Projects

Changing soundscapes
Jonna Hägg
1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
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.
Way Forward Touch
Cecilia Bengtsson
19 February 2020 - 9 March 2020
Cecilia Bengtsson creates art experiences for audiences and participants where she explores relations between humans, sounds and sculptural objects specifically focused on the concept of letting go. At IAC she will work with her project ‘Way Forward Touch’, where she works with visually impaired people creating workshops where participants explore sculptural objects and sound relations together.
Intonal Residency
Sebastian Mullaert, Nathan Larson, Subchamber Ensemble
20 January 2020 - 15 March 2020
The project is primarily a collaboration between the electronic musician Sebastian Mullaert, Inkonst and Malmö Live concert hall. With a world premiere at Intonal 2020 at Malmö Live, the project, which lasts over 1.5 years, wants to develop new methods for the combination of electronic dance music and classical music. The first part of the project is concerned with building the right ensemble, the second part is dedicated to the creative process and the last part aims at the completion, promotion and premiere of the work.
Elisabete Finger, Manuela Eichner
Elisabete Finger, Manuela Eichner
1 December 2019 - 29 February 2020
Elisabete Finger (choreographer) and Manuela Eichner (visual artist) work together since 2015 mixing techniques and principles from choreography and collage. Their research evokes a certain “political ecology of things and people”, proposing other logics and organizations for this ensemble. Their artworks problematize the certainties and contradictions of what is generally taken as organic and artificial, natural and cultural.
An Image of What You See
Lena Bergendahl
1 December 2019 - 31 March 2020
‘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.
Automatic Prophecies
Nils Ekman
20 November 2019 - 31 March 2020
The project will explore computer simulation, both as an artistic medium with the ability to generate complex forms and as a technology able to envision processes of becoming, revealing the creative potential of matter and energy. As simulation is used in scientific modeling to predict the development of real-world emergent phenomena and in engineering for design optimization, the project will look at how simulation is used both as a prophetic medium and as a sculptural tool.
Brewer & Blennow
Sanna Blennow, Elise Brewer
11 November 2019 - 15 November 2020
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.
Critical Dialogs
Christine Antaya, Matthew Rana
15 June 2019 - 31 December 2020
‘Critical Dialogs’ is a contemporary art podcast that will investigate the latent potential of the podcast format to support critical dialogue and innovative forms of art criticism. ‘Critical Dialogs’ will explore emergent approaches to and forms for art criticism that are enabled by today’s media landscape and changing public sphere. Pilot episodes will take the form of conversations among professional art critics on topical issues such as decolonizing/queering art criticism, and the ethics of critique.
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
1 August 2015 - 31 August 2021
Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir has been the artistic director of Nordic Affect since its inception in 2005. Believing that the exciting things happen "in the connection" Halla Steinunn’s work with the ensemble has been a tour de force when it comes to collaborative relationships with composers, visual artists, and producers. Furthermore she’s brought the spotlight to women’s role in music history, leading to projects such as HÚN/SHE which was broadcast by the European Broadcasting Service in 2015.

With degrees from The Royal Danish Academy of Music and Indiana University School of Music, Halla Steinunn now holds a PhD position in artistic research at Lund University, in a time where the divide between creator and performer is being questioned in theoretical writings and in practice.