Projects

What does it mean to be present?
Steinunn Knútsdóttir
1 February 2019 - 31 March 2019
The projects objective is to research the potential of site-specific immersive performance practice especially in regards to downscaling the aspect of production and interventions. The project deals with different qualities of presence and awareness transcending the content, methods and form. The work aspires to heighten the quality of awareness of the performance guests through minimal means
Amfi #1-4 (working title)
Saga Gärde, Lisa Nordström , Tomas Romlöv, David Gülich, Lode Kuylenstierna, Felicia Mulinari, Lone Aburas, Athena Farrokhzad, Balsam Karam, Dimen Abdulla, Kettil Kasang
1 January 2019 - 30 June 2019
The project AMFI # 1-4 (working title), deals with the question of how one with sound design and video can create a dramatic situation in a lyrical text performed on stage. The project aims to investigate the staged reading as a theatric form in order to create a new scene for contemporary drama – with monthly premieres where texts are read and dramatized through video and sound design during a two years period as a start. The intention is to draw attention to and emphasize the dramatic potential of new texts.
Athroa
Zoi Efstathiou, Egil Kalman
15 February 2019 - 22 February 2019
"Athroa" is a composition that combines an improvised electroacoustic performance with an interactive light installation. In this composition, space, rather than time, is the basis of formal organization, and the experience of the music will be embodied in the process of navigating through space and observing objects from different vantage points. The music is in counterpoint with a light installation which interacts with the sounds and musical textures in non-obvious (non-rhythmical) ways.
IASPIS residency
Ivo Vidal, Claudia Del Fierro
11 January 2019 - 31 March 2019
The IASPIS residents in spring 2019 in Malmö are Claudia Del Fierro and Ivo Vidal. The two artists will participate in the exhibition Remembering What Is: Chile’s Recent History in Film and Art which opens on January 25 at Lunds konsthall. During their residency project, they will develop their individual as well as collective work in relation to the ongoing exhibition as well as to their previous research.
Constructed Weather (part2)
Jonna Hägg
4 November 2018 - 31 October 2019
The project revolves around the weather, the force of nature and its soundscapes. The sound tracks will be based on field recordings made in different locations, mostly from Iceland and Gotland. In these sounds the power of nature is in a kind of imbalance: the sounds are threatening, vibrating, alarming and capturing at the same time nature’s great reserves of power.
Leif JF Calloiscott
Francis Patrick Brady, John B McKenna, Leif J.F. Callioscott
3 November 2018 - 1 March 2019
A presentation of original recordings and a reenactment of the little-known Swedish child psychologist Leif J. F. Callioscott. He was an experimental practice based academic whose theory of ‘Audible Transitional Objects’ places play and fantasy as crucial cornerstones in child development. At the same time, he was convinced that the fantastical, magical or “unreal” sonic elements that we are exposed to whilst young help us create a picture of reality as its polar opposite.
WE (working title)
Janne Schäfer, Kristine Agergaard
26 November 2018 - 31 December 2019
The visual artist duo J&K has been invited by IAC and Inkonst to develop their first piece for stage. The work is positioned on the threshold between fine and performing arts and will both be a performative installation and a visual play. J&K will experiment with combining and juxtaposing fragments, ritual elements and immersive participation as well as staged abstract material installations into a durational multimedia piece.
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.