Vision Forum Autumn Meeting 2014

KSM and Vision Forum welcome you to our annual Vision Forum Autumn meeting. This year, we will focus on how to formulate problematics and how this process is similar and different in the arts and sciences. We are particularly happy that the program will coincide with the opening of this year’s Norrköping Air residents' Quynh Vantu, Vijai Patchineelam and Vanja Sandell Billström exhibitions at Verkstad, The museum of Forgetting and various public spaces. The meeting will take place September 25 and 26. Please find the program below. All events are free of charge and open to the public.
September 25

9.30 - 16.30
Visit to Finspång. We will meet at
9.30 at Skvallertorget, Norrköping and return to Norrköping by 16.30. (Booking is required! Contact Mattias Åkeson: mattias.akeson (at) to join.) The presentation will include Claudia Squitieri from Paris speaking about her work with OuUnPo in Sicily, Cecilia Ahlqvist talking about her Art Island, Philipp Messner from Siemens in Munich talking about their support for church architecture and Mårten Hafström talking about the future of culture in Finspång.

Preview and presentations of work by Quynh Vantu, Vijai Patchineelam and Vanja Sandell Billström at Verkstad.

An ambient set by Dungeon Acid at Verkstad.

September 26

10.00 -15.00 Seminar and lectures at  Norrköping konstmuseum on how to formulate problematics. Contributions by William Stafford, Marjolijn Dijkman, Erik Berggren, Viktorija Siaulyte, Mahmoud Keshavarz and Vijai Patchineelam.

10.00 - William Stafford on the scientific method and experiences in music.
10.45 -  Erik Berggren on the project 'Is this the Time for Art?'
11.30 -  Marjolijn Dijkman on her artistic practice.


13.30 Film screening by Vijai Patchineelam.
14.00-15.00 Viktorija Siaulyte and Mahmoud Keshavarz talk about their work in relationship to Vijai Patchineelam's film.
The events are organised in collaboration with KSM at Linköpings universitet and Östsam.

Norrköping Air is supported by Norrköpings kommun, IASPIS and this year's public presentations by Statens kulturråd.

WELCOME!!!!! (All events TBC.)

Vision Forum in Beirut with 98weeks and Assabil Libraries

the VOLUME project, September 11–20, 2014, Beirut.

Have libraries become obsolete in the digital age? Can we conceive public libraries as something other than a collection of books? When does a library begin and end?

Started as a long-term research project in November 2013, the VOLUME project investigates the potential of libraries as sites for artistic creation and production of knowledge, as well as for the formation of critique and dialogue. For nine days, international and local artists, theorists, curators and librarians will engage the public library as a space and a concept, through a series of performances, ad-hoc interventions, talks, literary writings and installations. Events will take place at 98weeks Project Space, Assabil Libraries, and in public spaces around Beirut.


with visual contributions from Dennis Typhus, Fabrice Hybert, Delphine Coindet, Corinne Sautot, Ariel Fleiszbein, Claudia Squitieri, Olivia Creed, Myriam Tirler, Samon Takahashi, Ravi Shardja, Jean-Marcel Busson, Sonarlamen Jusbec, Vincent Busson, Sébastien Busson, Frédéric Rebotier, David Nuss, Jerome Fino, Yann Leguay, Elsa Rossler, Mik Quantius....

Gol is romance.


NO MUSIC WAS PLAYING, from the title of this exhibition we could preclude that it is related to the experimental music that Instants Chavirés has been supporting for more than twenty years now. It is above all the proposal conceived by Daniele Balit, our guest curator for this autumn exhibition in Montreuil. Works by Ludovica Carbotta, Sara Enrico, Rie Nakajima, André Romão, Capucine Vandebrouck and Byron Westbrook, map out the exhibition space through actions, events, affectations and confrontations. NO MUSIC WAS PLAYING explores the idea of ’playground,’ the living body at play within the field of action, the gaze returned to the platform of the event.
An ascension to the surface that echoes the suggestion of such thinkers, writers and artists as, Paul Valéry, Gilles Deleuze and Robert Morris : that the world begins to exist at the limits of our skin.
Ludovica Carbotta, Rie Nakajima, André Romão, Sara Enrico, Byron Westbrook andCapucine Vandebrouck.

An exhibition curated by Daniele Balit 
with the cooperation of Guillaume Constantin 
& Alexandra Delage. 20/09 - 2/11 2014
, opening saturday 20/09

INSTANTS CHAVIRÉS 2 rue émile zola montreuil
, exhibition open on wednesdays, saturdays and sundays, 3-7pm
 and by appointments

EVENTS during the exhibition @ ancienne brasserie Bouchoule - free entrance :

Byron Westbrook / 27 september - 18h / performance

Marc Pichelin / 20 ans de Ouie-Dire

4 october - 17h / lecture

5 october - 17h / performance

Naivité's new website

Vision Forum collaboration partner in Gothenburg, Naïvité has launched its English website. Its a zoo of inspiring projects that balance between art and everything else including parties and fashion. Enjoy your visit and make sure to join Vision Forum, Naïvité and OuUnPo in February in Stockholm when all of us get together for a 10 day bonanza.

Lot's of Good OuUnPo News!


Vision Forum and OuUnPo are proud to announce that we have won a grant from Stockholms läns landsting for the event at Hallwylska museet as part of the session in Stockholm. More info here.

We are also proud to announce that Pinacoteca and SP Escola de Teatro will host events during the Sao Paulo session and also that the Embassy of Sweden in Brazil supports our projects. More info here.

Dark Light selected for Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival

Vision Forum Film is proud to announce that the short film "Dark Light" by Per Hüttner has been selected for the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival, 16-30 September, 2014. "Dark Light" was created by artist Per Hüttner's project for the 33e Panorama da arte brasileira in Sao Paulo in 2013. It was filmed in Trinidad in the same year with a local producer and local actors.

In the film, we follow two men who inhabit the same space and who still cannot see or communicate with each other. Through a discovery on the beach, one of the two men finds a tool that allows the two to communicate. "Dark Light" asks questions about how we can influence our lives in positive ways and particularly how a small shift in our outlook on existence can change the very fabric our how we live. In the era of self-help books and consumerism we often look for outside influences (education, work, marriage, travel) to change, while Hüttner suggests that a small change in our perspective on the world can have a far bigger impact.

Equally, the film suggests that the solutions to our problems usually lie closer than we expect and asks what can be done collectively to make these visible. It looks at how people who similarly live very different lives can become united through new discoveries and novel links. However, in order to do so, we need to keep an open mind and an open spirit.