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
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
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
“A stone never dies, right? Our society devours time, while a stone’s frame of time reaches far beyond our existence, intangible in its distance. I pick up a stone at the beach, it is perfectly round, ground by the waves of the sea. How many times has it been washed on to different shores? How… Continue reading Cluster 4 – A Stone Never Dies
Que m’est-il arrivé? J’ai dû survivre à un accident. Pourtant je ne me souviens pas. J’essaye de me relever mais la hauteur du monticule et la boue m’en empêchent. Quelque chose tombe. Est-ce un fragment, une cellule? Mon corps est aujourd’hui en morceaux. Je me souviens vaguement du piétinement des loups, du fatras de la… Continue reading Cluster 6 – Moi: La piece, le marais, la montagne
These poems were selected by Mehregan Meysami as a comment to our first individual task where the participants were asked to embody the swamp, Lappkärret.
Cluster 7 had its second meeting this weekend and decided to visit the exhibition “The Experimental Field” at Accelerator. Since our last meeting we have tried to come up with our own concept of time, outside of conventional structures like dates, hours and minutes. During our first meeting we had a long conversation about how… Continue reading Cluster 7 – The Experimental Field, time and discipline
Follow In memoriam/In futurum on Instagram for weekly updates on our group experiments. “Cluster 5 wandering among the graves at Skogskyrkogården last week. The pine trees stretched over us like a cathedral nave as we shared stories of burial rituals and shared a beautiful day with the dead.” Curator: Isabelle Ribe Artist: Nicole Newsha Khadividombali… Continue reading Follow us!
Our first individual assignment stemmed from an ambition to give voice to the swamp – Lappkärret. We had until then read and talked about the different theories of where the name originated from and wanted to reverse the process. Instead of using an outside perspective, we submerged ourselves into the watery world of the swamp.… Continue reading Cluster 6 – Task 1
For being an area in the outskirts of Stockholm, there is oddly enough not that much written about Lappkärrsberget and its etymology. When diving into the existing research, it quickly became clear that there is no consensus within the research community about where the name comes from. Among the diverging theories on the origins of… Continue reading Cluster 6 – A Long Time Ago