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Victor Boullet
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The Jerusalem Post, Dec 8, 2013

Israel grants citizenship to world-renowned pianist Evgeny Kissin

Kissin approach Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky a year ago to ask for his help
in becoming an Israeli.

Though living primarily in France and England, he defends Israel at every opportunity and felt that he could do so more effectively if he had Israeli citizenship.
A year ago, he approached Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky to ask for his help in becoming an Israeli. Sharnasky instantly warmed to the idea and sought the help of various ministers who were equally receptive to the idea.

On Saturday at a reception co-hosted by the Touro Restaurant and the Jerusalem Press Club, Kissin received his Israeli passport from Minister for Immigrant Absorption Sofa Landver.

In the letter that he wrote to Sharansky a year ago, Kissin stated: “I am a Jew, Israel is a Jewish state – and since long ago I have felt that Israel, although I do not live there, is the only state in the world with which I can fully identify myself, whose case, problems, tragedies and very destiny I perceive to be mine.

“If I, as a human being and artist represent anything in the world, it is my Jewish people, and therefore Israel is the only state on our planet which I want to represent with my art and all my public activities, no matter where I live.”

Kissin will give a benefit concert in Jerusalem on Monday night for the Tel Hai International Master Classes.
Victor Boullet
My name is Victor Boullet. Born 4th of August 1969. Kjelsås. Oslo.
I was brought up in a ground floor flat. Sømveien 23. Phone no 22 15 12 24

My mother and father got married and divorced at the above address.
The flat is small. The house is big. The garden is enormous for an address in a capital city.
The house was built by my grandparents they lived on the 1st floor. Hard workers.
My parents rented the ground floor flat.(bad idea)

My mother was born in Norway.

My father was born and bred in Scotland.

This is how I present myself: My name is Victor Boullet, I am half Norwegian, half Scottish.

My mother has never lived anywhere else but in this house. She would deny that and say: I’ve lived in Scotland.

My parents lived for eight months with my grandmother in Scotland. Before my parents got divorced they had only lived as a married couple with their parents.(bad idea)

My mothers mother died April 2013. My mother can no longer live in the house. This for several reasons. Including a very average inheritance dispute. I am not taking part. I live in Paris. This house is in Oslo.

This house is affection. The house is conflict.

The pain of change for the people involved cannot be resolved. Family don’t speak.
Family don’t talk. Family sits, stands, walks, exists only by looking at one another in a constantly muted manner.

Passing over threshold for the last time will be the beginning. I will not miss the house. I will not miss the neighbours. I will not miss my childhood. I will not miss my mother. I will not miss my family. I will not miss myself.

I can now live life without that retreating hole that sucks all vision. I will become me and not that shared working class behaviour that has turned into my conscience.


From here on all new thoughts are not attached to what I believed was my manufactured truth. Today I am not anchored in the dreams of others. My mind will store memory that has no communal belonging.

The house was a container. The house was storage.

I could go on forever and never…

Victor Boullet

– 31 Jan - 2nd Cannons - Los Angeles / PISSANT / Dear Richard Hawkins I apologise, but you spammed my mail out “Private Room” in June 2013 by Victor Boullet
– 21 Feb - Kunstnernes Hus - Oslo / In these Great Times curated by Francois Piron
(The Harrow The Sparrow The Sorrow by Victor Boullet)
– 21 Feb - Book Novel Launch, Oslo / Paris / LA / London (places to be announced)
SStrangling FFrozen FFlamingo + 47 22151224 a study by Victor Boullet
- written by Stian Gabrielsen

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