Nordic Affect, photo David Oldfield. Suzanne Osten, photo Magnus Hallgren. Shiva Feshareki photo Alice the Camera.

Skissernas Night

Three times a year Skissernas Museum presents Skissernas Night – join us as we open up the Museum for an evening full of art, exhibitions and activities. Bring your friends and family and celebrate one of our favorite evening events!

18.00 Talk: Suzanne Osten and Kerstin Berggren
18.00 - 20.00 Creative Workshop
19.00 Tomoko Sauvage (JP/FR)
20.00 Maher Cissoko (SN/SE)
20.00 Nordic Affect (IS)
21.00 Performance Croquis: Leif Holmstrand
21.30 Maher Cissoko (SN/SE)
21.45 Shiva Feshareki (EN)

All evening:
Film screening: The Weather War by Bigert & Bergström, Guided tours: 15 min one artist(scroll down for schedule), Dj Sona and Visuals by Olof Wengren.

Talk: Suzanne Osten

Suzanne Osten is the Swedish theatre icon who initiated Sweden’s first independent theatre company in the 60’s. She has been the pioneering Artistic Director of Unga Klara since 1975 and has transformed the nature and status of children’s theatre in Sweden and internationally. Osten has received numerous awards worldwide for her work in theatre and film, particularly her work with in children’s theatre. Osten is also a writer of several books and screenplays. Her work often deals with challenging topics such as anorexia, Down’s syndrome and divorce. In 2016 Suzanne made headlines with her film The Girl, The Mother and The Demons. At Skissernas Night Osten will be interviewed by journalist Kerstin Berggren about creativity and creative process.

Performance Croquis with Leif Holmstrand

Alternative croquis drawing for everyone - no matter if you are an artist or not. Artist Leif Holmstrand will perform in the Swedish Gallery and we can promise an intriguing meeting between performace, croquis and art.

Artist, writer and musician Leif Holmstrand has puzzled Sweden with his queer peculiar art installations and performances. He is unpredictable in his choice of material working with everything from kid’s trollies, burnt meat, to yarn or stuffed animals. As a writer Holmstrand debuted in 2002 (poem collection Stekelgång) and has since then published over twenty books reflecting a restless visual artistic practice with non-static roots in contemporary rainbow culture and partially overlooked queer art history. At Skissernas Night Leif will do a performance with in the museums concept “Performance Croquis” where you will be able to participate and sketch.

Drawing materials are available to borrow - no prior knowledge is required. Limited number of places. Duration 30 minutes.

Live Act: Shiva Feshareki (UK)

For the first time in Sweden: Shiva is an experimental composer, radio presenter and turntablist of British Iranian heritage. Her work explores the sound of electricity through a wide range of practices and collaborative processes incorporating classical methodology. Her turntable performances slice apart disparate sonic palettes before sewing them back together with expert sampling techniques. Cuts from old-school garage and d’n’b records electrify her sets, while deep minimalist composers such as Pauline Oliveros and James Tenney provide a layer of delicacy. Shiva is the Winner of 2017 BASCA British Composer Award for Innovation and has performed at London’s Tate Modern gallery, and will later this year perform at PLX Tjärö, Hyperreality (Vienna) and Nikolaj Kunsthall (Copenhagen).

Live Act: Tomoko Sauvage (JP/FR)

For more than ten years, Paris based Tomoko Sauvage has been investigating the sound and visual properties of water in different states, as well as those of ceramics, combined with electronics. Porcelain bowls of different sizes, filled with water and amplified via hydrophones (underwater microphones), waterbowls is a kind of natural synthesizer that generates fluid timbre using waves, drops and bubbles. Tomoko has performed around the world with this acoustic phenomenon that requires fine tuning depending on the amount of water, a subtle volume control and interaction with the acoustic space.

Live Act: Nordic Affect (IS)

Island is known for its rich culture and intriguing experimental music export such as Björk and Sigur Rós, and Nordic Affect is not an exception. The Icelandic ensemble has been hailed as ‘multi-disciplinary force of nature’, a gem in Iceland’s music life and loved for ‘ineffable synergy between the performers. Nordic Affect was formed by a group of period instrument musicians who were united in their passion for viewing familiar musical forms from a different perspective and for daring to venture into new musical terrain. Nominated for the Nordic Council Music Prize and named Performer of the Year at the Iceland Music Awards in 2014 the group has also toured festivals in Europe and the US.

Maher Cissoko (SN/SE)

Senegalese music played on the west African kora/harp lute. More information soon!

Guided Tours: 15 min one artist, one artwork

17.00  Isaac Grünewald, The Swedish Gallery, (Swe)
17.30  Astrid Göransson, The Birth of the Work of Art, (Eng)
18.00  Fernand Léger, The International Gallery, (Swe)
18.30  Francisco Eppens, Mexican Collection, (Eng)
19.00  Sonia Delaunay, The International Gallery, (Swe)
19.30  Isaac Grünewald, The Swedish Gallery, (Eng)
20.00  Fernand Léger, The International Gallery, (Eng)
20.30  Francisco Eppens, Mexican Collection, (Swe)
21.00  Sonia Delaunay, The International Gallery, (Eng)
21.30  Astrid Göransson, The Birth of the Work of Art, (Swe)

Film Screening: The Weather War by artists Bigert & Bergström

The Weather War (2012, 58 min) is a documentary/art film about man’s attempts to control the weather and harness it for his own purposes. In a blend of land art performance and road movie, artist duo Bigert & Bergström travel to the US tornado belt with their special machine-sculpture, the Tornado Diverter. The goal: To stop a tornado. Along the way, we see historical examples of how the science of meteorology developed in symbiosis with military goals and how these visions evolved into modern ideas of geo-engineering. Controversial ideas with socio-political consequences, spotlighting the big question of who is really entitled to modified weather.

This is the final film in the trilogy that Bigert & Bergström have been working with since 2002, dealing with the human obsession with control. The first film, Last Supper from 2005, is about the last meal offered to death row inmates before their execution. In 2008 came Life Extended, a film on the contemporary dream of a longer, or even eternal, life.

The Weather War was produced by Ginestra Film in collaboration with SVT K-Special and with the support of the Swedish Film Institute, Nordic Film & TV Fund and The MEDIA Program of the European Union.

Skissernas Night is produced with support from Sparbanken Skåne’s foundation owner Sparbanksstiftelsen Finn.


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