Wednesday, 2 December 2020

 

Norrköping Air and Curatorial Mutiny are organising three workshops on how or bodily constitution influences our understanding of the world. Originally the plan was to make one, big workshop, but in these times we need to keep it more intimate. In the first, dancer and choreographer Carima Neusser leads a workshop where she and participants together examine and reflect on the human body’s inherent knowledge and how we can think about this in individual artistic practices. In the work the group together looks at these questions through different approaches taking inspiration from dance exercises, anthropological and philosophical texts as well as the Feldenkrais method.

During two days, a small group of artists from different fields, together investigate how the body can know.  Lunch, coffee and snacks are offered. The workshop takes place from 12pm – 5 pm, December 18-19 at LiU in Norrköpng (exact location to be announced shortly). If you are interested, get in touch
with Carima (carima.neusser [at] gmail.com as soon as possible. It’s first come, first served!

Tuesday, 17 November 2020

In Bologna and Marzabotto

 


Norrköping Air and Vision Forum are creating performances for sleeping audiences in a new project called “Delta.” We are interested how art can become a part of enriching the third of our lives that we spend asleep. The starting point can be found in the fact that some people have very rich nocturnal lives, while others only experience sleep as a necessity without any intrinsic value. Those whose minds are active at night and are aware of it, dream of magical and fantastic places and develop inspiring stories. Others find sleep a profoundly sensual experience where bodily pleasures take another form. We ask ourselves where this difference comes from. Is it genetic or is it dependent on how we view sleep, how we relate to t? Can a changed outlook on sleep enrich our nocturnal lives? If so, how can art actively be a part of positively influencing such a perspective?

The project, in other words, changes how we understand sleep and the processes that take place in our bodies during the night. In order to do this in the best of ways, we are approaching the problem in two ways: Firstly, we collaborate with people who have alternative outlook on sleep – both in the arts, in the sciences and culturally (many non-western cultures see sleep very differently from us). Secondly, we develop special biofeedback technology so that the sleepers can actively influence the nocturnal artistic output themselves. In short, the nocturnal performances we propose are

December 11-13, 2020, Norrköping Air and Vision Forum are organising a workshop in Bologna and Marzabotto together with Italian artist Emilio Fantin. He has over the last decade developed wonderful artworks and creative working processes where he investigates how people can collectively investigate and experience dreams. Together with the Vision Forum team, we will test merge his ideas with our research on performances for sleeping people practically. Artists and cultural workers from Sweden, Italy and Switzerland will together work for three days with sleep and dreams in inspiring settings.

Monday, 5 October 2020

 


Norrköping Air members participates in “2084″ in Helsiniki. 2084 is an exhibition that takes place in the present and speculates on the role power will play in the future. We participate principally in the performance events that accompany the exhibition and that will be hosted in the gallery October 10 and 13.

The exhibition and events do not aim to provide answers but offers narratives on the various ways power is activated today and what could happen in the years to come. They draw inspiration from the book 1984 by George Orwell. The fictitious subject matter of the book was forward-thinking, and in many ways, it has become a reality; think of today’s use of surveillance cameras, algorithms and fake news. However, despite the dire tone of the story, notions of love and activism were also present as integral forms of power. From this foundation, the participating artists in 2084 explore power and the future through themes such as media control, social protest, as well as imagination and desire.

2084 is curated by Stockholm-based curator Anne Klontz.

Monday, 10 August 2020

At Teater Reflex, Stockholm

 

Due to the Covid-19 situation Norrköping Air has been able to prepare for upcoming public events at Teater Reflex in Stockholm. The theatre has had its doors mostly closed to its audiences. We are very grateful for this opportunity and hope that you will be able to see the outcome of our experimentation on their stage in November or December. More info soon.

Monday, 6 July 2020

Berlin and Dresden

 

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Members of the Norrköping Air and Vision Forum teams are travelling to Berlin and Dresden to carry out research about baroque architecture, dance and visual art in September. It connects to our ongoing research on the baroque period and how it connects to our day and age. We are happy to see that this process that was started in 2018 is still generating momentum through collaborations in Finland, Switzerland and Germany. It is also rewarding to see it connecting to participants in such projects as Governing Bodies and Tomorrow’s Art Audiences. The project is becoming an umbrella for a whole array of explorations across geographic and disciplinary borders. More information will follow here as the baby baroque projects take shape over time.

Tuesday, 16 June 2020

Zürich Summer Investigations

 

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An international team of artists from Baroque Architecture and Submission travel to Zürich June 30 – July 4 to investigate the potential of using VR-technology in a new version of the project. The group will work with neuroscientist and architect Isa Pasqualini. They will also meet representatives from Tanzhaus Zürich as well as other researchers in the field.

Monday, 23 March 2020

Transformation II – online festival for biofeedback and music, May 3

Norrköping Air is proud that multiple members participate in
Transformation II – an online festival for BCI, neuro-feedback and music Sunday May 3, 2020. Please tune in by clicking here.

 

P-Node day 50

Transformation II [online] – BCI, neuro-feedback and music,

curated by 1+1=3 & ∏Node for Antivirus

17:00 – 18:00 -  introduction + “histoire du bio-feedback appliqué à la musique”, Samon Takahashi
18:00 – 19:00 -  “The brain during seizures, death and resurrection” a discussion about the recent work of Dr. Valerio Frazzini, MD., PhD candidate Antoine Leclercq, and Dr. Stephen Whitmarsh, Various locations
19:00 – 20:00 – “”brain2radio2brain | pérégrinations radiophoniques & sonifications électroencéphalographiques””, Guillaume Dumas [Live], Paris, France
20:00 – 21:00 – “Meditative Striptease”, Carima Neusser / Per Hüttner [Live], Stockholm, Sweden
21:00 – 22:00 – “Minnesmaskiner – You are listening to me while I am listening to myself”, Jan Carleklev, Skogen [Live], Sweden
22:00 – 23:00 – “Human x Machine Learning x 4: Cave Music, Wais,Delearn DSCP, Rock Regression “, Atau Tanaka [Live], Montreuil
23:00 – 00:00 – “Harmonics”, Stephen Whitmarsh [Live], Robinson.

You can listen to the whole emission, hour by hour, here.