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

Cluster 4 – The Fingerprint of a Stone

Feldspar, mica, and quartz.

With the geological conditions of The Experimental Field as the point of departure for our joint research process, we took a deep dive into the bedrock beneath our feet. The samples, kindly lent to us by Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, were taken from when the subway station, Universitetet, was created in the 1970s. The bedrock was then… Continue reading Cluster 4 – The Fingerprint of a Stone

Cluster 4 – Reading List

One of the ways Cluster 4 dealt with creating a feeling of joint process despite not physically being able to meet as much as we would have wanted, was to share reading material. The texts were an inspiration and a starting point for our many interesting conversations on immersion, time and matter. Bibliography Barthes, Roland, Mythologies,… Continue reading Cluster 4 – Reading List

Cluster 4 – Möbius Strip

Let us introduce you to the metaphor of the Möbius Strip. A one-sided surface that is constructed from a rectangle by holding one end fixed and twisting the opposite end 180 degrees. Joining the ends create the shape of an infinity symbol ∞. This is what mathematicians call a non-orientable surface. If you let your finger… Continue reading Cluster 4 – Möbius Strip

Cluster 4 – At the lab

Did you know that there are only two electron microscopes in Sweden? And one of them is located at the Arrhenius Laboratory at Stockholm University. Listening and learning from each other about our different areas of research is key to this interdisciplinary group project, so for our first meeting PhD candidate James Cho showed artist… Continue reading Cluster 4 – At the lab

Cluster 4 – The Experimental Field

For our very first meeting James Cho, Olga Krüssenberg and Lina Aastrup of Cluster 4 got together to visit Accelerator and the exhibition The Experimental Field. The exhibition traces back the history of the Stockholm University campus as a site of agricultural experimentation and opens up questions of experimental ways to live together and with… Continue reading Cluster 4 – The Experimental Field