Inter Arts Center is a platform for artistic research and experimentation, established by Lund University.
A masked head with feathers in front of a black background. Photo
Electro moves – Game Changers
Elin Lundgren & Petter Pettersson
April 22nd - June 10th
The work-in-progress project ‘Electromoves - Game Changers' is a workshop in electro-composition and choreographed audience interaction in 3 parts. Lundgren & Pettersson aim to explore, make a pre-study and an electric soundscape in collaboration with the Malmö based musician & singer Cecilia Nordlund. They will investigate group affiliation and exclusion with a focus on the viewer's attitude and what governs the narrative and group dynamics in a live work through a workshop at IAC.
Emilia Gasiorek in front of a blue curtain, sitting. Photo.
Emilia Gasiorek
April 26th - May 9th
Tumbling into the space after sadness, ‘Lowlands’ is a soft lament to the voice of self critique. The work shapes a meditative landscape of rippling blue tissue paper that lulls and endures. Images emerge evoking a body falling apart and gathering itself together again, a body at sea and a body on a patchwork of waves. 'Lowlands' is a large-scale solo performance by choreographer Emilia Gasiorek that spans the deep blue depths of our personal emotional landscapes and collective geographical environments.
Drawing on red background with person in yoga position. Illustration.
Moa Franzén
May 3rd - June 6th
The project “Barbara” (the feminine form of the Greek word barbarous, meaning strange, uncivilized, someone who speaks a broken speech) will depart from Moa Franzén’s work with voice as a choreographic material and tool. Through vocal practices Moa will explore different expressions of what is considered human – as well as nonhuman, or “subhuman” – and how we use them or suppress them according to gendered, social, ideological or private grounds. Where and how is the border between the human and the animal crossed? Where, and when, are the in-betweens and how do they sound? For which bodies?
Creativities transcending boundaries
Research in creativity, within music and broader aspects
May 10th - May 21st
This year’s project will focus on ”Uncertainty and Possibility” emerging as both theoretical concepts and fields of empirical investigation, as students and researchers seek new creative, hopeful and speculative modes of understanding and intervening in a world of crisis. Advancing a practical agenda for future making, it will reveal how uncertainty can be engaged as a generative ”technology” for understanding, researching and intervening the world.
Sound bench at the Botanicall Garden. Photo.
Sound Bench at Botan / Sustainability Week
Jonna Hägg
May 3rd - June 24th
The Sound Environment Centre has acquired a sound bench for different sound experiments, artistic projects and the communication of research. During the Sustainability Week and until mid-summer, the bench will be placed in the Botanical Garden, where a site-specific sound artwork has been developed especially for the bench. For several years, the artist behind the work, Jonna Hägg, has been exploring how the soundscape of the world in general is changing. Human sounds have become so pervasive on earth that we have created a third category just for them: anthropophony. The sound installation is a collaboration between the Sound Environment Centre, the Botanical Garden and the Inter Arts Center, which produced the installation.
Sound mixer in black and white. Photo.
Exploring visual art auditively
20 May - 21 May 2021

The online symposium brings together researchers, cultural workers, and artists to address topics around the auditive exploration of art, the use of sound, etc. in the context of visual primacy. It will include presentations of existing, ongoing and planned projects, and shall particularly give room to the discussion of related challenges and possibilities. Examined will be, for instance, art formats that make use of sound, music and the auditive, auditive art mediation forms such as guided tours and audio guides, and the use of the auditive to stimulate aesthetic experiences in regard to inclusion.

Model of Memory Wound, a gap cut into the Sørbråten peninsula. Photo.
Ethics in research and practice in the artistic field
31 May 2021

The online seminar aims to raise ethical questions in the artistic field, its practice, education and research. How can ethics be understood and practiced in different artistic formats, and how is ethics practiced in artistic education? What happens to the ethical framework when art moves into the research institution and how is the issue of artistic freedom affected? The seminar will feature two keynote speakers, the artist Geir Tore Holm and Professor Karmenlara Ely, as well as a film by Professor Jonas Dahlberg about his design proposal for the memorial for the terrorist attack on Utøya.


Virtual Reality room. Photo.
Immersive Days #1
Exploring and playtesting XR and immersive sound projects
June 8th - June 13th
Immersive Days #1 is both a network and a new annual gathering of professional artists, curators, researchers, technicians, teachers and students within a broad field of immersive technologies and (artistic) practices. The initiative functions as a continuation of several symposiums, workshops and research into immersive technologies in art.  We meet up to share, explore and playtest XR (extended reality) and immersive sound projects, often works in progress. We give feedback to each other and we share experiences and challenges.
Acousmatic concerts at IAC
June 18th - June 20th
The acousmonium is back and ready to diffuse a selection of brand new electronic and acousmatic pieces as well as some classics. It is now 10 years since the acousmonium was first set up at Inter Arts Center. The world was very different then. Nevertheless we continue to renew the collaboration between Inkonst, IAC and SOUND SPACES to present a window on the current status of acousmatic music in Europe. Have a look at the programme...
PhD students at IAC
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Critical Dialogs
A Contemporary Art Podcast
June 15th - December 31st
‘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.
An elderly lady from behind touching an Egyptian head bust. Photo.
Transmediating meaning
Audio guides for visually impaired visitors in art museums
September 1st - May 31st
‘Transmediating meaning’ analyses audio guides as complex transmedial formats with multiple media shifts: Visual objects, sculptures, paintings, etc., are translated into spoken text whose characteristics, perceptions and readings differ from the ‘original’. An examination of these differences is crucial for the democratic application of audio guides for different visitor groups such as visually impaired visitors that are widely excluded from the art discourse.
IASPIS residency
Paolo Thorsen-Nagel
March 1st - June 16th
For “Your sonic medicine” Paolo Thorsen-Nagel will be conducting practical research on different modes of listening. How we perceive sound in relation to space, both physical and mental, will be the driving question for a series of sonic investigations revolving around our listening sense. These experimental settings aim to produce both, more documentary findings, as well as interactive and performative works.