In between the layers
“Mellan Lagren” (In Between the Layers): Den Ekologiska Teatern’s sound installation, which opens at the Biological museum 27 May and then runs until 31 December.
Den Ekologiska Teatern has created a unique sound installation in the Biological Museum of Stockholm where you as a visitor is surrounded by sound and text specifically composed and written for this utterly dead environment. The experience of the museum is given a new dimension where its history and the present moments reflections is coexisting.
You take part of the work through a pair of headphones and an iPhone that are wirelessly connected throughout the museum to 60 iBeacons. The iBeacons have been placed on the museum’s walls and can recognize/feel what you see. The soundwaves invites you to actively explore the 122 years old creaking exhibition with your whole body, like in a personal choreography.
The sound installation is available in English and Swedish until the 31st of December 2015.
27 May 18.00 – 20.00: The opening of Den Ekologiska Teatern’s interactive sound installation “Mellan Lagren”. (Free entrance, RSVP).
28 May – 31 December: Den Ekologiska Teatern’s interactive sound installation “Mellan Lagren” runs daily during Biologiska Museet’s opening times. (The biological museum entrance fee applies.)
“Den Ekologiska Teatern” (The Ecological Theater) is a series of independent performative episodes in the utterly dead Biological museum in Stockholm. It is initiated by Anna Asplind and Daniel AlmgrenRecén and has been happening throughout the spring and summer of 2015. “Den Ekologiska Teatern” takes the shape of a durational performative evening on the 25th of April, one publication named “Avlagringar”, that will be available in the museum and selected bookstores, a several months long participatory sound installation called “Mellan Lagren” (In Between the Layers) and a performance called “Kroppar i Mellanrum” (In Between Bodies). All centered on the artistic potential of the Biological museum.
To do this “Den Ekologiska Teatern” invites International and Swedish artists from as diverse artistic expressions as written text, dance, fine art, installation, poetry, light and interactive sound art. There is also being developed new digital media solutions to explore this museums mausoleum of movement.
“Den Ekologiska Teatern” is the first joint work of Anna Asplind and Daniel AlmgrenRecén. Read more about it here: Den ekologiska teatern
- About Daniel AlmgrenRecén
Through his work AlmgrenRecén is investigating materiality, memory and belonging in the forms of installation and performance. In 2012 he travelled 7000 km by car with all his personal belongings and built up his home in several places along the way. Visitors were invited to this permanently temporary home for a cup of coffee and talk about their notions of home. Daniel is a graduate from SNDO at the Amsterdam School of the Arts and has studied Theology and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. He is systematically problematizing choreography as creative practice by looking in to the fields of education, management, architecture and design thinking. During the autumn of 2014 he was a guest teacher in Theaterwissenschaft at Freie Universität in Berlin and performed for the visual artist Christian Falsnaes at the exhibition “Vertigo of reality” in Akademie der Künste. In 2013 he created the work “Near That Place” together with Johan Forsman for Turneslingan tre scener, co-produced with MDT, Atalante in Gothenburg and Dansstationen in Malmö.
- About Anna Asplind
In Asplind’s earlier work she has been engaged in the investigation on dance in relation to perception and understanding of different places. Since 2009 she has been working with a serie called “Dancewalks”, which is a site specific dance installation that has been produced in several public and semi public spaces throughout Europe. In this work she invites the audience to experience space through their bodies with instructions from an audio guide. In relation to her bachelor’s degree in Human Geography (2014) she successfully introduced this work to architecture and city planning. Last year she worked with the Dutch based company Random Collision in a close collaboration with the institution of social psychology at the University of Groningen. The piece was a part of a study in how groups form and affect each other and was presented throughout Moving Future festival and Norderzoon. Asplind graduated from the Ballet Academy of Gothenburg in 2008.
Installation design: Anna Asplind & Daniel AlmgrenRecén. Sound design: Tomas Björkdal. Technical concept and development: Department. Translation: Frida Sandström. Participating artists and writers: Anna Asplind, Bob Hansson, Daniel AlmgrenRecén, Elis Burrau, Emil Kjær Voss, Ida Linde, Johan Forsman, Johanna Frid, Jonas Liveröd, Rune Bosse, Sarra Anaya. During the Vernissage it’s also possible to see the artist Rune Bosses installation (et) Træ (a tree) and Erik Berglins photographic serie Blinded by the light. Co-produced with MDT and the Biological Museum. The project is supported by: Innovativ Kultur, The Swedish Arts Grants Committee, Kulturbryggan, Swedish Arts Council and Stockholms Stad. Special thanks to URBANEARS