Accelerator Launch Event

In Memoriam/In Futurum: Reflecting on interdisciplinary practices is part of an ongoing collaboration between the MA programme in Curating Art at Stockholm University and Accelerator. On the evening of Sept 1, Accelerator will host a launch event for the project presented in connection to the exhibition The Experimental Field. The evening will consist of a presentation of In… Continue reading Accelerator Launch Event

Cluster 3 – A video essay

Because most of the members could not be physically present for the Accelerator Launch Event, Cluster 3 decided to prepare a video presentation to be live streamed during the evening. This video presentation became an artistic experimentation and involved, once again, all of the Cluster’s members. A huge thank you to Cilia Wagén for imagining… Continue reading Cluster 3 – A video essay

Cluster 5 – In the dark room

Cluster 5 spent a whole weekend in and out of the dark room, where Nicole taught Isabel, Laura and Isabelle the entire process of making and developing analogue photographs and photograms. Taking inspiration from our discussions and intertextual exchanges around death, we worked with ash, glass fragments and images from our trips to Skogskyrkogården and… Continue reading Cluster 5 – In the dark room

Cluster 8 – Existing Beyond Ourselves: Reflections on the Archive

written by Isabelle Ribe – While spending time with the Gustav Sandberg archive, I developed a visceral awareness that I am, for once, allowed to touch historical remnants of someone else’s life with my bare hands. I had previously conceived of the archive as something inherently experienced through either a glass display case or hypoallergenic… Continue reading Cluster 8 – Existing Beyond Ourselves: Reflections on the Archive

Cluster 8 – Thinking Pollen

written by Otto Ruin – When we received the peculiar archive of the botanist Gustav Sandberg, a collection made up of notes, plants, seeds, earth samples, lab reports, it revealed a person who saved and analysed all his scientific impressions. In its thoughtful and almost pedantic way, made up of several boxes within boxes, tubes… Continue reading Cluster 8 – Thinking Pollen

Cluster 8 – a poem

written by Lior Nønne Malue Hansen – We opened box upon box Allowing the sediments  Of your fragmented collection Of culturally wrapped natural material  To pollenize the ruin in the make Of our (con)temporary hive mind We layed out all of our perceptions  On a thousand broken plateaus  In an effort to connect the dots… Continue reading Cluster 8 – a poem

Cluster 8 – Data and ruins

written by Axel Gagge – I like to think of “data” as a building block, a contemporary construction material. Data consists of “data points”, information which someone has collected and ordered into a meaningful whole. The ordering of data is a creative and intellectual search for structure. It involves both mathematical methods and artistic visualization.… Continue reading Cluster 8 – Data and ruins

Cluster 4 – About

Cluster 4 consists of curator Lina Aastrup, artist Olga Krüssenberg, researchers Anni Reponen (art history) and Jung James Cho (inorganic chemistry). We researched the relationship between time and matter by examining samples of the bedrock at Frescati which formed 1.8 billion years ago. With the granite as our starting point and the metaphor of the… Continue reading Cluster 4 – About

The Center of the Universe – Atoms through the Eyes of Hilma af Klint

Hilma af Klint, The Muhammedan Standpoint, 1920

In 1917 the Swedish painter, Hilma af Klint (1862-1944), created 22 paintings about atoms. They were spiritual and scientific investigations of the essence of the world’s building blocks, representing the birth and energy of the atom, metaphorically rather than through scientific models. The watercolour works contain the forms of a square and circle repeated in… Continue reading The Center of the Universe – Atoms through the Eyes of Hilma af Klint