V8skan at the Nobel Museum

Welcome preview of V8skan at the Nobel Museum 6-7.30pm, April 16 with artist Per Hüttner (free admission).

V8skan has been developed by artist Per Hüttner in collaboration with the Turkish curator Fatos Üstek and focuses on eight laureates in chemistry, physics, medicine, economics, and literature 1927-2009. The work draws inspiration from popular science and board games in order to suggest a new interface for visits to the museum and novel ways to discover the Nobel laureates’ discoveries and philosophies.

The project is made up of eight specially designed briefcases that offer a starting point for a collaborative process. Each briefcase has been created for a group of 2-6 people and the visitor can choose which laureate to work with based on their personal interests. Together the members of group develop thoughts and discussions with the starting point in a given laureate and his/her universe.

Blinds - Rita Nettelstad at KSM Lab, Norrköping

Vision Forum is proud to announce Rita Nettelstads's solo project, Blinds at KSM Lab in Norrköping.

Rita Nettelstad will show a series of works from 2012 - 15. The work has been developed in dialogue with Bo Eckebrink who is blind. The exhibition gives us a curious impressions of the limits of both seeing, experiencing along with the boundaries of language. 

 The installation is made up of two videos where the two discuss and work together. They take turns filming and drawing and describing the world to each other. Nettelstad also shows a series of drawings that Eckebrink has drawn from verbal descriptions that she has given him of her own abstract work
If you want to hear more about the project click here (Swedish only.)

Private view – 10 April, 14-17. The exhibition is open until May 3, KSM Lab, Norrköpings Stadsmuseum, Holmbrogränd, Norrköping, Sweden.

Norrköping Air is Moving Forward

We are very happy to announce that our residency Norrköping Air has been rewarded a grant from Nordic Culture Point which means that we can invite artists for the residency in 2015. Since we got this wonderful news rather late, we will not be able to launch an open call this year.

The structure will be somewhat different this year. We will have two artists in residency in July, August and September. On top of that, we will offer a series of shorter residencies that last for one or two weeks. We will also create a series of events in collaboration with the Linköpings universitet in the region of Östergötland. We will shortly announce this year's residents and the other events. So keep year eyes peeled on this blog and the Norrköping Air blog.

Dépaysement - Vilda Siurblyte at KSM-lab

Dépaysement is a French word for the feeling that comes from not being in one’s home country. It is the unsteady feeling you get when you are away from your home; a sense of disorientation due to experience of unfamiliar surroundings.

Dépaysement is a change of scenery — a person in an unusual setting, an unknown environment or in an unexpected situation. Appropriated from anthropology. Dépaysement is defined as the experience of (re)seeing familiar object in different way.

Vilda Siurblyte has been working on a photographic project for the last six months and Dépaysement is the outcome of this process. She shows less than a dozen photographs from Östergötland where she has used analogue camera, scanned the images and often added text to the black and white imagery.

Marco Pasi and OuUnPo on the end of the World.

After the XIV OuUnPo research session in Stockholm entitled the Fugue, OuUnPo member Marco Pasi sent the following note to the other members of the network:

When I got back home from Stockholm it occurred to me that I still owed something to the group. Since the session was so inspiring to me, I thought the time had come to pay my dues. As you will remember, in December 2012 we celebrated the end of the world, at least as the Maya would have it. The idea was to convince that beautiful wandering asteroid to kiss our planet through a laser ray of poetry. Much catastrophe, very little heritage! I had collected all the poems you had read aloud on that night and which you sent me afterwards. I promised to remix them and I’ve finally done it now. The result is… well, little more than a poetic joke I guess. But it is in the spirit not only of OuUnPo, but also of our ancestor OuLiPo. I took the first verses of the poems you sent me and mixed them all up together. No words were added, no words were taken away. Non-English poems were translated (sort of) literally into Mr. Cameron’s idiom (yeah, right!). I only hesitated between dicks and bees, and went for the latter (sorry Natasha!). Dicks are good of course (although sometimes they can be full of shit), but bees sound more poetic to my old-fashioned ear.

And here is the original call from December 2012:

Artistic Strategy & Workers’ Struggle in london

An exchange between Giovanni Rubino and Aria Spinelli with input from Migrant Workers Education Group and Proyecto Sur.

On 6th March, MayDay Rooms will host a discussion between the Milan-based Italian artist, Giovanni Rubino and independent curator and researcher, Aria Spinelli. This exchange will link a long-term collaborative research project investigating the history of radical art in Milan in the 1970′s with current forms of workers’ struggle in Britain and the role of what might be called ‘artistic strategies’ today. This latter will be addressed by members of the Migrant Workers Education Group and a Chilean representative from Proyecto Sur (tbc).

(Kihlberg)Henry on INFRA

Please take a moment to watch this wonderful video about working together!!!

More about INFRA from Kihlberg and Henry on Vimeo.