Projects

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.
I’m out of order until further notice
Lisa Mårtensson, Lotta Fahlén, Manel Ruiz, Esmeralda Ahlqvist, Eira Fråjdh, Paria Hellas
1 November 2019 - 16 November 2019
Lotta Fahlén, Lisa Mårtensson and Manel Ruiz are collaborating to create 'I'm out of order until further notice', an immersive audio performance the deals with theme stress related brain damage and fatigue. Its is based on Loljuds (Lotta Fahléns) coming music album 'The Phases' and one of the first collaborations the trio does. The project aims to investigate the relation between sound and action/reaction and how sound encourage the body to function and behave and vice versa.
Drawing Music
Ann Rosén, Lotte Anker, Sten-Olof Hellström, Jakob Riis, Jørgen Teller
4 November 2019 - 8 December 2019
In ‘Drawing Music’ the goal is to develop a work that breaks free from standard concert formats and timeframes. The idea is to explore different aspects of time and spatiality, allow the music, musicians and score to occupy space and freely move around in all dimensions. To give music spatial shape and give sound physical qualities such as size, weight, texture, surface and color.
fungal network / rhizomatic network (working title)
Jaleh Negari, Felia Gram-Hanssen
21 October 2019 - 17 November 2019
During their Make Sound Residency, Felia Gram-Hanssen and Jaleh Negari will research, develop and explore the process of translation and transformation from one medium to another. As a starting point they will take off from the phenomenon of fungal networks. Inspired by this phenomenon they will examine the relationship between different aspects of interdisciplinary approaches, understandings and sharing in the arts.
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.
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.