Projects

trapped in bio
Signe Boe
7 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
The project ‘trapped in bio’ is an interdisciplinary project including film, literature, forensic linguistics, image scan technologies and sculpture. With the starting point in a redacted detective file, Signe Boe is questioning how to write about someone without enclosing them in a description. During the residency, Signe Boe will be conducting video- and sound recordings that will become part of an interactive publication, where new digital technologies connect printed matter with film.
Con/current
Julie Østengaard
7 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
In the current sound-based work, a kinetic sound sculpture is creating acoustic sound through movement of its own material derived from motorized and disorganized movements originated in the acoustic material itself. It interacts with electronic sound in a live performance. 'Con/current' is an interchanging sound piece that blends virtual and physical sound in a virtual and physical space. The work is part of the Make Sound Residency, which will end with a public presentation.
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.
Speculative Materialism
Lou Mouw
30 November 2019 - 31 January 2020
Västra Hamnen could be seen as a perfect mirror of recent economical and societal developments. By its shift from an industrial area with the Kockums Kranen as the symbol of the city’s blue collars roots, to the most exclusive neighbourhood of the city, and with it the Turning Torso skyscraper as the new symbol of this change of identity and economy of the city. Hereby the main question is what the shift of these two landmarks tells about the urban, socio-political and economical shift in a post-welfare state environment...
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.