Projects

An Evening with Astad
Astad Deboo, Rani Nair
1 June 2017 - 30 June 2017
“An Evening with Astad” deals with ideas of dance history and archive between two continents. As dramaturg Kate Elswit puts it: "The (Rani/Astad) duet is a biographical dance. But it is not just the biography of one of the two performers, Astad Deboo, as narrated in dialogue with the other Rani Nair; it is also a biography of contemporary Indian dance.

The rehearsal process works through a combination of interview, movement, and reflection, to excavate and curate a series of possible scenarios, and the ultimate selection that is shared differs from night to night. What happens onstage is an intimate look at a spectacular performance artist—“I’ll let you in on a trade secret,” Astad promises—that at the same time offers glimpses of a much largerscale history that has yet to be written.” The research is part of Rani Nair’s residency at MARC and the performance will premiere in August in Kivik.
BLAST FROM THE PAST
Cecilia Sterner, Hans Appelqvist
29 May 2017 - 19 June 2017
BLAST FROM THE PAST - a three step film and sound rocket

These works explore our loss of memory and inability to get the big picture. And the humor and sometimes sadness of it all. It plays on the fact that humans have not been around that long compared to some other species and natural phenomena, the speed of forgetting and remaking of mistakes. How sweet memories can reoccur as only memories - long gone reality.
Unsettling – a guided meditation to the sea
Julia Giertz, Lisa Nyberg
15 May 2017 - 29 June 2017
Giertz and Nyberg come together for a work that deals with unsettling and de-centering by the means of meditation. A voice guides the listener through an awareness exercise, where one's body is soaked into the sea, and the rhythm of one's body is disrupted by a call from the deep. There is an element of ”soft cohesion”, a persuasiveness of the voice, guiding the listener to dispossess the current reality, falling into another rhythm, to be possessed and unsettled. In the process there is also space for negotiation and resistance.
Lågan vs Nålsögat
Hans Carlsson
1 May 2017 - 17 September 2017
Lågan vs Nålsögat takes as its point of departure two films: Lågan from 1973 by Sandell Film AB, and Nålsögat from 1975 by Jan Troell. The two films ​ depict everyday life at the ship building company Kockums in Malmö from fundamentally different angels, and can be said to highlight two conflicting perspectives in how to reach social justice and better living conditions for people present in the political debate in Sweden and many other countries during the 20th century: one claiming that social progress has to be pursued within the realm of work, and the other that the realm of production will never make any real progress toward humanitarian emancipation possible.
Konvergens
Annika Nyman, Fabio Monni, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov, Rafael Pettersson, Agnes Wästfelt
18 May 2017 - 16 September 2017
Konvergens is a sound piece in which meeting, crash, convergence, relocation and negotiation are in focus.In a broken chamber game for two actors, one soprano and one electro-acoustic musician, we ask what meetings - wanted and unwanted - carries. What is identity and what happens when one party is prepared to renegotiate its identity "too much"? Where are the boundaries of the territory and is it possible to let someone step in and renegotiate the rules within one own’s borders? What responsibility for the meeting may be required of man? May conflict and difficulty be allowed to be inside this meeting or must the meeting be painless? Is it even possible to talk about the meeting without an experience of violence through definition and generalization?
Vietnamese words and music
Luong Hue Trinh , Katt Hernandez, Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö
14 May 2017 - 23 May 2017
In May, Inter Arts Center and the Malmö Academy of Music are visited by Luong Hue Trinh, an important voice on the electronic music scene in Hanoi, who will be working with members of The Six Tones and PhD students in the program for artistic research. This is her first visit to Sweden. The program on May 16 holds versions of a composition for recitation and instruments by Henrik Frisk featuring Nguyen Thanh Thuy.
Installations at IAC during Intonal
Anne de Vries, Christian Skjødt, Mark Fell , Hassan Khan
28 April 2017 - 5 May 2017
The installation programme has become more integrated and prioritized in the Intonal programme. For the third edition of Intonal we happy and proud to be able to present four installations with Anne de Vries, Christian Skjødt, Mark Fell and Hassan Khan.

In the Black Room we present Anne de Vries’ video Critical Mass: Pure Immanence. In the Annex on the third floor, Christian Skjødt is developing a new installation piece during his two months residency at IAC, through the Make Sound programme. Mark Fell was in residency at IAC in the Fall of 2016, and is also developing a new installation, for the White Room. And last but not least Hassan Khan is putting together two installations in one, outside the entrance to IAC and the Mazetti House, a light and sound/clapping piece.
Third edition of Intonal
Holly Herndon, Toresch , Lena Williken, Beatrice Dillon, Ghédalia Tazartès, Grouper, William Basinski
27 April 2017 - 30 April 2017
For the third consecutive year, Inkonst and Inter Arts Center present Intonal festival in partner-ship with CTM and Unsound. As ever, Intonal celebrates musical expressions off the beaten track – from exciting journeys into sound to experimental club music and energetic live perfor-mances. And artist talks, screenings and video and sound installations are integrated even deeper into the festival program this year.

The festival has been broadened even further this year, both in terms of developing the actual programme and taking on the city of Malmö itself. The heart of Intonal will of course be Inkonst and IAC but we’ll also branch out towards Värnhemstorget to the east and the Pildamms Park to the west, where a graceful church and a former water tower respectively will serve as tempo-rary venues for the festival, linking old architecture with new music.
Oceanic
Julia Giertz , Marie Topp
24 April 2017 - 26 April 2017
In Topp and Giertz coming research “Oceanic” the focus will be on the notion of the Voice, and in this case the Female Voice. Our interest for the female voice started when we realized that we ourselves carry a great prejudice against the female voice. By cultural programmed instinct, we tend to cringe when a woman speaks in public. There exists a problematic idea that the female voice easily gets too piercing, too shrill.

In “Kropslig kunst” the Danish academic U. A. Jørgensen presents the idea that when a woman speaks, what she says is filtered through her female body, but when a man speaks he is speaking on behalf of the universe. The female voice then, is often found to represent the specific subjectivity of the woman who is speaking, whereas only the male voice can carry an objective message.

Following this train of thought there is a general scepticism against the female voice inscribed into our culture, in every single one of us, embedded in our own bodies. We wish to explore this issue through a collaborative choreographic and sonic practice.



Christian Skjødt
Christian Skjødt
1 March 2017 - 30 April 2017
Artist and composer Christian Skjødt has been awarded a two-month stay at the IAC in the spring of 2017, where he will have the opportunity to further develop his artistic work dealing with phenomenological studies manifested as sound installations.

In the end of his residency he will present a new sound installation at Intonal Festival in April.
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi
8 February 2017 - 13 April 2017
Ndikhumbule Nqginambi is holding a IASPIS grant as the guest of Malmö Art Academy, February to April.

Ndikhumbule Ngqinambi’s dazzling landscapes are restless beings.They seem to rumble with the weight of a charging army, or the resonance of a thunderous sky. They are things in motion, the gestures captured within them always moving, departed but not yet arrived, running and tumbling in a vast no man’s land between past and present, dreams and reality, promises and disappointments.
WeLog
Lovisa Perman, Robin N Spegel, Annelie Horáková Eriksson
13 February 2017 - 3 April 2017
WeLog is a project created by Lovisa Perman, Robin N Spegel and Annelie Horáková Eriksson. It explores how to make performing arts available for an audience through both a physical experience and an online-experience at the same time. Our performance explores the theme of identity through different perspectives, packaged in three episodes, 30 minutes long each. The episodes are live edited and live streamed to youtube in the form of v-logs (video blogs).
Bombina Bombast
Emma Bexell, Stefan Stanisic
9 January 2017 - 5 March 2017
Bombina Bombast are continuing their residency at IAC in the spring of 2017. The focus is to explore the performative uses of virtual reality technologies and the radical potential of VR to present perspectives and narratives where audience agency and embodiment are unconditional parts of the storytelling. The aim is to develop methods for the artistic process with focus on diversity in representation, and explore audience experience.
RA, or re: the Whole
Hanni Kamaly
1 November 2016 - 31 December 2016
“RA, or re: the whole” is a project centred around the confrontation of the self and the Other, by introducing the object as interchangeable of either elements and as the border between the two. The object is given a narrative that playfully oscillates between historical and fictional representations while constructing a physical concept of humanisation.
Blind Spots
Woodpecker Projects
17 September 2015 - 17 September 2015
In light of the current situation where an increasingly heated political climate is shaping the rhetoric and discussion concerning migrants and refugees – we wish to investigate the agency of art and artists working with these matters or within related fields.

The symposium Blind Spots will explore a number of different artistic practices operating in a social and political context over two days. In order to expand the critical perspectives, practitioners and institutions in the Oresund region as well as transnational agents are invited to contribute with their perspectives in relation to art and migration. The focus will be on questions concerning inclusion/exclusion, activism/art, empowerment/representation and the artist's role when working in political contexts. The symposium is also an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with practitioners in the field of art dealing with migration through different approaches.

The symposium is organized by Woodpecker Projects and artist Maj Hasager in collaboration with Inter Arts Center and Malmö Konstmuseum.
Polifonia Liquida
Alessandro Perini
26 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
The work involves a series of 8 independent audiovisual systems (arranged as two groups of three and five), each one composed of a sound actuator (a contact speaker capable of inducing vibration into surfaces) and a point light source that passes through a water-filled plexi plate and projects the vibration-induced shape modifications of the water surface on the wall.
LEIF HOLMSTRAND´S ONE YEAR RESIDENCY
Leif Holmstrand
9 December 2015 - 15 December 2015
About a year ago Leif Holmstrand was invited to do a one-year residency at IAC. There were no plans or fixed expectations, other than the expectation of endless possibilities, of artistic adventures and experiments. During the year Leif Holmstrand has intervened in IAC newly renovated and sterile environment with his garbage installations, an organic text/newspaper wall piece, readings, performances and generously curated a video programme at our entrance. But before we end our formal residential collaboration, we hope you will join us for a last event – a happening, installation and book release, that somehow wraps up Holmstrands activities of the past year here.
Shut Up ‘N’ Play!
Stefan Östersjö, Kent Olofsson
6 November 2002 - 14 October 2010
'SHUT UP 'N' PLAY! Negotiating the Musical Work' is a piece of artistic research that attempts to merge artistic practice, qualitative research methods and critical analysis in a project concerned with contemporary performance practices, and specifically how these practices are created and transmitted in the interaction between composer and performer.
Acousmatic Lab
Carina Ehrenholm, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Katt Hernandez, Sten-Olof Hellström, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov, Mats Lindström , Fabio Monni , Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Lise-Lotte Norelius , Kent Olofsson, Alessandro Perini , Jakob Riis, Ann Rosén, Jörgen Teller
2 January 2017 - 31 January 2017
Acousmatic Lab is a month-long event with concerts, seminars, workshops and development work on the art of sound diffusion. It will all take place in the White Room at IAC where an Acousmonium – a loudspeaker orchestra of 40 speakers – will be set up.
ARVTRYK
IKI, Åkervinda, Katrine Hoffmann, Maria Sloth, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov
3 December 2016 - 3 December 2016
ARVTRYK is a collaboration between two nordic vocal ensembles IKI and Åkervinda, as well the design duo Katrine Hoffmann & Maria Sloth and stagedirector Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov.

The resulting 10-voice choral performance and experimental visual universe come together to embrace and explore the mystical, dark and sometimes dissonant vibrations that linger beneath the neat and polished nordic surface.
The Nymphs are Departed
Martine Flor
15 December 2016 - 18 December 2016
The Nymphs are Departed (A Material Molt) is a performative installation, made in-situ, concerning the fine line between creation and destruction, a body in crisis and a need for a precarious reinvention of issues regarding body, nature and identity. A Nymph is a both a mythical free-spirited female figure who animates nature, often the watery element, as well as a concept in biology describing a pre-molting stage, when some creatures, in particular insects and reptiles, are shedding skin or exoskeletons in order to grow.
Chorus
Rune Søchting, Kristoffer Akselbo
1 March 2017 - 31 March 2017
Chorus is a process-based artwork that includes elements of performance and installation. The project explores an idea of the statue as a social and processual phenomenon determined by the individuals that relate to it.

The project presents different voices that are oriented towards the statue as a possibility. Among them is a choir similar to the one found in the antique tragic drama. Through an ongoing work at the IAC the project aims to develop an impersonal voice of a contemporary choir and through that a possible statue.

The project concludes with an event on March 31, but one can encounter elements of the artwork throughout the project period at the IAC.
Thanatos
Martina Tomner , Ida Höög
28 November 2016 - 4 December 2016
From late November Martina Tomner and Ida Höög will be at IAC working on the project Thanatos, an experimental chamber music drama exploring the dark side of the human psyche - aggression, destructive urges, everything that is popularly referred to as “evil”. The performance involves four musicians, each of whom will be playing a theatrical role and expressing their character through music and movement on stage. The music is partly precomposed by Martina Tomner, and partly improvised based on instructions given by the composer.

Thanatos will be performed on 3-4. December 18.00



The Enchanters
Elin Maria Johansson, Etta Säfve, Jona Elfdahl
24 November 2016 - 26 November 2016
The Enchanters is a joint project between Elin Maria Johansson, Etta Säfve and Jona Elfdahl.

The work is a part of their on-going collaborations and research in which they let the mythical and poetic raise questions of our contemporary society. Through fictive caracters, scenic installations, film, soundwalks, propagation of myths and events their practice explores themes such as human isolation, our relation to nature and the perishable, our relation to each other, control, communication, social structures and longings.
Virtual Reality/Artistic Research
Inter Arts Center, Humlab, Lund University, K3, Malmö University, Bombina Bombast, Makropol, Gibson/Martelli
7 November 2016 - 8 November 2016
Virtual Reality continues to entrance.

With hardware and software and becoming more affordable and easier to use, VR is once again capturing the imagination of artists. It is both a tool and environment potentially offering a wide range of experiences not just for one body but also for a collective. The potential for empathy, dislocation and shared sensory experience is rich for artistic work but the technology tends to be directed towards the consumer electronics market and ever more ‘intimate’ and targeted advertising. Approaching VR artistically is therefore not just one of creation but of critique – of commercial interest and of the purely technological motivated concepts. We need to ask ourselves why VR. What possibilities lay in the VR technology for artists and researchers and how does this contribute with new formats and ideas around the artistic work with audience, participants, archives/history and places …
Axel Straschnoy
Axel Straschnoy
14 October 2016 - 29 October 2016
Neomylodon Listai Ameghino is traveling exhibition and a project raising questions around science, knowledge, collections, and cultures of display. It travels currently between the museums that hold specimens from an extinct species found in a cave in southern Patagonia. It has started in Galleria Augusta in Helsinki in May 2015 and continued to Uppsala’s Evolutionsmuseet in September. It will be on exhibition at Inter Arts Center and from where it will travel to collections in Berlin, London, and La Plata.
Mark Fell
Mark Fell
3 October 2016 - 24 October 2016
Artist-in-residency Mark Fell is a multidisciplinary artist known for exploring the relationships between popular music styles, such as electronica and club music, and typically academic approaches to computer-based composition with a particular emphasis on algorithmic and mathematical systems.
Erik Dæhlin
Erik Dæhlin
11 October 2016 - 14 October 2016
Artist-in-residence Erik Dæhlin is a composer and also artistic research fellow at the Norwegian Academy of Music. Dæhlin is particularly concerned with instrumental- and music theater – musical forms that integrates different kinds of performative material, that unfolds in and beyond the music and in context to the performance space. By himself seen as different hybrid art works, where he compose and devise with musical, visual and textual material making conglomerate forms of sound based art.
Transistor 2
iac, teatr weimar, nyxxx, insite, malmö dockteater, kastratet, bombina bombast, participating artists , malmö theatre academy, folkets bio, sveriges radio drama
9 October 2016 - 13 November 2016
The festival is concerned with experimental performing arts and the expansion of narratives for the theatre. Transistor 2 runs for over a month and presents performances, hörspiel, performance lectures, sound and video art. Transistor is focusing on building a long term infrastructure of experimental performing arts. This edition’s theme is old forms and new formats, where the performances suggests ways of narration that transcends the theatre stage.
Fall Programme
Inter Arts Center
1 September 2016 - 31 December 2016
Fall Programme
Malmö Gallery Night
Andreas Amble, Emma Bexell & Stefan Stanisic (Bombina Bombast), Sofia Härdig, Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe, Maria Norrman, Alessandro Perini, Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov & Fabio Monni
24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Open house with exhibition, performance, concert, audio drama, VR experience, installation and video.
Acting Evil
Maria Norrman
24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
The work consists of two images projected next to each other. One side shows video images of actors playing Hitler, and the other, running parallell, displays texts showing their feelings regarding the role. They express an ambiguity around the subject matter, a curiosity mixed with feelings of horror, and sometimes, guilt.
Misheardpedia
Alessandro Perini
24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
Misheardpedia is a misheard version of Wikipedia. Wikipedia is the world's most famous archive of knowledge and, in a way, a description of our world; but it relies on quantity and not on quality. We know it contains errors, partial interpretations, unverified information and so on, but still it's our first help when we want to retrieve some knowledge. We trust and hope that what we are reading is a precise, exhaustive and objective analysis of reality.
Live Sentences
Sofia Härdig
24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
The context of this performance is very simple. One person and a microphone. The performer crosses the border of the black walls and puts herself in the room calling directly to the audience. Is the voice an instrument, a call for help, is it private, social, excluding, including, communicating? And finally what is perfect?
Babettes gæstebud
Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov, Fabio Monni
24 September 2016 - 24 September 2016
A live staged sound-drama installation of several scenes that mirror a full course dinner. The sound installation portrays the soundscape of a group of people sitting around a table and dining together in complete silence. The only audible sounds are the ones of the actual eating (body sounds) and the ones of the used objects such as cutleries etc. The shift between dramatic 'realistic' soundscapes and more abstract 'not human' ones will be Liv Kaastrup Vesterskov and Fabio Monni's attempt to create a balance between storytelling and a purely sonic experience.
That House is an Odd Fellow
Andreas Amble
16 September 2016 - 2 October 2016
A series of impossible translations, in this rich flora of materials, techniques, mediums and genres Andreas Amble investigates while building a landscape of impossibilities, home among the contradictions so evidently there in our closets surroundings, but hard to reach.
Artists in residence: Bombina Bombast
Emma Bexell, Stefan Stanisic
5 September 2016 - 20 November 2016
Bexell and Stanisic will work at IAC with a combination of criticism and practice in a series of workshops and productions where they, together with invited artists and HCI researchers, explore the performative uses of virtual reality technologies and the radical potential of VR to present perspectives and narratives where audience agency and embodiment are unconditional parts of the storytelling. The aim is to develop methods for the artistic process with focus on diversity in representation, and explore audience experience.
The Error Network
The Error Network
14 September 2016 - 16 September 2016
The Error Network’s central theme is how dance and the design field of human-computer interaction (HCI) can inform and interrogate each other through engaging with the generative possibilities of error.

With a particular emphasis on somatic practices and movement improvisation, error will be mapped into ambiguity and the research potential for ambiguity will be explored.
Artist in residence: Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
Robert Aiki Aubrey Lowe
19 September 2016 - 29 September 2016
This is an exploration of absence in a way. To build a body with two parts and then remove one to reveal whether each can stand on their own. The removed part will never be available to the audience, so they will have to make up in their own minds what would couple with this piece to make it whole. Or is it already a whole? This illusory exercise is meant to offer an idea, but not to layout a definitive. This can serve as each individual’s own Exquisite Corpse of sorts.
Abstracts and programme notes
11 September 2016 - 14 September 2016
Abstracts and programme notes
Interference #3:
Katt Hernandez, Sten Sandell, Markus Tullberg, Peter Spissky, Susanne Rosenberg, Sara Wilén, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Stefan Östersjö, Henrik Frisk, Conny Antonov, Francisca Skoogh
11 September 2016 - 14 September 2016
Interference is both a festival and symposium. It is concerned with encounters between art and science where dialogues of the unfinished work, the art in the making, is central. Interference takes shape as a laboratory for artistic research where artistic processes are at the heart of the investigation. Participants: Katt Hernandez, Sten Sandell, Markus Tullberg, Peter Spissky, Susanne Rosenberg, Sara Wilén, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Stefan Östersjö, Francisca Skoogh, Henrik Frisk and Conny Antonov
Action//Text Malmö
Lisa Busby, Gabriel Bohm Calles
15 August 2016 - 25 August 2016
Lisa Busby and Gabriel Bohm Calles are currently working at IAC, undertaking the first stage of an investigation to explore unprofessional frameworks, unheard sounds, untrained bodies; uncovering value in prosaic and overlooked gesture. Informed by their shared research interests in empowerment through the everyday and ‘availablism’, traditional club or gig experiences are deconstructed, and personal and sociocultural conventions and tropes interrogated and exploded.
In the Greenery
Janna Holmstedt
8 April 2016 - 30 April 2016
The exhibition ”In the Greenery” brings together three sound installations, where memory, forgetfulness, loss, and transformation are at the heart of the narrative.
We like We and Jacob Kirkegaard collaboration
We Like We, Jacob Kirkegaard
28 March 2016 - 16 May 2016
The project is conceived of as an exploration of the interplay between space and sound; sound art and music; electronic and acoustic; and the aesthetic meeting between Jacob Kirkegaard and We Like We.
The Regiment
Maria Norrman
20 March 2014 - 20 March 2015
In the video I interviewed and photographed five people from a Danish reenactment group in a photo studio.
Their hobby is to dress up and role play as a German army units from the 1940s.
Nordlyd
Mette Nielsen (DK), Ida Lunden (SE), Hafdis Bjarnadottir (IS)
13 April 2016 - 18 April 2016
KLANG – Copenhagen Avantgarde Music Festival (DK), Inter Arts Center (SE) and Uusinta Ensemble (FI) in collbaoration. Central in the project is the creation of three original music pieces by the Scandinavian composers Mette Nielsen(DK), Ida Lunden(SE) and Hafdis Bjarnadottir( IS).
This Island
Nina Marković Matthis, Sally O'Neill , Milan Marković Matthis
22 February 2016 - 11 March 2016
"This Island" is a theatrical exploration of the notion of body, primitive accumulation and the image of the Other; the differences in reproduction of everyday life in two societies from north and south of Europe; and the political potential of contemporary theatre. By the Malmö based collective FyraBen.
Singing in action
Sara Wilén
1 November 2009 - 17 February 2016
This artistic research project is an investigation of aspects of interplay and performativity in classical vocal improvised performance, from my point of view as classical singer and opera improviser. The aim with the project is to problematize the role of the classical singer in performance, by investigating improvisation as a performative space. The project started in November 2009 on part time, and is planned to be completed in December 2016.
The Radical Potential of Acting
Petra Fransson
1 January 2010 - 31 May 2016
The Radical Potential of Acting aims at articulating the actor as an author, and the challenges and opportunities such a position poses.
Welcome to voice land
Janna Holmstedt
27 November 2015 - 27 November 2015
Janna Holmstedt, PhD Candidate at Umeå Academy of Fine Art, is presenting her work "YOU-TAPE-GOD – Explorations of Voice, A/Orality and Constructed Situations from Within a Visual Arts Practice" in a 50% PhD seminar at Inter Arts Center in Malmö.
Inside/Outside
Marie Fahlin, Nguyen Thanh Thuy, Ngo Tra My, Stefan Östersjö, Matt Wright
31 October 2015 - 28 November 2015
Inside/Outside is an installation and performance for three choreographed musicians based on a concept by Nguyen Thanh Thuy. The project is now heading off for an international tour starting at Världskulturmuseet in Göteborg.
Ghost Installations
Katt Hernandez
24 October 2015 - 31 May 2016
Temporary installations placed in sites in Stockholm to give the places chosen a "ghost" of both the past and of alternative futures.
And Again Shifts / Och igen skiften
Imri Sandström, Linnéa Eriksson, David Vikgren and more
26 September 2015 - 17 October 2015
The exhibitions is part of Sandström's artistic research project Howe Across Reading – Performing the Past which is an investigation into the histories and languages of New England in the north east of USA and Västerbotten in the north of Sweden, with and through the writings of poet and literary scholar Susan Howe. The region's colonial historical narratives, thick with impenetrable woods, biblical language and "new" land co-resonate in a variety of ways. The project looks at, and listens to, how sounds, times and spaces are generated in ongoing translation and trans-historical reading and writing across geographies, religions, and literatures. Howe's texts are here a condition for searching, a means to navigate within archives, narratives, language based time-space.
Polifonia Liquida
Alessandro Perin
26 September 2015 - 26 September 2015
“Polifonia liquida” (liquid polyphony) is a sound and light installation by Alessandro Perini, exhibited at Inter Arts Center for the Gallery Night of Malmö (Sweden) on the 26th of September, 2015.
Blind Spots – a symposium on art and migration
Maria Concetta Borgese, Maj Hasager, Maria Kjær Themsen, Ask Kæreby, Silvia Litardi, Ibrahim Mahama and more
17 September 2015 - 18 September 2015
The symposium Blind Spots will explore a number of different artistic practices operating in a social and political context over two days. In order to expand the critical perspectives, practitioners and institutions in the Oresund region as well as transnational agents are invited to contribute with their perspectives in relation to art and migration. The focus will be on questions concerning inclusion/exclusion, activism/art, empowerment/representation and the artist's role when working in political contexts. The symposium is also an opportunity to meet and exchange ideas with practitioners in the field of art dealing with migration through different approaches.
Soft City in Malmö
Chto Delat, Greg Pope, Guro Moe, Henrik Plenge Jakobsen, Håvard Skaset , Ignas Krunglevicius, Jennifer Walshe, Keren Cytter, Leif Holmstrand, Maria Hassabi, Sandra Mujinga, Steinar Haga Kristensen
4 September 2015 - 20 September 2015
Nearly a year ago Kunsthall Oslo presented a three-day programme of performances, concerts and screenings around the city of Oslo. This year, also in September, Soft City will reappear in Malmö, in a different form, as an extension or supplement to Kunsthall Oslo’s aim to present contemporary artists that inhabit or subvert established genres of performance, like opera, musicals and TV-drama. Opening Friday 4 September at 5-10 pm.
Artistic research network in music
Maria Bania - Göteborg, Anders Carlsson - Göteborg, Marina Cyrino - Göteborg (PhD candidate), Henrik Frisk - Konstnärliga forskarskolan, Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm, Kim Hedås - Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm, Katt Hernandez - Malmö/Stockholm (PhD candidate), Anders Hultqvist - Göteborg, David Myhr - Piteå (PhD candidate), Per Anders Nilsson - Göteborg, Alex Novitz - Stockholm Uniarts (PhD candidate), Kent Olofsson - Royal Academy of Music, Stockholm (PhD candidate), Daniel Stighäll - Piteå (PhD candidate), Åsa Stjerna - Göteborg (PhD candidate), Joel Speerstra - Göteborg, Halla Steinunn - Malmö (PhD candidate), Nguyen Thanh Thuy - Malmö (PhD candidate), Sara Wilén - Malmö (PhD candidate), Stefan Östersjö - Malmö
25 August 2015 - 26 August 2015
There is a tendency that discussions concerning artistic research is kept theoretic, thus avoiding the most important aspect of the research: the artistic practice.
Even if practical obstacles (such as spaces, technology, equipment) are bypassed, there is still a need for the artist to figure out an efficient way in which the practice can be combined with other means of communication, or how it can stand by itself. If the practice cannot be presented "live" what kind of modes of representation are usable? How can knowledge about the practice be communicated to the audience in a way that may makes it useful?
We all learned to negotiate
Angelica Falkeling
14 August 2015 - 29 August 2015
When we first approached the border, we did not know how to cross it. I saw you leap over. Duck under. Then pass. It was pierced by small holes, openings where our fingers could touch. Sometimes we would pass each-other imperceptibly, moving with ease. Sometimes our breath became laboured.
Sound as touch
3 August 2015 - 21 August 2015
Julia Giertz is a dancer and musician, educated at the The National School for Contemporary Dance in Denmark. The base of her current research at IAC is the concept of sound as touch.
THE SIX TONES AND ISH S (edgecut | sound reasons)
Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö
1 July 2015 - 1 July 2015
The sound artist Ish Shehrawat and The Six Tones explore a range of traditional and electronic sound worlds from India, Vietnam and Europe.
Music in Movement
Håkan Lundström, Kent Olofsson, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Stefan Östersjö, Kim Ngoc Tran Thi/, Marie Fahlin, mfl
1 January 2012 - 31 December 2015
Music in Movement has been carried out as a series of collaborative artistic projects, starting out in January 2012 and to be brought to a close in December 2015. The project set out to explore musical gesture as a perspective on musical composition. The primary aim was to "develop artistic strategies that allow musical composition and choreography to amalgamate and give rise to novel modes of expression". This aim has been explored from a number of perspectives in a series of artistic productions.
Invitation: Performing Encryption Improvisational Workshop
Susan Kozel mfl
4 June 2015 - 4 June 2015
If the downside of perpetual archiving is perpetual surveillance, then bodily encryption practices are part of an overarching strategy for controlling and disseminating personal data. Yes, we support Open Data – but when the data come from your body it is sometimes necessary to decide what is open, for whom, and when.
To take directions/ Att ta regi
Catharina Bergil, Högskolan för scen och musik, Göteborgs Universitet, Harald Emgård, Teaterhögskolan i Malmö, Michael Norlind, Teaterhögskolan i Luleå, Simon Norrthon, Stockholms Dramatiska Högskola, Organizer: Teaterhögskolornas skådespelarutbildningar
29 May 2015 - 29 May 2015
What is the demands and expectations on an actor? What does it mean to make your self available for the theater situation? How can the different roles of the private person and the actor and the character be used. What are they really taught at the academy?
Scenkonstbiennalen
26 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
Discussions on the political possibilities of the drama text in matters of analyzing and problematising political symptoms as well as the utopian ones. How does some of the younger generation of dramaturgs consider the framing and embodiment of injustice, identity politics and representation. What kinds of stories do they want to perform?
Human and Machine
Rober Brolin
20 May 2015 - 31 May 2014
The "Human and Machine" project is a meeting between many different competences and one of its challenges has been to develop a mutual language and understanding of the different fields to be able to create an environment were new ideas and concepts can be born, a kind of artistic crossbreed between theatre and interaction design. It has also been a first step towards realizing the conceptual program "The technological narrative".
Project Portal
Stefan Stanisic, Emma Bexell
5 May 2015 - 30 May 2015
Project Portal is the title of Emma Bexell and Stefan Stanisic (Bombina Bombast)'s investigation into virtual reality gear in human specific performing arts. By c reating 360° films for Oculus powered virtual reality headsets, interacting them with sensorial elements: touch, smell, taste and leaving the choice of where to direct attention to the audience participant Project Portal explores the intermingling of memories and fiction, instincts and political realities, intimacy and technology.
Black Noise Wind
Mathias Kristersson
1 May 2015 - 29 November 2015
During the first three weeks in May Mathias Kristersson will present a public work in process in the Black room. The musical project will change and develop over time and visitors are invited to take part of the process.
Like the walls come to my house
Meise fabricius, keanan Fox, marianne glimsdal, golnosh hosseini
23 April 2015 - 29 April 2015
Like the walls come to my house will be a series of workshops, reading groups and lectures using the pro- cess of film making itself to think about working as an artist in the moving image today. We will begin with an introductory lecture looking at the difference between modernist and post-modern approaches to artist film and how ideas around illusion have changed in the last 50 years within art/moving image discourse.
Colliding Narratives
Jesper Veileby
27 March 2015 - 11 April 2015
"How does one tell a story, and what happens when more than one collide?" Through an installation show with video as its main focus the artists look at their interest in the fictive and chronicle, questioning what it means to have a narrative practice.
FRIM/SYD 2015
Jakob Riis, Ola Paulsson
23 March 2015 - 29 May 2015
FRIM/SYD is a concert organizer for improvised music and sound art.

During spring 2015, we work with the concepts of space and movement and will present concerts that explores these concepts based on both the musician, the organizers and the audience's perspective.
Pernille Mejer: Depth & Ease
Pernille Mejer , Emelie Bardon, Frigge Fri
22 March 2015 - 23 August 2015
THE CONCEPT – DEPTH & EASE
I have made an artistic research on depth&ease in various elements – the voice, the body, the beat, the phrase, words and lyrics, movement, emotions – in order to get nearer the essence of the voice and its possibilities of expression. I believe that getting closer to the seed of my true voice is getting closer to all human beings. As a vocal archaeologist I expand my knowledge about the human and the world by digging deeper into the voice.
Fält
Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson
18 March 2015 - 18 March 2015
In Fält (Fields) we encounter a chorus of voices that revolves around the conditions of existence. The performance takes place somewhere between life and death, in a dream about something else on the other side of the field - far away from violence, heroin and glue, children getting abused, houses in ruins and the small pony toy lying around on the street waiting for a child to pick it up again.
Future Legends
2 February 2015 - 31 March 2015
FUTURE LEGENDS is Musik i Syd's new initiative dedicated to experimental music & contemporary performative art. In spring 2015 FUTURE LEGENDS will create three events dedicated to awesome contemporary experimental music & art from established, up & coming, and underground acts, both local and from all around the world.
Imaginary Exhibitions – the Gestures
26 January 2015 - 28 January 2015
The aim of the course is to expand the notion of space and to use imagination and fiction as a tool for exhibition making as well as discuss the web of connections and knowledge that informs contemporary exhibition making. Following this thread we will expand the discussion to cover the relations between bodies and virtual spaces, perception and physicality.
SOME KIND OF BREATHING (INFECTED)
22 January 2015 - 1 June 2015
This is the first public intervention at IAC by Leif Holmstrand. A choir of strongly infected sleep (Snoring) will be listened to carefully by a sitting audience. After the concert, you are invited to stay for discussions and ‘fika’.
expEAR
Henrik Frisk, Maggi Olin, Peter Nilsson
1 January 2015 - 1 July 2015
One of the main purposes of expEAR is to attempt to map out the potential openness and opacity of contemporary jazz and improvised music, and the method is to seek out musicians and artists that have a long and particular experience of developing a unique voice in music.
ASAMI KANNON 2015
Leif Holmstrand,
1 January 2015 - 31 December 2015
ASAMI KANNON 2015 is an artistic research project by artist Leif Holmstrand with elements of digital radio, authorship, performance, curatorial and publishing practices, video, sound, dramaturgy and sculptural manifestations. All through 2015 Holmstrand will be part of the environment at IAC with no other aim than to experiment and research. His work process will be reflected in a podcast and a literary essay.
Just an idle question while away the summer
Helena Fernández-Cavada
12 December 2014 - 14 January 2015
Just an idle question while away the summer explores drawing as a mental process that needs time to understand itself.
TACIT OR LOUD
Henrik Frisk, Jörgen Dahlqvist , Kent Olofsson, Stefan Östersjö
28 November 2014 - 3 December 2014
A festival for experimental arts
Tacit or Loud is an international symposium and a festival for experimental arts at the Inter Arts Center in Malmö, Sweden. Tacit or Loud focuses on intermedia art and presents several international world premieres by artists from Europe and South East Asia.
Wrap Your Troubles into Dreams
Mats Eriksson
1 October 2014 - 1 December 2016
An artistic research project by PhD student Mats Eriksson that investigates city transformation processes in the Stockholm area, by viewing them through two political attitudes expressed in the city.
Red jungle
Cecilia Sterner, Magnus Ottertun, Ola Simonsson
26 September 2014 - 28 September 2014
Red jungle is a performance and video installation by Cecilia Sterner. The subject matter is the human nature when it comes to money and generosity.
LIKE THE WALLS TO MY HOUSE
Meise Fabricius, Keanan Fox, Marianne Glimsdal, Golnosh Hosseini, Markus Bråten, Johan Lundqwist, Ana Rebordao, Ingvild Kaldal Hovland, Loui Kuhlau Fjellander
15 September 2014 - 17 November 2014
LIKE THE WALLS TO MY HOUSE is a series of workshops, reading groups and lectures using the process of film making itself to think about working as an artist in the moving image today. We will begin with an introductory lecture looking at the difference between modernist and post-modern approaches to artist film and how ideas around illusion have changed in the last 50 years within art/moving image discourse.
IASPIS
15 September 2014 - 31 December 2014
Ugnius Gelguda and Neringa Cerniauskaite (aka Pakui Hardware*) are IASPIS grant holders for the fall of 2014. At IAC the artists' duo continues its research around the relationship between materiality, technology, and economy.
Inter Labs
Jakob Riis, Ola Paulsson, Anders Uddeskog , Evan Parker , Liudas Mockunas , Lotte Anker, Sten Sandell
4 September 2014 - 31 December 2014
During the Inter Labs project Ola Paulson and Jakob Riis will develop an interactive tool for graphic notation as a platform for collective improvised music. Using MAX/MSP and iPad application MIRA will will create an interface for laborations in the space between improvisation and composition. A tool that takes advantage of the composer's ability to create form and structure, and improvisors ability to transform these ideas in real time and to experiment with the compositional elements. The tool should thus permit movement between improvisation and composition in a live context and create a situation where musicians from different fields faster and easier will be able to establish forms and structures of coherent compositional whole.
Elberling & Frisk
Anders Elberling , Henrik Frisk
1 May 2014 - 31 December 2015
Anders Elberling och Henrik Frisk have worked together for severeal years trying to combine audio and video on equal terms. Over the years thet have produced a few large works of which the latest is a video for the performance work Go To Hell.
Symposium: In the blend
Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Henrik Frisk, Stefan Östersjö
22 April 2014 - 25 April 2014
I det konstnärliga arbetet överskrider vi gränserna för vad som kan beskrivas i det talade och skrivna språket. Susan Sontag tog fasta på detta i en berömd essä, Against interpretation. Vi är inte emot tolkning men i vårt konstnärliga forskningsprojekt "Ögonblickets anatomi" vill vi sätta fokus på det konstnärliga arbetet som skapare av sin egen diskurs och sina egna begrepp.
Hustadt, Inshallah
Apolonija Šušteršic
27 November 2013 - 18 December 2013
The exhibition is an important element of the doctoral submission that connects all the loose ends of the PhD project in a physical space and gives other researchers a possibility to access the research material archive.
SHUT UP ‘N’ PLAY!
Stefan Östersjö
6 November 2002 - 14 November 2008
‘SHUT UP ’N’ PLAY! Negotiating the Musical Work’ is a piece of artistic research that attempts to merge artistic practice, qualitative research methods and critical analysis in a project concerned with contemporary performance practices.
Vectors of the Possible
Simon Sheik
11 September 2010 - 28 November 2010
The exhibition Vectors of the Possible examines the notion of the horizon in art and politics and explores the ways in which art works can be said to set up certain horizons of possibility and impossibility, how art partakes in specific imaginaries, and how it can produce new ones, thus suggesting other ways of imagining the world.
Aesthetics of Resistance
Frans Jacobi
2 May 2010 - 2 May 2010
Lecture at the Malmö Art Academy Seminar Presents Ongoing Research. Conference at IAC 30 April–2 May 2010.
A Conceptual History of Exhibition-Making
Simon Sheikh
2 May 2010 - 3 May 2010
Lecture in connection with Malmö Art Academy presents ongoing doctoral research. Conference at IAC 30 April–2 May 2010.
The Neanderthal Landscape
Matts Leiderstam
2 May 2010 - 2 May 2010
Presentation of post-doctoral research. Lecture in connection with Malmö Art Academy presents ongoing research. Conference at IAC 30 April–2 May 2010.
Hu_stadt Project
Apolonija Šušteršic
1 September 2008 - 1 December 2011
Apolonija Šušteršic began working on her doctoral thesis at the Art Academy in Malmö in September 2008. Her main research project is situated in a trans-local neighbourhood called Hustadt in Bochum (Germany)
Action Reconsidered
Erik Rynell
14 January 2008 - 14 December 2008
In October 2008 Erik Rynell defended his thesis Action Reconsidered. Cognitive Aspects of the Relation between Script and Scenic Action at the Theatre Academy (TEAK) Helsinki.
The Sense of the Past
Matthew Buckingham
1 January 2007 - 1 November 2014
What does it mean to borrow methods and strategies directly from the disciplines of history and historiography and bring them into the field of visual art? If we accept, even provisionally, the notion of "the artist-as-historian" what are the implications of this figure and what assumptions are being made?