"This artist's publication was put together during a brief five-day residency at communications bureau IB&CO, Ikast - a Danish town of 23,000 inhabitants. The photographs and stories herein were gathered through the local historical archives of Ikast, the press archives of Ikast newspaper, Herning Art Museum photo archive, and contributions from people who answered my local ad ‘Danes in the Sun’. The project was organized by Jacob Fabricius and part of the 2004 edition of the art biennial 'Socle du Monde' which fosters a tradition of artists collaborating with local industries, initiated by the shirt manufacturer Aage Damgaard who invited Piero Manzoni to work there in the 1950s. Herning Kunstmuseum still has one of the world's finest Manzoni collections, including the Socle du Monde." -- artist's statement.