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A man looks at an aquarium full of blood. Animation. Carolina Sandvik
The Expected
Carolina Sandvik
August 5th - September 27th
'The Expected' is a stop motion animated short film with an estimated length of 15 minutes. The plot revolves around a couple and a failed pregnancy. The imagery and themes are heavily influenced by genre cinema, such as body horror and psychological thrillers. A fairytale and a slow-paced relationship drama set in a confined domestic space where loneliness and violence are equally threatening.
The Tactilist
Mariella Louise Otto
August 7th - September 27th
'The Tactilist’ is a video installation, departing from the 1921 Manifesto ‘Il Tattilismo’, written by fascist, futurist and poet F.T. Marinetti. Considering Marinetti’s ambivalent subjects of intimacy, touch, violence and ‘the imaginable’ – Mariella Louise Otto uses the futurist ideology as an example of the endless possibilities and powers embedded in language and poetry, as well as a tool for exposing current tendencies within the socio-political.
Transmediating meaning
Audio guides for visually impaired visitors in art museums
September 1st - December 31st
‘Transmediating meaning’ analyses audio guides as complex transmedial formats with multiple media shifts: Visual objects, sculptures, paintings, etc., are translated into spoken text whose characteristics, perceptions and readings differ from the ‘original’. An examination of these differences is crucial for the democratic application of audio guides for different visitor groups such as visually impaired visitors that are widely excluded from the art discourse.
Hans Carlsson
September 21st - October 26th
Hans Carlsson’s project is Hestia’s story about herself. It is based on a written monologue, where a bitter and neglected goddess tells about the self but also about the history of the home from antiquity to the present day. She does this to remind us that myths and rituals invade the idea of domesticity also in our present time. In addition to a study circle open to the public at IAC, 'Hestia' takes the form of an exhibition at antikvariat Anti in Malmö.
Malmö Gallery Week 2020
Open house at IAC
September 24th - September 27th
IAC is no ordinary showroom. In our daily work, we rarely meet an audience, but a house full of artists who develop, test, and produce innovative projects in the fields of art, music, theater, and dance. This year's Malmö Gallery Week is a unique opportunity to see artists live at the IAC as we open the doors to a wider audience. You are invited to experience new art projects from Lena Bergendahl, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Mariella Louise Otto, Carolina Sandvik, Mads Kristian Frøslev, Duo Hellqvist/Amaral and Sunset Provision Choir.
Duo Hellqvist/Amaral, Disobediences in Sound
27 September 2020

‘Disobediences in Sound’ is a musical exploration of the convergence between noise and resistance. Noise as a sonorous image that refuses a pre-established (musical? social?) order and that proposes other (utopian?) spaces of aesthetic experience. The project will take the shape of a concert and will be developed through a series of workshops. In addition, it will feature parallel events such as talks, panel discussions as well as an audiovisual installation of the Norwegian video artist Bodil Furu.

From Soul to Other
Martine Flor
September 1st - November 28th
This project seeks to investigate technology and its influence on reading and narration in the construction of a coherent and autonomous self. Departing from a Lacanian understanding of language, it seeks to trace the impact of a digital Other on subjectivation: what would the impact of a digital Other completely indifferent of its subjects be? An Other that lacks what is fundamentally human, such as temporality, death and empathy? An Other that repeals the distance between self and market necessary for critical judgment?
Jihad Jane Bootcamp
Johanne Marie Aagaard Laache
October 5th - October 11th
'Jihad Jane Bootcamp' is a performative investigation into radicalization seen through the lens of self-orchestration and body worship. Laache will, during her week-long residency at the IAC, film and produce a series of videos in the style of follow-along exercise videos on youtube that over time become increasingly ardent and militaristic. In this work, Laache explores the extremities of deference and devotion through a fictional fitness-influencer, Jihad Jane.
Instrumental Bodies / Make Sound Residency
Lars Kynde, Soeine Bac
November 9th - December 4th
Danish composer and inventor Lars Kynde and Canadian visual artist and dancer Soeine Bac meet in the Make Sound residency to explore their shared interest in integration of sound and movement. They will together transform the space into a large mechanical acoustic instrument-body of strings and steel, which Soeine Bac will explore in relation to her own body by dancing inside it and altering the timbres with her body weight.
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Red Plague / Make Sound Residency
Julie Nymann and Signe Raunkjær Holm
December 7th - December 20th
‘Red Plague’ (working title) explores the displacement between a live performance and the echo thereof. The title refers to the social phenomenon of ‘dancing epidemics’, especially the incident in 1518 which came to be known as the ‘Dancing Plague of Strasbourg’. This epidemic started when one woman came out of her house and suddenly started dancing, and several hundreds of people joined in.
Brewer & Blennow
and 365 days
November 11th - November 15th
Working in the field of performance and contemporary dance, Sanna Blennow & Elise Brewer incorporate sound in their movement practice as a way to think around and create dance and performance from another angle. By developing and executing exercises where they drain our vocabulary of words, investigating the connection between gestures and spoken word, they are scattering, shifting and peeling off what makes sense in a speaking and communicative body. This creates a playground where fantasy is invited, and also where new ideas can expand and unfold.
An Image of What You See
Lena Bergendahl
December 1st - November 30th
‘An Image of What You See’, is an ongoing video project that reflects upon seeing, creating and mediating images through the perspectives of technology, economy, politics and geography. These questions are visualised through an interview with a director, talking about a film in the making. The project is an attempt to visualise the structure of technological mediation, where layer upon layer of information interact with each other.
Changing soundscapes
Jonna Hägg
January 1st - December 31st
During the last months Jonna Hägg has been listening and observing the soundscapes of different islands, recording a lot of sound from these places. At IAC she will continue processing the collected material, create new soundscapes inspired by her observations of how we no longer can differentiate between natural and manmade sound environments. “Natural” nature sounds and manmade sounds are always mixed together, wherever we are.
When Knowledge is not enough
Making sense of our climate futures with artists
February 3rd - February 7th
A symposium programme with lectures, panel discussions, screenings, installations and performances. The aim of the symposium and surrounding programme is to show how artistic research and artists today are looking for new ways to engage with and make sense of our climate futures. We all know what is at stake and still surprisingly little is being done to challenge our clear but nonetheless dark scenarios. So how do artists produce new knowledge or new sense of what we already know?