)
c) will close the external borders and defend them with weapons against refugees: men, women and children
d) want to pursue a policy as different as possible as today’s democracy
e) Muslims and other non-Christians do not belong in Germany
f) that the German military did an excellent job during World War I and World War II and that this should be honored
g) will abolish Germany in its current form
h) Changes do not occur through speech, but iron and blood
i) Democracy means that there is one Nation ruling, not several
j) The term Nazi should be a positive expression again
k) People with different cultural backgrounds are liked as soccer players but not welcome as neighbours
l) believes that Breivik (Norwegian terrorist) became a mass murderer of pure despair over culture-induced
m) that the family consists of man, woman and child and that gender differences should not be thematized through gender ideology
n) counteract the reduction of the original population
o) Children of immigrants can not ever become German citizens due to ancestry principles
p) Europe must consist only of souvenir states (abolish the EU)
q) that when you do not have financial resources, unemployed people have to get the opportunity to sell their organs to earn money
r) German leadership culture instead of a multicultural society based on values ​​from Christianity and antiquity.
Do I need to continue or understand why I’m “little” more than “somewhat worried” about this party having entered the government? This is not a small storm in a water bottle that is soon over ….
The rise of nationalist societies is high in Europe, including the Nordic region.
There are processes that are similar to processes in the 1930s.
This party has received 94 (!!!) seats in House of Representatives. For comparison, the environmental party has 67 seats…. The SPD now out of government cooperation has 153 … Not so very much more than AfD …
That Nazi are NOT an option the world has seen before …

So maybe you now realize that I’m walking around and am sorry, frustrated, scared …
And I thank all those people who went out on the streets in Germany to demonstrate against AfD ❤ ❤ ❤  Watch here! (German language)





Oslo Open 23. april 2017


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Langer & Sæther deltar på Olso Open 2017

Åpne atelierer og utstilling I Dælenengata 4, 23. april 2017

Oslo, søndag,  23. april 2017:  Oslo Open arrangeres på østsiden av byen. Jeg deltar også i år sammen med Merete Sæther på Oslo Open og inviterer til åpne atelierer og utstilling i kunstnerfløyen i Dælenenggata 4 fra kl. 12.00 til kl. 18.00.

Oslo Open er Norges største kunstfestival og gir publikum mulighet til å se kunst i kunstnerens atelier. Under arrangementet åpner 350-400 av Oslos kunstnere dørene for publikum. Det er duket for en intensiv helg full av unike kunstopplevelser og mulighet for å delta på arrangementer som Åpne Atelierer, Barnas Oslo Open (BOO!) Guidede Turer samt en rekke utstillinger arrangert av og med byens kunstnere.
Oslo Open har årlig rundt 9000 besøkende, er åpent for alle og har gratis inngang.

Både Merete og jeg har deltatt på Oslo Open før. I år deltar vi for siste gang fra våre atelierer i kunstnerfløyen. Atelierene skal bli kontorer og som for mange av Oslo kunstnere betyr det at vi må finne seg nye virkesteder.
Årets Oslo Open blir derfor både en mulighet å vise frem kunsten vi har skapt gjennom flere år i kunstnerfløyen, og avskjedsmarkering fra de gamle atelierene.

Fra utstillingen i Köln 2016

Fra utstillingen i Köln 2016

Jeg jobber med jobber for tiden med to prosjekter:
Tegneprosjeket “After work there is reality” er tegninger som viser scenebilder fra danse- og teaterforestillinger og stilleben.
Det andre prosjektet er mixed media malerier med motiver fra tribal-dans.
Jeg stiller ut fotoprosjekter fra de siste årene i fellesgangen som fotografier fra Kerala, India.

Bildet til venstre ble tatt i forbindelse med KalkKunst i Köln 2016 der “Künstler ohne Grenzen” stilte ut i Integrationshaus.



Merete Sæther jobber for tiden med to uttrykk.
Den ene serien er bilder som viser hvordan aldringsprosessen kan fremskyndes på stål plater. Og hvordan en helt ny fargerik og røff verden kan dukke opp når rust møter maling.
Den andre serien er mer i startfasen og består av flere elementer fra tekstil-, plast- og maleverden som settes sammen til mixed media uttrykk.

I fellesarealene blir det utstilling med fotografi, tegninger, malerier med forskjellige medier, mens det i atelierene vises arbeidsteknikker og works in progress.

Det blir tegnebord for små gjester og lett servering.

Exhibition with “Künstler ohne Grenzen” in Cologne 


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​In September KalkKunst will be arranged , and “Künstler ohne Grenzen” is part of the event for the second time. 

My contribution will be 6 photos from Kerala, India.

To read more follow the link.

Künstler ohne Grenzen 

Kjære sønn


Jeg har lyst til å gråte mens jeg skriver dette, kjære sønn, til deg og til alle Norges sønner. For Nettavisen skriver om nye festivalovergrep i Sverige og Dagbladet skrivet at de i Gøteborg vurderer egne kvinnesoner på festival. For at vi skal være trygge. For at vi, mødrene deres, søstrene deres, konene deres og døtrene deres, skal kunne lytte til musikk med vennene våre, uten å bli utsatt for overgrep. For at vi skal kunne gå hjem uten å bli voldtatt. For at vi skal kunne være ute, sammen med dere, uten å se oss over skulderen og tenke på om skjørtet er langt nok.

Kjære sønn, jeg sier nei. Jeg sier nei til egne kvinnesoner på festival. Jeg sier nei til egne svømmetimer for jenter. Jeg sier nei til egne skoler og egne klasser og egne parker. For det er ikke utsatte kvinner som er problemet. Det er…

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Langer Yoga and Langer Art


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I’ve been quite busy with a lot of projects so far this year. One of them has been to start Langer Yoga and to find a place to have my own classes. 🙂
Now my website for Langer Yoga is ready, and the I’ve got plans for classes and workshops this autumn.

My art website has also been changed and the next art project will be the KalkKunst 2016 with Künstler ohne Grenzen.

Hopefully I’ll soon find time to do some more writing again 🙂 🙂 🙂

Have a great weekend!