Projects

On the Subject of Tests: Rehearsing the Examination
Sasha Bergstrom-Katz
23 August 2021 - 29 August 2021
'On the Subject of Tests' is a practice-led research project that examines the designs and procedures of psychometric testing. Specifically, it opens up and analyses three twentieth-century-intelligence tests developed to assess children and adults in the United States and beyond. Interwoven in the history of eugenics, education practices, military and prison regimes and the neoliberalisation of workplaces and schools, these intelligence tests deserve an affective and embodied unpacking. Using the IAC’s Black Room as site, artist and researcher Sasha Bergstrom-Katz will record extended rehearsals of the tests' manuals in a project entitled 'On the Subject of Tests: Rehearsing the Examination'.
Born Without Hands
Maja Karlsson, Leif Holmstrand, Samuel A.D. Martín
8 July 2021 - 18 July 2021
'Born Without Hands' is a chorus with an unknown number of voices (belonging to an unknown number of species) giving thanks, praise and head, exorcising and conjuring all of this love wrath. The tools include prayer, knitting, terror, candelabras, breathing and dying.
Fuga dall’Egitto
Yasmine Elbaramawy, Miriam Selima Fieno, Nicola Di Chio
22 June 2021 - 28 June 2021
Miriam Selima Fieno and Nicola Di Chio,l two Italian actors and theater directors, are now creating with Egyptian musician, sound artist, Oud performer and composer Yasmine El Baramawy the documentary theater show "Fuga dall'Egitto", a work that which sheds light on the phenomenon of the post-2013 Egyptian diaspora, or on all those activists who, betrayed by the military and threatened with repression and torture in Egypt, they were forced to choose the precarious and painful path of exile.
Immersive Days #1: Blackout
tim bishop
9 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
"Blackout" is a sensory performance and sound work for one person at a time. The work takes place in total darkness and uses spatial audio and haptic feedback to create a multi-sensory and evocative environment for a powerfully self-reflective experience. An unseen voice and a physical guide encourage participants on an introspective journey, exploring both virtual spaces and the physical room through 3D sound and touch.
Immersive Days #1: Hush
elin maria johansson, vibeke bryld
8 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
"Hush" invites the viewer to tune in to an ancient world that generations of northerners once knew - when man, animals and nature were connected, and nature was animated. The work provides the opportunity to experience a mythological landscape that is brought to life and communicates with the viewer in a three-dimensional universe, where nature and myth are united in a poetic and sensual experience.
Immersive Days #1: Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects
lundahl & seitl (christer lundahl & martina seitl)
8 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
In this series, Lundahl & Seitl join up with British digital studio ScanLAB Projects to combine pointcloud laser scans in VR, with choreography and sculpture. The piece creates a complex matrix which can be experienced as an immersive world in which you, the observer, are embedded, and as a physical display of hyperconnected objects with  unseen realms inaccessible to you. 
INTONAL
Francesco Del Nero, Alessandro Perini, Ingvild Skandsen, Lola Ajima, Lasse Munk, Paolo Pastorino, Sophie Delafontaine
18 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
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...
Creativities transcending boundaries
Anna Houmann, Eva Saether
10 May 2021 - 21 May 2021
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.
BARBARA
Moa Franzén
3 May 2021 - 6 June 2021
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?
“The Garden”, Sound Bench at Botan
Jonna Hägg
3 May 2021 - 24 June 2021
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.
INTONAL 2021
16 June 2021 - 20 June 2021
Intonal is an annual festival for experimental and electronic music that has been held in Malmö, Sweden since 2015. The focus of the festival is to offer an international programme of experimental and electronic music covering a wide range of genres, subgenres and unique expressions. An exclusive five day exploration of experimental music and art.
Acousmatic Lab #3
The Absurdum Temporary Art, Hertzbreakerz, Alessandro Perini
29 March 2021 - 18 April 2021
In the Red Room a smaller version of the Acousmonium will be set up with around 20 speakers. For two weeks the space will be open for different practices. In particular the students of the electroacoustic music courses at the Malmö Academy of Music are going to get acquainted with the techniques of sound diffusion, presenting their final work on the 10th of April. Acousmatic music diverges from the standards of instrumental music, composed in a studio and projected live through a constellation of speakers.
HUSH
Elin Maria Johansson, Vibeke Bryld
12 April 2021 - 18 April 2021
The project takes it outset in the previous work, ‘Hush’, a 10 min sensorial VR installation that lets the user become the subject of a Northern myth. During their research time at IAC, the artists will experiment on how to deepen the relationship between the inner experience and the physical space around us. For this purpose, both light, image and interactive techniques are used. The aim is to shift the sensorial experience from the virtual area to the real one, thereby strengthening the sensorial experience of the work.
Electro moves – Game Changers
Elin Lundgren, Petter Pettersson, Cecilia Nordlund
22 April 2021 - 10 June 2021
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.
Lowlands
Karis Zidore, Emma Cecilia Ajanki, Lea Paulsen
26 April 2021 - 9 May 2021
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.
Creativities transcending boundaries
Anna Houmann, Eva Saether
22 March 2021 - 26 March 2021
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.
Rêves accaparés / Inkonst Music residency
Uriel Barthélémi
12 March 2021 - 21 March 2021
Drummer & electro-acoustic musician Uriel Barthélémi is continuing his Inkonst music residency at IAC, which started in October 2020. ‘Rêves accaparés’ is a reflection on the different appropriations of sound worlds by state structures and multinationals. An open vision of how sound can become a tool of control, serving to provoke joy, fear, relaxation, violence, torture, the dispersion of the masses, or even to stimulate sales, etc...
IASPIS residency
Paolo Thorsen-Nagel
1 March 2021 - 16 June 2021
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.
IN PROCESS – Experiments and errors (part 2)
Oona Libens
1 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
As selected artist for the open call "IN PROCESS – Experiments and errors" by HAUT and IAC, Oona Libens starts the second part of her residency at IAC. Through the research project 'Spider Threads' Oona will investigate the relationship between binary technology and weaving, as part of a bigger question about how the digital technology could be defined by curiosity and inclusivity instead of commerce and surveillance.
Connect 2021
12 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Connect is a three-day festival, arranged by Tongeneration and the composition students from Musikhögskolan. Its aim is to present a varied take on today's contemporary art music, with music written in the continuous development of Western art music, either for traditional ensemble settings or for more obscure ones. The festival also focuses strongly on exploring and evolving the versatile opportunities provided in an electro-acoustic setting.
Born Without Hands
Maja Karlsson, Leif Holmstrand, Samuel A.D. Martín
25 January 2021 - 14 March 2021
'Born Without Hands' is a chorus with an unknown number of voices (belonging to an unknown number of species) giving thanks, praise and head, exorcising and conjuring all of this love wrath. The tools include prayer, knitting, terror, candelabras, breathing and dying.
From Soul to Other
Martine Flor
18 January 2021 - 21 February 2021
During her residency Martine Flor will work on a new video which will be a part of a larger project. This video evolves around a scanned document, containing an anonymously handwritten text with thoughts on psychoanalysis and its relation to language and representation, the image and the gaze. Martine is interested in working with a tension between different ways of seeing and reading, between a materiality of things and the immateriality of the digital, as well the handwriting itself and its assumed relation to memory, thinking and the subconscious.
Soap
Emilia Bergmark
9 February 2021 - 4 March 2021
'Soap' is a new work being produced by the artist Emilia Bergmark for the exhibition with the same name at the project space Sirin, in Copenhagen. The work was inspired by a sub-genre of British Social Realism known as the "Kitchen-sink-drama". Taking place in the private sphere of the home, 'Soap' addresses contemporary anxieties such as economy, performance pressure, and equality in the modern home with a humorous approach.
Caresses
Karis Zidore, Paolo Gile De Venecia, Elin Stampe, Naya Moll
4 January 2021 - 17 January 2021
‘Caresses’ is a choreographic work by choreographer and dancer, Emilie Gregersen. It is a duet that delves into a sensuous relationship between two bodies navigating through touch as they unfold its influences both on a sensory and emotional level. The act of caressing is being amplified and stretched on scales of intimacy and distance, attraction and repulsion, casual gesture and heightened bodily experience. The piece is a part of her performance series that studies perceptions of touch from a phenomenological and choreographic perspective.
Yasmine El Baramawy
Yasmine El Baramawy
1 November 2020 - 31 December 2020
We are happy to welcome Yasmine, who found her way to the IAC through a collaboration with Safemuse and Notam. Yasmine Baramawy is an Egyptian musician, sound artist, Oud performer and composer who came to Malmö through the ICORN City of refuge programme in 2020. She develops an original sound universe around her practice of the Oud - one of the world’s oldest instruments.
IN PROCESS – Experiments and errors (part 1)
Oona Libens
5 December 2020 - 14 December 2020
As selected artist for the open call "IN PROCESS – Experiments and errors" by HAUT and IAC, Oona Libens has started her residency at HAUT. In her research project 'Spider Threads' Oona will investigate the relationship between binary technology and weaving, as part of a bigger question about how the digital technology could be defined by curiosity and inclusivity instead of commerce and surveillance.
Beredskapsarbetaren
Ellinor Ingvar-Henschen, Joachim Saxenborn, Johan Svansjö, Hillevi Hillerud, Jonatan Sersam, Niklas Hansson
29 November 2020 - 6 December 2020
The opera company Alltet performs the newly written one-act opera Beredskapsarbetaren. The performance is based on what is known as Sweden’s biggest serial murder, which took place in 1979 at Östra Hospital in Malmö. At that time, an 18-year-old emergency worker poisoned 25 patients in elderly care with disinfectants.
Immersive Days #1
Mirabelle Jones, Gibson / Martelli (Ruth Gibson / Bruno Martelli), Lundahl & Seitl (Christer Lundahl & Martina Seitl), Francis Patrick Brady, Maren Dagny Juell, Tim Bishop, Elin Maria Johansson, Vibeke Bryld, Paolo Thorsen-Nagel, Alessandro Perini, Emma Bexell, Karen Toftegaard, Darshika Karunahara, Lena Bergendahl, Max Ockborn, Untold Garden, Absurdum Temporary Art
8 June 2021 - 13 June 2021
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.
More + With – Less
Alberto Cavallaro, Federico Tramontana, Alessandro Perini, Francesco Del Nero, Simone Corti, Sandra Boss, Justina Repeckaite, Jonatan Sersam
30 October 2020 - 3 November 2020
‘More with less’ is an international collaboration project, involving six composers from four different countries: Denmark, Sweden, Italy and Lithuania. The fruit of this collaboration will be a new repertoire for Duo Dubois, created through vicinity between composers and performers. Duo Dubois is a young duo of saxophone and percussion, dedicated to the research and the production of recent art music.
Black Bird
Maria Naidu, Imre Zsibrik, Kent Olofsson
7 November 2020 - 19 November 2020
Photographer Masahisa Fukases complex work is translated into a choreographic composition that blends movement, projections, soundscape, lighting in a cinematic collage. ‘Black Bird (working title)’ is inspired by the artistry of Fukase as well as his photographic series ‘Karasu’ (The solitude of Ravens) and revolves around the central themes of the series: isolation and tragedy at different levels of depth and abstraction.
Passing Through
Camille Roth
30 November 2020 - 20 December 2020
‘Passing Through’ is a sound installation project that reflects upon the way waves of energy and signals move through and around space and matter. Inspired by her ongoing work with sonification of electromagnetic waves from radio, telephone and Wi-Fi signals, Camille Roth will explore concepts of barriers, connections, interfaces and conducting materials, that shape the way that information flows.
Rêves accaparés / Inkonst Music residency
Uriel Barthélémi
19 October 2020 - 25 October 2020
‘Rêves accaparés’ is a reflection on the different appropriations of sound worlds by state structures and multinationals. An open vision of how sound can become a tool of control, serving to provoke joy, fear, relaxation, violence, torture, the dispersion of the masses, or even to stimulate sales, etc...
HI GUYS!! please, ikke glem meg
Johanna Karlsson, Ingerid Frang
12 October 2020 - 21 October 2020
‘HI GUYS!! please, ikke glem meg’ is a performance, an installation, a space for today's potentially disappearing buildings, ideals, memories and things. In this project, Johanna Karlsson and Ingerid Frang explore the human vulnerability in a time where control over our lives and our identities is constantly growing. In the performance, the audience follows two characters who, quite uncritically, strive to preserve anything that might be lost.
Sonic Sensibility
Morten Poulsen
19 October 2020 - 25 October 2020
During his Open Call residency Morten Poulsen will be developing an artistic work that explore the listener’s own function as co-creator of the heard and the interrelationship between sound and listener. In his research, Morten is interested in discussing artistic interdisciplinarity, ecology, political-artistic potential of sound and listening and perceptual bias.
Sound Spaces 2020
Agata Tuchołka, Natalie Eriksson, Madalena Rodrigues, Hillevi Hillerud, Francesco Del Nero, Jonatan Sersam, Alessandro Perini, Irene Bianco, Enrico Garau, Lucio Garau, Riccardo Sarti, Manuela Villiger, Vera Wahl
16 October 2020 - 31 October 2020
SOUND SPACES is an open window towards nowadays post-classical music world, with internationally active composers and sound artists who are invited to create and perform, infusing different spaces of Malmö with their art. It is an open window towards nowadays post-classical music world, with internationally active composers and sound artists who are invited to create and perform, infusing different spaces of Malmö with their art.
Brakfesten
Oona Libens, Johannes Heldén, Sanne Hellberg, Eva Lindal, Magnus Granberg, Stina Hellberg Agback, Leo Svensson
3 October 2020 - 6 October 2020
‘Brakfesten’ is a digital gesamtkunstwerk, a dance on the volcano’s edge, a quartet for the end of times. For this project the newly formed league Utopidepartementet departs from Oliver Messiaen’s piece Quartet for the End of Time - written in a concentration camp in 1940. With newly composed music and images the musicians and artists meditate upon what it means to be at the end of time in relation to today’s environmental crisis.
Jihad Jane Bootcamp
Johanne Marie Aagaard Laache
5 October 2020 - 11 October 2020
'Jihad Jane Bootcamp' is a performative investigation into radicalization seen through the lens of self-orchestration and body worship. Laache will, during her week-long residency at the IAC, film and produce a series of videos in the style of follow-along exercise videos on youtube that over time become increasingly ardent and militaristic. In this work, Laache explores the extremities of deference and devotion through a fictional fitness-influencer, Jihad Jane.
Transmediating meaning
Janneke Schoene
1 September 2020 - 31 May 2021
‘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.
Malmö Gallery Week 2020
Mariella Louise Otto, Lena Bergendahl, Mads Kristian Frøslev, Carolina Sandvik, Signe Boe, Sofie Amalie Andersen och Nathalie Cohn, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Kent Olofsson, Francis Patrick Brady, John B McKenna
24 September 2020 - 27 September 2020
IAC is no ordinary showroom. In our daily work, we rarely meet an audience, but a house full of artists who develop, test, and produce innovative projects in the fields of art, music, theater, and dance. This year's Malmö Gallery Week is a unique opportunity to see artists live at the IAC as we open the doors to a wider audience. You are invited to experience new art projects from Lena Bergendahl, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Mariella Louise Otto, Carolina Sandvik, Mads Kristian Frøslev, Duo Hellqvist/Amaral and Sunset Provision Choir.
Personal Spa TV
1 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Personal Spa TV is a fictional mobile spa that has its own internal TV channel. This spa has recently started exhibiting performance artists. During the exhibition everything is filmed and some kind of spa treatment is also offered to the exhibition visitors. During the residency at IAC Personal Spa TV staff will learn how to work with live stream and how to build a portable TV studio setting with the help of a green screen and perhaps some inflatable TV studio set design.
From Soul to Other
Martine Flor
1 September 2020 - 28 November 2020
This project seeks to investigate technology and its influence on reading and narration in the construction of a coherent and autonomous self. Departing from a Lacanian understanding of language, it seeks to trace the impact of a digital Other on subjectivation: what would the impact of a digital Other completely indifferent of its subjects be? An Other that lacks what is fundamentally human, such as temporality, death and empathy? An Other that repeals the distance between self and market necessary for critical judgment?
The Tactilist
Mariella Louise Otto, Daniel Wade
7 August 2020 - 27 September 2020
'The Tactilist’ is a video installation, departing from the 1921 Manifesto ‘Il Tattilismo’, written by fascist, futurist and poet F.T. Marinetti. Considering Marinetti’s ambivalent subjects of intimacy, touch, violence and ‘the imaginable’ – Mariella Louise Otto uses the futurist ideology as an example of the endless possibilities and powers embedded in language and poetry, as well as a tool for exposing current tendencies within the socio-political.
The Expected
Carolina Sandvik
5 August 2020 - 27 September 2020
'The Expected' is a stop motion animated short film with an estimated length of 15 minutes. The plot revolves around a couple and a failed pregnancy. The imagery and themes are heavily influenced by genre cinema, such as body horror and psychological thrillers. A fairytale and a slow-paced relationship drama set in a confined domestic space where loneliness and violence are equally threatening.
Red Room Project / Make Sound Residency
Julie Nymann, Signe Raunkjær Holm
7 December 2020 - 17 February 2021
The ‘Red Room Project’ explores the displacement between a live performance and the echo thereof, in the performance ‘Red Room Institute’ and the sound installation ‘Use It Well’ (working titles). Inspired by the social phenomenon of ‘dancing epidemics’ in which groups of people were said to contaminate each other with compulsive dancing, the ‘Red Room Project’ investigates relations between audience, performers and the role of the directing voice.
Instrumental Bodies / Make Sound Residency
Lars Kynde, Soeine Bac
9 November 2020 - 4 December 2020
Danish composer and inventor Lars Kynde and Canadian visual artist and dancer Soeine Bac meet in the Make Sound residency to explore their shared interest in integration of sound and movement. They will together transform the space into a large mechanical acoustic instrument-body of strings and steel, which Soeine Bac will explore in relation to her own body by dancing inside it and altering the timbres with her body weight.
Hestia
Hans Carlsson
21 September 2020 - 26 October 2020
Hans Carlsson’s project is Hestia’s story about herself. It is based on a written monologue, where a bitter and neglected goddess tells about the self but also about the history of the home from antiquity to the present day. She does this to remind us that myths and rituals invade the idea of domesticity also in our present time. In addition to a study circle open to the public at IAC, 'Hestia' takes the form of an exhibition at antikvariat Anti in Malmö.
Blackout
Tim Bishop
30 March 2020 - 6 April 2020
'Blackout' is a unique and immersive new performance work for one person at a time by artist Tim Bishop. The work takes place in total darkness and uses spatial audio and haptic feedback to create a multi-sensory and evocative environment for a powerfully self-reflective experience. An unseen voice and a physical guide encourage participants on an introspective journey, exploring both virtual spaces and the physical room through 3D sound and touch.
Deus Ex Machina
Lola Ajima, Ingvild Skandsen, Lasse Munk
3 March 2020 - 25 April 2020
Lola Ajima, Ingvild Skandsen and Lasse Munk all co-founders of the soundartist collective 'Deus Ex Machina', all work in different ways on the acousmonium. This is why they have been invited to do a concert on the acousmonium at Intonal Festival in collobaration with Sound Spaces in April 2020. For the Make Sound residency, they make use of the opportunity to have the acousmonium for a longer period, to do research in spatialisation on their respective styles of acousmatic music, preparing for the concert.
Thousand Times Yes
Essi Kausalainen, Marja Ahti, Jenny Kalliokulju
9 March 2020 - 15 March 2020
'Thousand Times Yes' is a philosophical, haunting and poetic investigation of the limits and possibilities of language, communication, space, and the body. The piece is a collaboration between composer and musician Marja Ahti, librettist Jenny Kalliokulju and director Essi Kausalainen moving fluently across different genres and disciplines. Through its multidisciplinary and intergenerational working group the performance challenges the concept of opera and its aesthetics, as well as its hierarchical tradition.
Creativities transcending boundaries
Anna Houmann, Eva Saether
16 March 2020 - 20 March 2020
The project ”Creativities transcending boundaries” aims at mapping out current research in creativity, within music and broader aspects. Further this project aims to develop concrete suggestion on how creativity can be used as an overall perspective in music teacher education at Malmö Academy of Music. Since the key idea is participatory knowledge making the project entails numerous workshops where teachers and students share experiences, methods, questions and answers.
Eareye
Jeanine Durning, Cullberg / Deborah Hay, Sofia Jernberg, Sukitoa o Namau, Janine Harrington, Tian Rotteveel, Moa Franzén, Rani Nair, Cara Tolmie & Susanna Jablonski, Stina Fors, Olivia Riviere & Lisen Pousette, Cecilia Elinor Bengtsson, Alma Söderberg
5 March 2020 - 7 March 2020
Listen with your eyes and see with your ears. A three-day bash of dance, music and performance. Welcome to a festival indulging in deep, playfully obsessive attention: Choreographic works that are poems. Highly performative concerts. A dance that examines the body as a musical instrument. Another that is music for the eye. EAREYE is a festival that listens with its eyes and see with its ears, curated by choreographer Alma Söderberg.
Changing soundscapes
Jonna Hägg
1 January 2020 - 31 December 2020
During the last months Jonna Hägg has been listening and observing the soundscapes of different islands, recording a lot of sound from these places. At IAC she will continue processing the collected material, create new soundscapes inspired by her observations of how we no longer can differentiate between natural and manmade sound environments. “Natural” nature sounds and manmade sounds are always mixed together, wherever we are.
Way Forward Touch
Cecilia Bengtsson
19 February 2020 - 9 March 2020
Cecilia Bengtsson creates art experiences for audiences and participants where she explores relations between humans, sounds and sculptural objects specifically focused on the concept of letting go. At IAC she will work with her project ‘Way Forward Touch’, where she works with visually impaired people creating workshops where participants explore sculptural objects and sound relations together.
TOUCH
Emilie Gregersen, Karis Zidore, Naya Moll
10 February 2020 - 22 February 2020
TOUCH by Emilie Gregersen is a choreographic work navigating through touch and its sensuous distortions. In the quivering between the heartfelt and the mechanical, an absurdity and ironic drama arises where human perceptions of touch are being distorted in a metallic universe. TOUCH is created in collaboration with sound artist, Karis Zidore and dramaturge/choreographic consultant Naya Moll.
The Tactilist
Mariella Louise Otto, Daniel Wade
30 January 2020 - 2 February 2020
‘The Tactilist’ explores fragments of the manifesto ‘Tactilism’ written by futurist and fascist, F. T. Marinetti, in 1921. In this new video work to be recorded by Mariella Louise Otto, (in collaboration with Daniel Wade), the protagonist is giving a speech or reading while also re-enacting movements used in massage, although here on an imaginary body – merging a deconstruction of the manifesto with something close to choreography.
oracle
Justine Maxelon, Caroline Daish, Michel Yang
3 February 2020 - 10 February 2020
‘Oracle’ is an eyes-closed body-voice improvisation practice reading diverse spaces: train stations, parks, institutions, forests, public libraries, urban gardens and private living spaces. It interacts with these surroundings through instant sound and movement composition and expands the boundaries between individual emotional expressions and shared public space. Each practice session is unique to the moment and context. ‘oracle’ was created at the end of 2015 as a need to collaborate, vocalise and heal.
Black Bird
Maria Naidu
2 January 2020 - 7 January 2020
In early January, Maria Naidu will return to the IAC to continue working on her solo dance performance which is inspired by the Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase, his book Karasu (Corps), its basic thematic and the raven (species). The work revolves around Fukase’s central themes: isolation and tragedy at different levels of depth and abstraction. A spectacular yet fateful collage that mixes dance art, movement, projected images and filmed sequences, silent sounds, drone and deafening lamentations in a cinematic way. It should hurt in the same way as when massaging a bruise.
Intonal Residency
Sebastian Mullaert, Nathan Larson, Subchamber Ensemble
20 January 2020 - 15 March 2020
The project is primarily a collaboration between the electronic musician Sebastian Mullaert, Inkonst and Malmö Live concert hall. With a world premiere at Intonal 2020 at Malmö Live, the project, which lasts over 1.5 years, wants to develop new methods for the combination of electronic dance music and classical music. The first part of the project is concerned with building the right ensemble, the second part is dedicated to the creative process and the last part aims at the completion, promotion and premiere of the work.
CANCELLED
Midori Takada, Sebastian Mullaert and Subchamber Ensmble, SØS Gunver Ryberg, John T. Gast, Ian William Craig, Tomaga, Selvhenter, Oli XL, TSVI, Nkisi, Vanessa Amara, OKO DJ, Kajsa Lindgren, and many many more
23 April 2020 - 26 April 2020
Intonal is an annual festival for experimental and electronic music that has been held in Malmö, Sweden since 2015. The focus of the festival is to offer an international programme of experimental and electronic music covering a wide range of genres, subgenres and unique expressions.
Blackout
Tim Bishop
28 January 2020 - 28 January 2020
Blackout is a unique, immersive, new performance work for one person at a time by artist Tim Bishop. The work takes place in complete darkness and uses spatial audio and haptic feedback to create a multi-sensory and evocative environment for a powerfully self-reflective experience. A voice and physical guide encourage participants on an introspective journey without visual stimuli. The work uses sound, touch and interaction to engage with perceptions of physical and virtual contexts, and to reflect on each participant's own unique presence in the universe.
Vem Kan Bli Producent
Sabina Husberg Götlind, Lotta Fahlén
25 January 2020 - 26 January 2020
A full weekend of workshops, songwriting and production sessions, and knowledge sharing. Addressed to people who are actively engaged in sound and music production. Only for women and transgender people (all genders, binary and non-binary). The recommended age is 20 years and up. The project Vem Kan Bli Producent is centered around creating a community for women and transgender people of all genders involved or interested in sound tech and music production.
Breathtaking
Tian Rotteveel
7 January 2020 - 21 January 2020
‘Breathtaking’ explores an erratic wondering music-making body. Following a performer's private relation to all that makes sound. Finding specific sounding materiality along the way and organizing its frequencies and distribute it into a room, creating a listening effect. Whether breath, gesture, voice, or any sound-making resources, everything what feels useful to the performer to create sonic happenings in the room, but as well to understand what the next thing is to do.
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.
Inter Feral Arts II: Soundspace
Pavlos Antoniadis, Ann Rosén, Sten-Olof Hellström, Zoe Efstathiou, Eva Sidén, Christian Rønn
16 December 2019 - 17 December 2019
Inter Feral Arts is a Platform for Artistic & Experimental Research in Music. After the premiere in October with the topic 'Voice', the second platform is dedicated to 'Soundspace'. As with Interference #1-8, Inter Feral Arts is open to all and invites a wider audience to take part when artists share works in progress, installations, performances, and engage in critical discussion. The atmosphere will be one of sharing and joint exploration.
Speculative Materialism
Lou Mouw
30 November 2019 - 21 February 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...
Tvilling
Freja Andersson, Bianca Maria Barmen, Britta Olsson, Erik Peters
9 December 2019 - 11 December 2019
‘Tvilling’ is based on a text by Bianca Maria Barmen, circling around her own experiences of close friends and relatives having lost their twin sibling in violent and unexpected ways. The project is conceived as an interdisciplinary performance involving sound, movement, text, sculpture and video projections. Each of the four artists involved provides an artistic layer of expression to the performance.
An Image of What You See
Lena Bergendahl
1 December 2019 - 30 November 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.
I’m out of order until further notice
Lisa Mårtensson, Lotta Fahlén, Manel Ruiz, Esmeralda Ahlqvist, Eira Fråjdh, Paria Hellas
1 November 2019 - 1 December 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.
Valby Vokalgruppe
Lil Lacy, Sonja LaBianca, Cæcilie Trier, Anja Jacobsen
20 November 2019 - 27 November 2019
"Most of the elements in our bodies were created inside stars." Valby Vokalgruppe created the works "Harmony of the Exospheres" and "Bølger af tid og rum" (Waves of time and space) for Click Festival 2016 and 2018 as the two first parts of a universe trilogy. The last part of the trilogy will be composed as a part of their residency at IAC and performed in St. Johannes Kyrka at Intonal Festival 2020. The work will center itself deep inside the body and focus on Valby Vokalgruppes’ starting point: the voice.
Thousand Times Yes
Essi Kausalainen, Marja Ahti, Jenny Kalliokulju
4 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
‘Thousand Times Yes’ is an international and intergenerational collaboration bringing together artists and musicians to explore the potential of cooperation and sharing in the form of a performance. It is a multidisciplinary dialogue that takes the shape of an experimental feminist chamber opera, inviting its participants to rethink the concept of Gesamtkunstwerk and its aesthetics, as well as the hierarchical and unequal traditions of the (performing) arts.
Drawing Music
Ann Rosén, 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.
Transistor 8
Rune Søchting, J&K (Janne Schäfer & Kristine Agergaard), Lukas Orwin, Michael Edgerton, John Hanse, Nina Jeppsson, Kent Olofsson, Fredrik Haller, Jörgen Dahlqvist, Annika Nyman, Kirstine Lindemann, Gylleboverket
25 October 2019 - 31 October 2019
The eight edition of the Transistor Festival runs for seven days and presents installations, performances, artist talks and artistic research seminars. Transistor is focusing on building a long-term infrastructure of experimental performing arts.
fungal network / rhizomatic network (working title)
Jaleh Negari, Felia Gram-Hanssen
21 October 2019 - 24 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.
Chamber Cinema Set
Simon Christensen, Robert Schaller
10 June 2019 - 28 September 2019
‘Chamber Cinema Set’ is an ongoing project that Danish composer, Simon Christensen and the American filmmaker, Robert Schaller, began back in 2012. The main goal of the artistic collaboration was to create live events that involves Chamber music and analogue film projected live on stage.
Mix-edit of MTS sound archive
Nicklas Lundberg
19 August 2019 - 30 September 2019
Nicklas Lundberg is a Swedish musician, sound artist and an instrument builder based in Malmö. His focus and thrive is the exploratory means of wasted and rejected consumer electronic goods and creates eclectic sound fields with a firm link to the electro acoustic music and with a strong visual content. With a past in improvisational jazz and in theoretical musicology he uses his knowledge and experience to experiment through various musical situations, produce and explore the sounds of the “rejected”.
Do I look fluid?
Alberto Franceschini, Daniel Lercher, Ingrid Cogne
19 September 2019 - 29 September 2019
“Do I look fluid?” focusses on “writing as action” within a choreographic structure wherein physical body movement, choreographic composition, and sound design aim at stretching the performative power of relations, the capacity of encounters, and a possible collective mean-making.
Other ear
Kirstine Lindemann , Yiran Zhao
1 October 2019 - 12 October 2019
While making compositions in which the movement and sound of the body forms the main compositional material the project ‘other ear’ researches how the staging and the physical presence of the performer create relations to an audience. 'other ear' works with an expanded concept of classical composition while placing the physical body in the center of the works.
Tvilling
Freja Andersson, Bianca Maria Barmen, Britta Olsson, Erik Peters
9 September 2019 - 15 September 2019
‘Tvilling’ is based on a text by Bianca Maria Barmen, circling around her own experiences of close friends and relatives having lost their twin sibling in violent and unexpected ways. The project is conceived as an interdisciplinary performance involving sound, movement, text, sculpture and video projections. Each of the four artists involved provides an artistic layer of expression to the performance.
Des/information
Martina Tomner, Ida Höög, Natalie Eriksson, Emily Willman, Ola Rubin, Agata Tuchołka
23 August 2019 - 28 September 2019
‘Des/information’ is an experimental, interactive chamber music drama for four chamber musicians, one actor and prerecorded EAM. The performance is an interdisciplinary collaboration between composer, actor and musicians, where they aim to explore concepts such as the role of art and music in a contemporary, evolving society.
Extended Piano
Zoe Efstathiou
15 August 2019 - 16 August 2019
Zoe Efstathiou is a pianist working with contemporary piano techniques as a composer and improviser, exploring the materiality of space in an improvised performance, the timbral possibilities of the piano and the relationship between piano and electronics. Her project at Inter Arts Center will involve researching on the possibilities of composing music for piano that has a point of departure in the timbral exploration of the instrument's overtones.
INSIDE
Eva Sidén, Christian Rønn
7 August 2019 - 8 August 2019
Composer, pianist and sound artist Eva Sidén SE and composer, organist and sound artist Christian Rønn DK are collaborating in a project to make a composition and a sound installation together. Exploring acoustics, organ and grand piano in a multichannel setup and an installation EAM 7.1 with video projections.
Phantom Zone Projector
Kalle Brolin
19 August 2019 - 28 September 2019
Smuggler of refugees Amir Heidari was filmed and interviewed in a Swedish prison, while talking about a Europe without walls. The interview took place in 2007 and was recorded on a mini-DV camera. A performance piece describes how various parties (like the police, or the documentary film industry) throughout the years since then have attempted to influence different versions of the filmed material.
other ear
Kirstine Lindemann, Yiran Zhao
11 August 2019 - 22 August 2019
While making compositions in which the movement and sound of the body forms the main compositional material the project ‘other ear’ researches how the staging and the physical presence of the performer create relations to an audience. 'other ear' works with an expanded concept of classical composition while placing the physical body in the center of the works.
Black Bird
Maria Naidu, Thomas Romlöv, Kent Olofsson, Imre Zsibrik
22 July 2019 - 4 August 2019
A solo dance performance inspired by the Japanese photographer Masahisa Fukase, his book Karasu (Corps), its basic thematic and the raven (species). The work revolves around Fukase's central themes: isolation and tragedy at different levels of depth and abstraction. A spectacular yet fateful collage that mixes dance art, movement, projected images and filmed sequences, silent sounds, drone and deafening lamentations in a cinematic way. It should hurt in the same way as when massaging a bruise.
In the Cities
Nicola Pianzola, Anna Dora Dorno, Alberto Novello Jestern
15 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
‘In the cities’, inspired by Calvino, is an interdisciplinary experimental research and production project that aims to create the contemporary theatre production ‘The Global City’, a performance with a modulate structure able to be composed in a different sequence and to involve international artists, according to the different spaces and contexts hosting the residency phases.
The Sonic Storyboard
Diana Chester
10 June 2019 - 16 June 2019
The Sonic Storyboard is a project developed from recordings of the Islamic call to prayer, also known as the adhan, azhan, or namaaz. With these field recordings and corresponding photographs, Diana Chester will develop an interactive space where visitors to the exhibition become participants in the ever-changing soundscape of the space. The idea is to highlight human mediation of thought through human mediation of sound.
Memory Lab
Rani Nair, Malin Holgersson, Joanna Ekström, Celine Orman
2 June 2019 - 9 June 2019
Memories and archives have been a recurring theme for several years, both in Rani Nair’s own works and through projects she has been invited to. Based on her former works, e.g. 'Future Memory', Rani has developed different methods of working with memories that she now wants to develop into a new work – a kind of memory lab that engages with audiences, both professionals and amateurs, in a participatory laboratory where their personal memories come in the center stage.
Interference #8
Akio Suzuki, Hiromi Miyakita, Caitlin Dear, Miyuki Inoue, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
21 May 2019 - 27 May 2019
Interference #8 which is organized by the Malmö Academy of Music is a laboratory for artistic research. The atmosphere is that of sharing and joint exploration. The theme of this lab is site specific and ecological sound art with a focus on listening practices. Among several international guests like Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir are the legendary sound artist Akio Suzuki, the choreographer Hiromi Miyakita. Caitlin Dear and Miyuki Inoue are both doing residencies at the Inter Arts Center.
Humancicada
Miyuki Inoue
15 May 2019 - 30 June 2019
‘Humancicada’ has its origins in the time when Miyuki Inoue went into the woods to find a place to sing. She recorded her voice and cicada insects and made sound installations from the recordings. This time, Miyuki wants to create a participatory sound sculpture in which the audience is invited to sing together to become part of the work.
Memory Lab
Rani Nair, Malin Holgersson, Joanna Ekström, Celine Orman
9 May 2019 - 16 May 2019
Memories and archives have been a recurring theme for several years, both in Rani Nair’s own works and through projects she has been invited to. Based on her former works, e.g. 'Future Memory', Rani has developed different methods of working with memories that she now wants to develop into a new work – a kind of memory lab that engages with audiences, both professionals and amateurs, in a participatory laboratory where their personal memories come in the center stage.
Skin
Mads Bech Paluszewski-Hau
30 April 2019 - 18 May 2019
SKIN is a performative sound installation that uses sound as a tool to reveal inner, life-like attributes of things seemingly dead. Through working with various forms of acoustic feedback, the compositional setup enhances the resonant capabilities in selected objects that is hanging suspended, almost levitating in the performance space.
FLORENCE
Ellinor Ingvar-Henschen, Helena Röhr, Jonatan Sersam, Jenny Grettve, Andrea Grettve
18 May 2019 - 20 May 2019
A one-woman-performance with an opera singer acting alone on stage. She plays the piano, sings arias and improvises musically based on her personal story. Ellinor Ingvar-Henschen came out with her autobiography 'A song of abuse, courage and love' in the autumn of 2018. In the performance, her story is interwoven with the classical music as she accompanies herself on Puccini and presents a strong example of the music's healing power.
Odd matter
Els Woldhek, Georgi Manissiev
1 May 2019 - 30 June 2019
ODD MATTER is a design studio driven by curiosity for all the strange and wonderful. Researching, creating and exploring our world’s past, present and future through its materials, processes and concepts. The studio believes that by working with existing processes and notions, researching these from a different, more naive perspective can create a different kind of product. Unique and specific to the place they originate from.
Tree Time
Caitlin Dear, Thomas Schmocker
5 June 2019 - 10 June 2019
Caitlin Dear will be working both on and off site, with her project that exists two fold: 1. Tree Time is practice. It is not necessarily an artistic practice, but it uses artistic methods and paradigms to contribute to research within the sciences. It uses choreographic thinking and investigative bodily approaches to find out how we could socially engage with trees, and what this might mean for current sociological and ecological paradigms.
Intonal 2019 at IAC
Oswaldo Maciá, Tony Cokes, Alessandro Perini, Francesco Del Nero, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Lisa Stenberg , Stefan Östersjö , Dante Tanzi, Giuseppe Pisano, Mads Kjeldgaard
24 April 2019 - 28 April 2019
The Intonal Festival at IAC presents a series of Acousmatic concerts in the Red Room, followed by a seminar. All days you can experience sound and video installations by Oswaldo Maciá and Tony Cokes. Intonal is an annual festival for experimental and electronic music that has been held in Malmö since 2015. The international program is covering a wide range of genres, subgenres and unique expressions. See the entire program and information about tickets here.