Projects

Arrival Cities: Hanoi
Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, The Six Tones, Ensemble Reconsil, Roland Freisitzer
26 November 2017 - 4 December 2017
“Arrival Cities: Hanoi” is a piece of music theatre with documentary film. It seeks a new format for politically informed theatre which is responsive to the challenges of a globalized society. “Arrival Cities: Hanoi” weaves many individual stories together in an exploration of the dissolution of the relationship with tradition that urbanization brings. On December 8, the latest version of the piece, with a chamber ensemble of 9 instruments added to the score, is performed at Turbulenzen – Festival for Contemporary Intercultural Music, Berlin.
DUST – Pilot Episode: Encountering the Hyperobject
Christina Berg Johansen, Eduardo Abrantes
5 December 2017 - 10 December 2017
How can we humans of the Anthropocene learn to understand the interdependence of our and other life forms and bio-/geological systems across deep time and space? Encountering the Hyperobject is a sound composition/radio podcast series that connects social science, artistic research, sound art, and ecologies through the geo-philosophical concept of hyperobjects; The project tries to attune its audiences to vital hyperobjects via a sonic language that mixes narrative, field-recordings, ambience, dialogue, music and interviews.
The Disappearance And Return Of A Beloved
Henrik Lund Jørgensen, Jakob Riis, Emeli Ek
11 December 2017 - 7 January 2018
"The Disappearance And Return Of A Beloved" is a mixture of documentary, installation and musical approach to geräusch*. The starting point is documentary filming material displayed in a performative situation. The idea is to work alternatively with the form of the documentary and its elements by presenting the film in a way that allows the sounds and the soundscape to be created and applied to the images through a live performance.
A Shrinking Emptiness
Anders Hultqvist, Ole Lutzow-Holm, Jakob Riis, Stefan Östersjö
23 November 2017 - 25 November 2017
Arts and artistic research extract new knowledge by increasing entropy, and thereby increase the number of possible conclusions, while traditional research generally strives to reduce the entropy value to as close to zero as possible. Art, and perhaps also the related artistic research, is rather an open-ended process whose impulse is to continue - creating (affective) uncertainties.
Artists in residency
Hassan Khan, Uriel Barthelemi, Andre Vida
24 November 2017 - 8 December 2017
Three musical mavericks on stage together for the first time. Internationally renowned for their very distinct instrumental voices, they intimately connect electronic and acoustic music and make genres shake their booties. They have been known to discover genealogies in the simple turn of a key. From Mr. Barthelemi’s tortured drums & electronics soundscapes and Mr. Khan’s balance between chaos and order to Mr. Vida’s complex harmonic architecture, saxophone journeys and funny man blasts this might just be the power trio you have been waiting for.
Love at Last Sight
Ana Pavlovic, Vladimir Tomic
17 November 2017 - 3 December 2017
What is the life of the body once it is disconnected and displaced from everything the mind knew to be normal? How does one, coming to another country and starting from scratch, negotiate a new persona in a new country and language, once the innocence of assuming that the life one thought one knew as real and permanent disintegrates?
New Make Sound residents
Ragnhild May (DK), Stefan Maier (CA)
29 October 2017 - 22 December 2017
For the upcoming Make Sound residency Ragnhild May and Stefan Maier will compose and record new material for a forthcoming release. This record will be the first attempt at documenting their conception of architectural compositions. Using loudspeakers variably distributed throughout buildings so as to literally instrumentalize space, such compositions do not rely upon the illusion of auditory space (as in normal diffusion practice) but instead use "actual" space as the site of composition.
Performing Encryption with Motion Capture and Virtual Reality
Ruth Gibson, Bruno Martelli
9 October 2017 - 14 October 2017
In this short residency artists Ruth Gibson and Bruno Martelli from London (http://gibsonmartelli.com/) are invited into the Black Box Studio of the Inter Arts Centre in central Malmö (http://www.iac.lu.se/) to join Susan Kozel (http://livingarchives.mah.se) in exploring the potential for performing encryption
[Post]-[Digital]-[Archives]
Jacek Smolicki , Olle Essvik, Tim Shaw, Malin Pettersson Öberg, Nikita Mazurov, Jenny Soep, Ronda Bautista, Lucy N
7 September 2017 - 20 September 2017
Let's say the digital revolution is over. The enthusiasm that ushered in this revolution has since become counter-balanced, if not submerged, by skepticism and disenchantment. And what we are faced with are ubiquitous surveillance, impoverishment of aesthetic experiences and trivialization of social life, the results of an -- at once deep and shallow – immersion in the digital and network media. The way we access, record and archive our presence in the world has also been affected. In this post-digital situation, we all engage in some forms of archiving, whether we want to – or not. When interacting with our devices, we archive and are being archived, held captive by a densely woven net of technologies. How can this condition be approached creatively?

The event takes the form of a temporary zone for the exploration of hybrid modes of personal archiving. In a loose and impromptu manner, the event presents on-going work of several practitioners who, in a poetic, humble, renegade, creative and subversive way combine digital and non-digital techniques to record, erase, archive, unarchive, remediate or demediate selected facets of everyday life in the present moment.

The work will be accessible to the public on the evening of Wednesday, September 13th, however individual visits and meetings can be scheduled directly with Jacek Smolicki any time between Thursday, September 14th and Monday, September 18th.
Transistor 4 – A festival for contemporary performing arts
Teatr Weimar, PotatoPotato, Ättestupa, wecollective, Bombina Bombast, TheHouseandTheRegulators, Malmö Dockteater, DonnaDonna, Memory Wax, Inkonst, Malin Morgan, Carina Ehrenholm & Björn Lindberg
12 October 2017 - 19 November 2017
Transistor 4 is the fourth month-long performing arts festival in two years. The previous festivals have emphasized the experiment and have often presented works in the midst of the process. This festival presents more finished works. The theme of Transistor 4 is ”Critical Perspective as a Practice”. The festival is focusing on the difference artists' approach at looking and shaping the world in their work. What we are interested to investigate at this festival is to see whose stories are told, why, for who and in what way? The festival may not answer these questions, but may help us to think deeper and longer about art and the world.
The Audio Paper
Sanne Krogh Groth, Ludwig Berger, Florian Fischer, Anders Hultqvist, Stefan Östersjö, Katt Hernandez, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Kent Olofsson, Halla Steinunn Stefansdottir, Kevin Logan
11 October 2017 - 11 October 2017
On October 11, the department for musicology and the program for artistic research in music present a seminar on presentation formats for research in music with focus on the novel academic practice of the audio paper. Citing a manifesto from seismograf.org, this practice can be summarized thus: "Audio papers resemble the regular essay or the academic text in that they deal with a certain topic of interest, but presented in the form of an audio production. The audio paper is an extension of the written paper through its specific use of media, a sonic awareness of aesthetics and materiality, and creative approach towards communication.
Malmö Gallerinatt 2017
Kevin Malcolm, Henning Lundkvist, Ana Rebordão, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Sreejata Roy, Sara Wilén
30 September 2017 - 30 September 2017
Welcome to the 20th anniversary of the Gallerinatt in Malmö with a open house at the Inter Arts Center.

Free admission.

Exhibitions, installations, live performances, talks with Kevin Malcolm, Henning Lundkvist, Sara Wilén, Sreejata Roy, Ana Rebordão, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir and Nguyễn Thanh Thủy
Who now, somewhere, upside down
Kevin Malcolm
30 September 2017 - 15 October 2017
This solo exhibition by Kevin Malcolm presents works from an ongoing artistic research project initiated in 2014. Its starting point is the Musée Guimet in Paris and the collection of Asian art amassed by industrialist and traveller Émile Étienne Guimet whose fortune was made in the production of a synthetic ultramarine pigment essential as a whitening agent. This project asks questions of European identity and the role of the artist as collector and exhibitor of images and objects.
Det tredje örat/The Third Ear
PhD students and senior researchers from the programs in artistic research in music and in music education
19 September 2017 - 21 September 2017
This event borrows the format from the ongoing Interference series. The third ear therefore, is both a festival and symposium. The third ear is concerned with encounters between art and science where dialogues of the unfinished work, the art in the making, is central.
CALL FOR VISITORS: Performances
Myriam Lefkowitz, Heman Chong, Marie Andersson, Jean Philippe Derail, Julie Laporte, Marc Meszaros, Amine Olsson, Celine Orman , Axel Berger, Adrian Kautsky
6 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
We are looking for participants for the performances by Myriam Lefkowitz and Heman Chong! The performances are part of the exhibition "On the Thresholds of Knowledge" which runs from 6. September to 24. September 2017 at the Kungshuset in Lund.

To book your performance, sign up at kungshuset2017@gmail.com choosing the subject „walk“ OR "poem" and the day and time you’d like.

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On the Thresholds of Knowledge
Magnus Thierfelder, Christian Skjødt, Emilija Škarnulytė, Raqs Media Collective, Alessandro Perini, Henning Lundkvist, Myriam Lefkowitz, Hassan Khan, Nicoline van Harskamp, Elena Damiani, Heman Chong, Christian Bang Jensen, Meriç Algün
6 September 2017 - 24 September 2017
The point of departure for this exhibition was Kungshuset, the King’s House, one of Lund’s oldest buildings and the home of the university during several centuries. With works by international and local artists the exhibition has reflected on the notion of knowledge: What is knowledge? How and where is it produced and used? And who is it for?
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 - 29 October 2017
The video installation Lågan vs. Nålsögat: A Sequel 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.
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.
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.