Reflektioner (Reflections) is an exhibition and a performative weeklong event in combination with the social context of having a cup of coffee with visitors and audience. Me and my colleague in Nomodaco – Carolina Bäckman – showed new solo works and hosted Umeå Konsthall during a week in January 2019. Together with composer Johannes Burström and light designer Tobias Leira, I and Carolina deconstructed our artistic processes and its relationship to some of the big questions and small mysteries in our life. Embraced by joint history, materialized into a series of dance performances during the last ten years, a reflective work took place in the landscape of a shared now.
As a part of our program, we also showed video works and invited guests to discuss important topics of today.
Lectures and open talks during the week:
15/1, 13-14 Open talk: Geography and Dance – Guest speaker Clara West (Dans i Västerbotten)
15/1, 18.30-20.00 Open talk: Experiences of art for with and to children – Guest speaker Anna Lindqvist (Senior lecturer Associate Professor, Department of applied educational science and Emil Nilsson-Mäki (Artistic Leader Skuggteatern, Umeå)
16/1, 16-17 Open Talk: Nomodaco and Sverker Sörlin (Professor at KTH, History of science, technology, and environment. together with Katrin Zackrisson Caldeborg and Mats Caldeborg from Konsthall Norra Kvarken. Talk about the challenges and possibilities with artistic work in our time of Anthropocene and climate change.
16/1, 17.15-18.30 Lecture: Possibilities of the Anthropocene – Sverker Sörlin gives a lecture based on his book Anthropocene followed by a Q&A with Nomodaco and the audience.