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

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 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 6 – About

Cluster 6 was created with a common interest in exploring the structure and meaning of language. Taking the area of “Lappkärrsberget” as a starting point, the group investigated what meanings could be hidden within appellations of territories and how much this meaning accurately refers to the history of a place. Lina Aastrup Lina Aastrup (Sweden)… Continue reading Cluster 6 – About

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 6 – Mapping with Words

Map illustration by Lina Aastrup. Words by Tilda Dalunde.

Maps function as a way of visualising space. The reduction of lived spatial experience to lines on a flat surface. A thing to own, a document to hold, a tool for navigation. We asked ourselves: what place does words and language have in relation to mapping and placemaking at Lappkärrsberget? For the illustration in the… Continue reading Cluster 6 – Mapping with Words

Cluster 6 – On Sound

Spectrogram artwork by Mehregan Meysami

“Phonetics is a part of linguistics, a field that studies language. Phonetics is concerned with sounds; how to write down sounds in transcriptions; how sounds are produced (articulatory phonetics); the acoustic characteristics of sounds (acoustic phonetics); and how sounds can be perceived (auditory phonetics).  Speech sounds are practically “small air pressure fluctuations” (3) or soundwaves… Continue reading Cluster 6 – On Sound