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Conference on Art, Sound and Radio at Harp Art Lab 28 May 2015

28-29 May 2015, Halland, Sweden.

What is included in the concept of sound art? What sort of infrastructure is needed for sound art to develop positively? What might collaboration between art, sound and radio look like?
These are some of the questions that we shall try to answer during two days in Halland with the help of artists, theorists, and representatives of institutions in Sweden, Europe and the USA. The conference is divided into three sections in which we shall consider the following issues in greater depth:
What does sound art do?

Historical and theoretical aspects pertaining to what sound art can be, but also what the latest developments look like featuring sound in contemporary art.
How do institutions work with sound art?

We meet some of Europe’s leading institutions working with art and sound: Laboral (Gijón), Singuhr (Berlin) and Lydgalleriet (Bergen) which devote themselves to the field of experimental sound art with exhibitions, festivals, and concerts as well as residencies and laboratories. Performance by Harp Art Lab, which has been transformed from a windmill into a location for sound-art festivals and the permanent work known as KVARNOFONEN.

What can art and radio do together? How is radio used in art? How can historically important buildings and settings function as art infrastructure? Susan Philipsz will give an introduction to her artistic praxis and to the project The Distant Sound. Museo de Arte Contemporanea de Barcelona (MACBA) will present the museum’s web-radio initiative. Practical workshop on how institutions can work with casting together with MACBA and Fabel.

THE CONFERENCE ON ART, SOUND AND RADIO is a joint venture between the Swedish Exhibition Agency and Halland Art Museum/Art in Halland, in collaboration with Halmstad municipality, Harp Art Lab, World Heritage Site Grimeton Radio Station and Region Halland.

Thursday 28 May, Stadsbiblioteket Halmstad, Axel Olsons gata 1

12.30 Registration
13.00 Speeches of welcome by Magnus Jensner, Anna Johansson and Giorgiana Zachia
13.10 Introduction by conference host Björn Norberg

Session 1: What does sound art do?
13.15 Sound art, sonic art or sound-based art - where are we today?, Andreas Engström
13.45 No Depth: A Call for Shallow Listening, Seth Kim-Cohen
14.15 Panel discussion with Andreas Engström, Seth Kim Cohen and Åsa Stjerna. Moderator: Björn Norberg

14.45 Coffee break

Session 2: How do institutions work with sound art?
15.00 Lydgalleriet - Presenting art that is not for everyone, but for anyone, Mei Szetu
15.20 »singuhr« in Berlin – a project for sound art installations, Carsten Seiffarth
15.40 The SoundLAB (Laboratorio de sonido) at LABoral, Lucía García Rodríguez and Daniel Romero
16.05 Panel discussion: Mei Szetu, Carsten Seiffarth, Lucía García Rodríguez and Daniel Romero. Moderator: Björn Norberg

16.45 Walk to Halland Art Museum, Tollsgatan
17.00 Presentation of the exhibition Gerry Johansson - Halmstad, Pontiac, Ulan Bator. The permanent displays will also be open throughout the evening.
17.30 Artist talk: Seth Kim-Cohen and Mattin
18.00 Dinner at Halland Art Museum

19.30 Bus trip to Harp Art Lab, Harplinge. (The bus leaves from Halland Art Museum)
20.00 Harp Art Lab Julie Ericsson and Mikael Ericsson
21.45 Bus back to Halmstad, Hotell Norre Park, Norra vägen 7

Friday 29 May
8.15 Bus to World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station (Bus departs from Hotell Norre Park, Norra vägen 7)
Presentation of Kringelikrokar by Karolina Erlingsson (2013) during the bus ride. Introduction by the artist

9.15 Coffee
Session 3: What can art and radio do together?
09.30 Speech of welcome by Camilla Lugnet
09.40 Introduction, Björn Norberg
09.55 Innovative uses of Cultural Heritage, Christer Gustafsson
10.15 The Distant Sound, Susan Philipsz
10.45 Radio Web MACBA, Sònia López
11.15 Museum Pod, workshop with Sònia López and Max Valentin
12.00 Lunch
13.00 Guided tour of World Heritage Grimeton Radio Station, Jennie Helin
13.30 Panel discussion: Christer Gustafsson, Susan Philipsz and Sònia López. Moderator: Björn Norberg
14.00 Bus to Halmstad via Varberg.


Harp Art Lab | Harplinge Windmill | Sweden