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Events 2016

Guided Tour: Julio Le Parc
2016-01-24 14:00-15:00 

Museum curator Cecilia Andersson conducts a tour of the exhibition Julio Le Parc / Lumière. Language: Swedish.

With Motion in Mind
2016-02-02 18:30-20:00 

Have you asked your body what it did today?

Living and working with a sedentary lifestyle affects our health, and has become one of the major challenges today. Physical movement disappear from everyday activities and is instead something scheduled to individual hours of training. Is it possible to use design in order to invite the body back from sedentary everyday life and office work?

Welcome to lectures and workshops with an open discussion about movements in everyday situations from a design perspective. Students from the School of Design will address issues related to physical exertion and rest in everyday human-computer interaction with Catharina Henje, Institute of Design, Umeå University, and Helena Tobiasson, KTH and the Interactive Institute in Umeå.

Helena Tobiasson carries out research on human-computer interaction and will talk about the research project Motion in mind which examines how computer based work environments can be designed in order for employees to stay healthy. The project is carried out in collaboration with the Institute of Design where students were asked to find new ideas for how screen based work can encourage physical activity instead of contradicting it.

Although many companies are investing in training hours and other initiatives to promote physical activity during work hours, we are currently sedentary to a point where it clearly affects our health negatively. In cooperation with KTH in Stockholm and the Interactive Institute in Umeå, the project Motion in mind, consisting of modules for mobile offices which supports physical movement during work, is currently being developed and evaluated. The research provide knowledge about and examples on how sedentary work can be reduced and jobs improved by "mobile office equipment".

After the research presentation we continue with workshops and open discussions led by Catharina Henje and her students at the Design Academy.

How can we live with or without plastic in the future?
2016-02-09 17:30-20:00 

Welcome to a workshop where we contemplate and fantasize about what we do with plastic and what plastic does for us.

Bring the plastic you touch every day - in your memory or physically. We will work tangibly with materials that participants and workshop leaders bring to the workshop. Linda Bogren, lecturer at the Institute of Design, sketches out the future scenarios explained in words and other materials. Participants will receive a copy of these stories for the future.

Please note! Pre-registration via the link below is necessary due to a limited number of places.

The workshop is led by Kristina Lindström and Åsa Ståhl, artists and scientists at the School of Design. During the past year they have focused their artistic research on HYBRID MATTERS exploring concerns related to materials that arise in our contemporary world. Among other things, they invited people for walks along the river in Umeå to look for a new kind of plastic stone. They also handed out compost kits with worms that eat Styrofoam which will be presented in the workshop.

During the workshop we jointly try to imagine the future where we on one hand, build much of our lives on the use of plastic materials while on the other hand, are aware that the underlying resource for plastic production is finite. Moreover, plastic is capable of taking on unimagined forms: they're in rocks, the sea salt that we use to spice our food and in large islet-like currents in the oceans.

Introductory course in artistic bookbinding
2016-02-14 10:00-16:00 

Welcome to make your own artist's book during this workshop led by photographer and bookbinder Nico Baumgarten and artist Nisrine Boukhari. Bring your own photographs, drawings, texts, etc All other materials will be provided.

The workshop is offered free of charge and presented on the occasion of Nisrine Boukhari's exhibition Wanderism is a State of Mind. Nico and Nisrine will introduce various styles of bookbinding and as a participant you may try it out.

Nico Baumgarten is a photographer and bookbinder. He publishes handmade photo books, designs books and teaches artistic book making as well as critical documentary photography.

Nisrine Boukhari is an artist pursuing artistic postgraduate studies at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst in Vienna. She is currently exhibiting at Bildmuseet in the solo exhibition Wanderism is a State of Mind, a wanderer's manifesto.

Note that there are a limited number of places. Pre-registration required. Taught in English. Fully booked!

Guided Tour: The World was Flat
2016-02-21 14:00-15:00 

Museum curator conducts a tour in the exhibition The World was Flat. Language: Swedish. 

Bildmuseet Book Sale
2016-02-24 11:00 - 2016-03-06 18:00 

Book Sale in Bildmuseets shop.

Littfest at Bildmuseet - free entry
2016-03-19 19:00-22:00 

Littfest informal gathering and open discussion on the flip side of urbanisation with researcher Catharina Thörn and writer Po Tidholm, and between cultural commentator and blogger Samira Motazedi and writer and critic Elisabeth Hjorth on writing as a form of resistance.

In collaboration with Littfest - Umeå's international literature festival, Umeå School of Architecture, Teg Publishing and Glänta.

P R O G R A M M E

Bildmuseet will be open after ordinary opening hours this evening.
Take the opportunity to see the exhibitions, which will be open until 20:00.

19:00
Littfest informal gathering and bar

20:00
On the flip side of urbanisation
Writer Po Tidholm and researcher Catarina Thörn discuss what happens in a society where more and more people and places are planned away, and what we can do instead.

In the public debate, urbanisation is presented as the only way forward. The sparsely populated areas of Norrland are assumed to serve as growing towns and increasingly commercialised regional centres where both commercial services and public-sector welfare should come together, but urbanisation is thought to create new social and economic divides while also concentrating power.

21:00
"All this requires fire": On writing as a form of resistance
A conservation between Samira Motazedi and writer and critic Elisabeth Hjorth on writing as a form of resistance.

When the Swedish Migration Board announced in 2013 that Samira Motazedi would be sent to face the death penalty in Iran, she became a writer. In order to stay in Sweden, she was forced to create new grounds for claiming asylum by publicly criticising the Iranian regime and thereby exposing herself to even greater risks. Samira blogs on the website of Glänta magazine and writes personally and provocatively about Iran, Swedish migration policy and life without papers in Gothenburg.

Arranged in association with Littfest, Umeå School of Architecture, Bildmuseet, Teg Publishing and Glänta.

Opening: Swedish Picture Book of the Year
2016-03-20 14:00-15:00 

Småkrypsboll, a picture book by author Tove Pierrou and illustrator and comics artist Joanna Hellgren, has been named Swedish Picture Book of the Year. This Sunday, Bildmuseet opens an exhibition featuring original images and sketches from the award-winning book. Joanna Hellgren will be present.

The main character in Småkrypsboll, Omko, doesn't really want to play football at all; during matches, he stays as far away as possible from the ball. But then he sees a snail in the middle of the pitch, a beetle and a bumblebee - they must also think balls are hard…

Create music with sound artist Lisa Busby
2016-04-09 11:00-15:00 

This practical workshop led by artist and musician Lisa Busby will focus on alternative, non-instrument based approaches to composition and songwriting, exploring strategies of repetition, decay, collage and improvisation. Based on her own experience creating works using the voice, turntables and tapes, Lisa Busby will explore the territory where strategies for experimental music meet those for songwriting.

The workshop will celebrate approaches that do not rely on traditional instrumental techniques and skill sets, and support participants in developing their own personal methodology for using any sounding object as a starting point for composition or songwriting.

The day will comprise examination and discussion of contemporary and historical context, experimenting and composing with playback media and other hardware, working with words and the voice, and will culminate in a series of performances by the participants.

This workshop is best suited to those with an interest in sound art, experimental music and popular song, but previous practice in those fields is not necessary. No experience with reading or writing any form of musical notation is required, nor do you need to be able to play any instruments or be an experienced composer/songwriter.

Practical exercises will be undertaken individually and in groups. Bring along the confidence to talk and work within a group, and crucially the sensitivity and generosity to support others with constructive and considered feedback. Be prepared to work with your voice in some way - with utterance, speaking or singing.

Time: 11:00 - 15:00 including break for lunch
The workshop is offered for free. All equipment and resources are provided.
Pre-booking is required as places are limited.

Fully Booked! 

Musical performance with Lisa Busby
2016-04-09 16:30-18:00 

The musician, artist and DJ Lisa Busby presents a solo gig at Bildmuseet with songs from her latest album Fingers in the Gloss, where the beautiful non-linear music is created through improvisation on playback media such as turntable and tape. Busby plays with textural, minimal noise and striking pop vocals. Busby's vocal performance is beyond measured, a soft, sometimes stretching accompaniment to the repetitive layers of her noise. Melody meets noise and song fragments coalesce into larger entities.

Free admission, but arrived in time due to limited space.

Here you can see music videos and hear some of the tracks from the album Fingers in the Gloss. The album was recorded in a room behind an old bakery, a funeral home and a studio in South London, and at the Wysing Arts Centre in Cambridge.

Lisa Busby is a musician and artist based in London. As a musician and sound artist, she is in addition to her own career, a member of the electronic pop duo Sleep in Oysters and sound group Rutger Hauser. Her instrument are voice, electronics and playback media and in the visual arts, she works with installation and performance. More recently, she has blurred the boundary between these two areas in her oeuvre, and instead worked across the disciplines of art, performance, pop music and popular culture. This way she deliberately defies all attempts at categorizing her practise. Lisa Busby also teaches music at Goldsmiths, University of London.

Earlier that same day Lisa Busby conducts a workshop at Bildmuseet. For additional information

The World of Charles and Ray Eames
2016-04-16 13:00-16:00 

On the occasion of the opening of the exhibition Charles and Ray Eames, Bildmuseet is pleased to invite you to a Saturday afternoon with public lectures on the legacy of the Eames pioneering design and collaborative work.

Meet Eames Demetrios, Director of Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, and Catherine Ince, Curator of the exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames. Lecture by one of the world's leading Eames-scholars, Pat Kirkham, Professor of Design History, Kingston University, London, and Professor Emerita, Bard Graduate Center, New York.

Language: English. Free admission as usual, but registration is required because of a limited number of seats. Fully booked!

Organised by Bildmuseet. Thanks to Humlab-X, Umeå University.


PROGRAMME
SATURDAY 16 APRIL

13.00 -13.10 Welcome by Katarina Pierre, Director Bildmuseet

13.10 - 14.10. Introducing Charles and Ray Eames:
Design, Architecture, Exhibitions, Film, and Multi-Media

Lecture by Pat Kirkham, Professor of Design History, Kingston University, London, and Professor Emerita, Bard Graduate Center, New York

14.10 - 14.40 Coffee

14.40 - 15.40 In the Worlds of Charles and Ray Eames

Eames Demetrios, Director of Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, in conversation with Catherine Ince, Curator of the exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames, about the legacy of the Eames pioneering design and collaborative work.

15.45 - 16.15 Preview of parts of the exhibition

Moderator: Katarina Pierre, Bildmuseet

Opening: Charles and Ray Eames
2016-04-17 14:00-18:00 

Welcome this Sunday afternoon when Bildmuseet opens the exhibition Charles and Ray Eames. Director Katarina Pierre says welcome. Eames Demetrios, Director of Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, and Catherine Ince, Curator of the exhibition The World of Charles and Ray Eames, participates.

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Together they moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture, exhibition-making, and furniture and product design. The Eames Office in Los Angeles was a hub of activity where they produced pioneering designs with a boundless creativity that defined their careers.

The exhibition includes furniture, products, models and multi-media installations, as well as personal letters, photographs, drawings and artwork. It reveals the breadth of the Eameses' innovative work, reminds us of their playful ideas and provides an insight into their lives.

Charles Eames (1907-1978) was born in Missouri, USA, and started his career as an architect. Ray Eames (1912-1988) was born in California and initially trained as an artist.

The exhibition was curated and produced by the Barbican Art Gallery, London, in collaboration with Eames Office. It has been made possible through support from the Terra Foundation for American Art. Thanks to Knauf.

Guest tour by Eames Demetrios, Eames Office
2016-04-17 15:00-16:00 

In conjunction to the opening of the exhibition "Charles and Ray Eames", Eames Demetrios, Director of the Eames Office and grandson of the design couple, conducts a tour in the exhibition.

The American design couple Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Together they moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture, exhibition-making, and furniture and product design. The Eames Office in Los Angeles was a hub of activity where they produced innovating designs with a boundless creativity that defined their careers.

14:00: Director Katarina Pierre inaugurates the exhibition "Charles and Ray Eames", in the presence of Eames Demetrios, Director of Eames Office and grandson of Charles and Ray Eames, and Curator Catherine Ince. The exhibition includes furniture, products, models and multi-media installations, as well as personal letters, photographs and artwork. It reveals the breadth of the Eameses' innovative work, reminds us of their playful ideas and provides an insight into their lives.

15:00: Eames Demetrios conducts a tour of the exhibition. Don't miss out!

Film: Eames: The Architect and the Painter (85 min)
2016-04-19 18:30-20:00 

The husband-and-wife team of Charles and Ray Eames were America's most influential and important industrial designers. Admired for their creations and fascinating as individuals, they have risen to iconic status in American culture.

The film 'Eames: The Architect & The Painter' (85 min) draws from a treasure trove of archival material, as well as new interviews with friends, colleague, and experts to capture the personal story of Charles and Ray while placing them firmly in the context of their fascinating times.

What do objects say?
2016-04-24 14:00-15:00 

1940s and 1950s Ideas about Furniture and Modernity. A talk by Maria Göransdotter, teacher of design history, Vice-Chancellor at the Umeå Institute of Design. Language: Swedish.

Panorama over the Eames House
2016-04-26 18:30-19:30 

Panorama over the Eames House. A talk by Katrin Holmqvist-Sten, Senior Lecturer in the History of Architecture, Umeå University. Language: Swedish.


The Design Duo Charles and Ray Eames
2016-05-03 18:30-20:00 

The Design Duo Charles and Ray Eames - Passion, Play and Problem-solving.
About designing for a function and at the same time create a design classic.

A talk by Li Pamp, design expert and TV-host. Language: Swedish

Organised by Bildmuseet. Thanks to Humlab-X, Umeå University.
 

Opening: Digging for Fire
2016-05-07 14:00-15:00 

Opening of the exhibition Digging for Fire by graduate students at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Welcome greetings by Swetlana Heger, Rector of the Art Academy. Professor Christoph Draeger presents the exhibition.

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames
2016-05-08 14:00-15:00 

Join us for a special event celebrating the Eameses' unique and influential experiments in moving image.

Charles and Ray Eames were preoccupied by different modes of visual communication. They made over one hundred short films in their lifetime and amassed an extensive body of photography used across print media, film and multi-screen lectures.

This film programme (71 min) will showcase a selection of their playful and poetic films, ranging from their very first film Traveling Boy (1950), made by animating toys and objects in the studio of the Eames House, to Sumo Wrestler, a 1972 short featuring Hawaiian-born sumo wrestler Takamiyama Daigoro.

Traveling Boy, 1950 (11:45 min)
Bread, 1953 (6:30 min)
Herman Miller at the Brussels World's Fair, 1958 (4:30 min)
House of Science, 1962 (13 min)
IBM Fair Presentation #2, 1962 (4:45 min)
Image of the City, 1969 (15 min)
Tops, 1969 (7:15 min)
A Small Hydromedusan: Polyorchis Haplus, 1970 (2:35 min)
Sumo Wrestler, 1972 (4 min)
Banana Leaf: Something About Transformations and Rediscovery, 1972 (1:32 min)

Students from the Academy of Fine Arts conducts a tour
2016-05-10 18:30-19:30 

Students from the Academy of Fine Arts conducts a tour of the exhibition Digging for Fire.

Grants ceremony for students
2016-05-15 13:00-14:00 

Grants cermony for students in the Umeå Academy of Fine Arts / Digging for Fire exhibition.

Students from the Academy of Fine Arts conducts a tour
2016-05-15 14:00-15:00 

Guided tour of the exhibition Digging for Fire by students Jennifer Myerscough and Thomas Hansson, in English.

 

Students from the Academy of Fine Arts conducts a tour
2016-05-17 18:30-19:30 

Guided tour of the exhibition Digging for Fire by students Jennifer Myerscough and Thomas Hansson, in English.

 

Students from the Academy of Fine Arts conducts a tour
2016-05-22 14:00-15:00 

All participating students gives a presentation of the exhibition Digging for Fire.

Opening. Two new exhibitions
2016-06-12 14:00-18:00 

Opening: Saara Ekström / Alchemy and Fouad Elkoury / The Greatest Day

Saara Ekström / Alchemy
In her art, Saara Ekström brings together contrasting phenomena such as absence and presence, pleasure and repulsion or life and death. Her photography, video and installation is inspired by Asian aesthetics as well as Western 1600-century nature morte tradition. Ekström challanges our perception of beauty and the idea of a world clearly divided in light and darkness.

Fouad Elkoury / The Greatest Day 
Fouad Elkoury began his artistic career by photographing Beirut during the civil war, exploring issues of survival in a war-torn city. After co-founding the Arab Image Foundation in Beirut, collecting and studying historical pictures of the region, Elkoury questioned the purpose of single photographic images, away from aestheticism. His later works elaborate composite visuals to create new meanings, combining photography, text and video.

Museum Curator gives a tour
2016-08-28 14:00-15:00 

Museum Curator Brita Täljedal gives a tour of the exhibition Charles and Ray Eames. Language: Swedish.

The Films of Charles and Ray Eames
2016-08-30 18:30-20:00 

Join us for a special event celebrating the Eameses' unique and influential experiments in moving image.

Charles and Ray Eames were preoccupied by different modes of visual communication. They made over one hundred short films in their lifetime and amassed an extensive body of photography used across print media, film and multi-screen lectures.

This film programme (71 min) will showcase a selection of their playful and poetic films, ranging from their very first film Traveling Boy (1950), made by animating toys and objects in the studio of the Eames House, to Sumo Wrestler, a 1972 short featuring Hawaiian-born sumo wrestler Takamiyama Daigoro.

Traveling Boy, 1950 (11:45 min)
Bread, 1953 (6:30 min)
Herman Miller at the Brussels World's Fair, 1958 (4:30 min)
House of Science, 1962 (13 min)
IBM Fair Presentation #2, 1962 (4:45 min)
Image of the City, 1969 (15 min)
Tops, 1969 (7:15 min)
A Small Hydromedusan: Polyorchis Haplus, 1970 (2:35 min)
Sumo Wrestler, 1972 (4 min)
Banana Leaf: Something About Transformations and Rediscovery, 1972 (1:32 min)

The role of secularism today
2016-09-03 14:00-15:00 

Talk: The role of secularism today. Nav Haq, curator of Göteborg International Biennial for Contemporary Art 2017. Language: English

The Secret Behind Eames´s Design Successes
2016-09-04 14:00-15:00 

The Secret Behind Eames´s Design Successes. A talk by Dennis Dahlqvist, art and design critic. Language: Swedish.

Charles and Ray Eames are among the most influential designers of the 20th century. Together they moved fluidly between the fields of photography, film, architecture, exhibition-making, and furniture and product design. 

Pilgatans kulturmarknad
2016-09-10 11:00-15:00 

Pilgatan Cultural Market continues to Bildmuseet. Students at the Arts Campus will sell their own work.

Try parkour!
2016-09-10 11:00-15:00 

Try parkour outside of Bildmuseet. Part of  Urban North. Suitable for all ages.

Try parkour!
2016-09-11 11:00-14:00 

Try parkour in front of Bildmuseet. Part of  Urban North. Suitable for all ages.
 

Dans: Liveuppträdanden
2016-09-11 14:00-16:00 

Dance: Savage Pandaz (14:00), and dancehall group So Special Crew (15:00). Part of Urban North 2016.

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus
2016-09-13 11:00-20:00 

Documentary from 1993 by Lars Movin; The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (80 min) featuring leading Fluxus artists such as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Jonas Mekas and Yoko Ono. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes.

Room for Performance
is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Opening - Rum för performance
2016-09-13 18:00-21:00 

18.00 Performance: Martin Wallén (Umeå)

18.30 Opening of Room for Performance by Bildmuseet's director Katarina Pierre and Bill Olson, a performance pioneer from, among others, the performancegroup Decay Pitch.

19.00 Gabriel Bohm Calles, (Malmö) gives a brief history of performance art.
Language: Swedish.

20.00 Performance: Moe Satt (Yangon)

Café & bar until 22.00

In collaboration with Vita Kuben, Bildmuseet invites to a rich programme of performance art this autumn. Room for Performance is three weeks of performance art, featuring live performances, artist talks, lectures and film screenings.

Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversations and thoughts. Free admission to all events! For best experience, be there in good time.

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (Lars Movin, 1993)
2016-09-14 11:00-18:00 

Documentary from 1993 by Lars Movin; The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (80 min) featuring leading Fluxus artists such as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Jonas Mekas and Yoko Ono. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (Lars Movin, 1993)
2016-09-15 11:00-18:00 

Documentary from 1993 by Lars Movin; The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (80 min) featuring leading Fluxus artists such as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Jonas Mekas and Yoko Ono. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes.

Room for Performance 
is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (Lars Movin, 1993)
2016-09-16 11:00-18:00 

Documentary from 1993 by Lars Movin; The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (80 min) featuring leading Fluxus artists such as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Jonas Mekas and Yoko Ono. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes.

Room for Performance  is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance-workshop
2016-09-17 10:00 - 2016-09-18 16:00 

Two-day performance workshop led by Malmö-based artist Gabriel Bohm Calles. Maximum 12 participants. Pre-registration required. 

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance by John Court, Hanne Lippard and Gunilla Samberg
2016-09-17 11:00-18:00 

Performance by John Court, Hanne Lippard, Gunilla Samberg and others.

11.00-18.00 Performance: John Court (Torneå) on-going (7 hours)
13.00 Performance: Gunilla Samberg (Umeå)
14.45 Performance: Maja Melsted (student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)
15.00 Performance: Jenny Simm (student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts) together
with participants from the open workshop in the creative workshop-room 14.00-14.45.
16.00 Performance: Hanne Lippard (Berlin)

With thanks to Umeå Academy of Fine Arts.
 

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.
 

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (Lars Movin, 1993)
2016-09-17 11:00-18:00 

Documentary from 1993 by Lars Movin; The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (80 min) featuring leading Fluxus artists such as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Jonas Mekas and Yoko Ono. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists:

We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (Lars Movin, 1993)
2016-09-18 11:00-18:00 

Documentary from 1993 by Lars Movin; The Misfits: 30 Years of Fluxus (80 min) featuring leading Fluxus artists such as Joseph Beuys, John Cage, Jonas Mekas and Yoko Ono. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance by Jumana Emil Abboud, Johanna Hästö and Edith Marie Pasquier.
2016-09-18 13:00-18:00 

Program

13.00 Performance: Jumana Emil Abboud (Jerusalem)
14.00 Performance: Johanna Hästö (Säter)
15:00 Lecture: London-based curator Filipa Ramos talks about the artist Joan Jonas and the animal presences in her work. Language: English
16.30 Performance: Edith Marie Pasquier (London) with Double Bassist Josefin Landmér (Umeå)

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Edith Marie Pasquier's performance Ash Figures reflects on the presence of photographs, and how we turn to the image, to make sense of our encounter with the everyday, a presence she believes does not begin when we decide it should or end when we command it to, as it develops with us and in response to us.

Gathering 7 wild birds, a wolf, a nest and a brown hare, she brings these figures to us. The auric and nebulous moment of the live performance, becomes akin to the development of a self-developing image on sensitized paper, where after a certain time, the landscape or figures, gradually develop themselves on the surface of the paper or plate. As the images fade, these faded images are 'revived' by re-exposing them to the chemical environment in which they were developed and when they reappear contain new details.

Ash Figures is a collaboration and performance with Double Bassist Josefin Landmer from Norrlandsoperan. The work is realised with the artist Trygvve Lundberg. With thanks to Antti Savela, Magnus Olofsson and Michael Schneider.

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Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.
Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Filipa Ramos talks about Joan Jonas
2016-09-18 15:00-16:00 

London-based curator Filipa Ramos talks about the artist Joan Jonas, a pioneer in video and performance art.

Filipa Ramos is Editor in Chief of art-agenda and lecturer in the Experimental Film MA program of Kingston University, and in the MRes Art: Moving Image of Central Saint Martins. Ramos is co-curator of Vdrome, a programme of online screenings of films by visual artists and filmmakers. In the past she was Associate Editor of Manifesta Journal, curator of the Research Section of dOCUMENTA (13), and coordinator of "The Most Beautiful Kunsthalle in the World" at the Antonio Ratti Foundation. She is working on a survey of writings on Animals to be published by the Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press in Autumn 2016.
 

The talk is part of the programme of Room for performance at Bildmuseet, in collaboration with Vita Kuben / Norrlandsoperan. Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Joan Jonas / Reanimation
2016-09-20 11:00-20:00 

20-25 Sep: Film: Joan Jonas' Reanimation, which she performed at Umeå Jazz Festival 2013 as part of Bildmuseet's Theatrical Fields exhibition.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance: Karl Larsson
2016-09-20 18:30-18:50 

Performance by Malmö-based artist Karl Larsson. Karl Larsson is an artist and poet. In his artwork, he explores the everyday life and reality, and is interested in how the modern man in his search for meaning, make up rules in their everyday life to make it more comprehensible. These rules, perceptions and simplifications works as starting points for his artistic creation. Karl Larsson's working method is based on the idea that all parts of the creative process should be as free as possible so that the technique and the result are not closed.
 

In collaboration with Vita Kuben, Bildmuseet invites to a rich programme of performance art this autumn.

Rooms for Performanceis a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought. 

Artist talk: Edith Marie Pasquier
2016-09-20 19:00-20:00 

Talk: How to Explain Pictures to a Dead Hare, Wolf and Seven Wild Birds. Artist Edith Marie Pasquier (London) responds to Joseph Beuys' animal performances. Café and bar. Language: English

British artist Edith Marie Pasquier has received photographic/artistic awards and commissions from a variety of institutions such as Film London, The Serpentine Gallery, London and Bildmuseet in Sweden. She has exhibited in Europe and the USA and is a PhD candidate (Thesis) in photography on an AHRC Fellowship with The Royal College of Art and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. She will perform her new piece Ash Figures at Bildmuseet on September 18th with Double Bassist, Josefin Landmér from Norrlandsoperan.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Joan Jonas / Reanimation
2016-09-21 11:00-18:00 

20-25 Sep: Film: Joan Jonas' Reanimation, which she performed at Umeå Jazz Festival 2013 as part of Bildmuseet's Theatrical Fields exhibition.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Joan Jonas / Reanimation
2016-09-22 11:00-18:00 

20-25 Sep: Film: Joan Jonas' Reanimation, which she performed at Umeå Jazz Festival 2013 as part of Bildmuseet's Theatrical Fields exhibition.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Joan Jonas / Reanimation
2016-09-23 11:00-18:00 

20-25 Sep: Film: Joan Jonas' Reanimation, which she performed at Umeå Jazz Festival 2013 as part of Bildmuseet's Theatrical Fields exhibition.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Joan Jonas / Reanimation
2016-09-24 11:00-18:00 

20-25 Sep: Film: Joan Jonas' Reanimation, which she performed at Umeå Jazz Festival 2013 as part of Bildmuseet's Theatrical Fields exhibition.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance workshop
2016-09-24 11:00 - 2016-09-25 18:00 

Zierle & Carter / Sculpting Action

Two-day performance workshop led by British artist duo Zierle & Carter, in conjunction to Room for Performance.  Pre-registration required, max. 15 participants. In association with Teatercentrum Norra, Danscentrum Norr and Ögonblicksteatern

Pre-registration required, max. 12 persons (link will come when registration is opened). In cooperation with Teatercentrum norra and Ögonblicksteatern.

During the workshop, Alexandra Zierle and Paul Carter will share with you their experiences and personal perspectives on performance art through a highly experiential exploration of our working methods from our personal toolbox. Here we find a number of physical and mental processes and experiments, statements and beliefs that they say have helped them to expand, deepen their practice, and continuously lead into new territories.

Together with Zierle & Carter you will look at the more visible components of a performance practice, such as the body, time/duration, space, materials and objects, within the context of 'sculpting experiences', as well as explore the more hidden components, such as intention, emotions, inner senses, intuition, focus and visioning.

The experiments, exercises/games, and discussions will help enable participants to identify and develop solo and collaborative/group work. The intention with this workshop is to create a temporal hub of experimentation, a supportive space for exploring new approaches and methodologies of performance.

Zierle & Carter asks participants to bring some materials that they would like to work with. Materials could include anything, they can be domestic, found, bought, throw away, multiples, large, small, man-made, natural and/or personally significant items. During the workshop you will work with them in an investigative transformative way, decomposing, deconstructing, and reassembling.

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Zierle & Carter about their workshop:

"We will explore mind-body centering exercises as well as some body-space perception exercises as methods of arriving into a place of enhanced embodiment and presence and as preparation for the process and material led approaches.
We will experiment with material led processes that will lead us into an intimate dialogue with chosen material/objects and will give us the ability to explore its essence, letting it guide our actions and allowing us to really listen to what qualities captivate us and want to be expressed through us. Through this journey the materials/objects can become an extension of our bodies and we are able to put aside our conventional societal and cultural filters and find new meanings/experiences.

We will learn how to switch off the intellect, the critic, the logical mind, to welcome intuition as an ally and guide, opening a space for raw, authentic poetic actions, and finding a balance between instinctive and rational inspired thinking.
We will introduce methods of personal reflection throughout the workshop through experimental forms of documentation and record keeping and share practical creative and devising processes that can be used both in solo work as well as in collaborative/group work beyond the workshop.

Other aspects we aim to touch upon: Alchemical processes and symbolism - Shape-shifting as performance practice - The sculptural language and aesthetics of performance - The fabric of the every day - Dynamic provocations - Actions and their ripple effect - Traces left behind - How do you treat your audience? - Reversing orders and turning things inside out - How to arrive at meaningful questions?

We will encourage participants to explore and expand their visual/action-based vocabulary offering exercises and methods to gain new perspectives and insights into live performance practice. There will be time to witness, discuss, and reflect on what each has shared and experienced. This is a predominantly experientially focused workshop, based on first hand embodied experience, however we will give insights in to our work, our performance ethics, methodologies and approaches."

Performance by Cecilia Germain and WOL performance duo
2016-09-24 13:00-16:00 

Performance by Cecilia Germain, WOL performance duo and others.

13.00-17.00 Performance: Razvan Anghelache (student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts), one person at a time (15 min), drop-in
14.00 Performance: Annika Stridh (student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)
15.00 Performance: WOL performance duo (Stockholm)
16.00 Performance: Cecilia Germain (Umeå)

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Joan Jonas / Reanimation
2016-09-25 11:00-18:00 

20-25 Sep: Film: Joan Jonas' Reanimation, which she performed at Umeå Jazz Festival 2013 as part of Bildmuseet's Theatrical Fields exhibition.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance by Ida Hansson, Eskil Liepa, Zierle & Carter
2016-09-25 13:00-16:00 

Performance by Ida Hansson, Eskil Liepa, Zierle & Carter and others.

13.00 Performance: Josefine Östlund (student at Umeå Academy of Fine Arts)
14.00 Performance: Eskil Liepa (Umeå)
15.00 Performance: Ida Hansson (Umeå)
16.00 Performance: Zierle & Carter (Cornwall) together with workshop participants

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance films by John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter
2016-09-27 11:00-20:00 

Film screenings 27 Sep - 1 Oct in Bildmuseet's Flex-hall: 
Filmed performances by John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter and others. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Artist talk with Essi Kausalainen and Moe Satt
2016-09-27 18:30-21:00 

Essi Kausalainen (Finland) and Moe Satt (Burma) present their work and discuss performance art with Micael Norberg, Umeå Academy of Fine Arts. Café & bar. In association with Iaspis.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.
Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance-video
2016-09-28 11:00-18:00 

27 Sep - 1 Oct: Filmed performance by John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter and others. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance-video; John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter
2016-09-29 11:00-18:00 

27 Sep - 1 Oct: Filmed performance by John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter and others. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance-workshop
2016-09-29 11:00 - 2016-09-30 18:00 

Two-day performance workshop led by Helsinki-based artist Essi Kausalainen. Pre-registration required, max 12 per.

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance-video; John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter
2016-09-30 11:00-18:00 

27 Sep - 1 Oct: Filmed performance by John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter and others. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.

Performance-video; John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter
2016-10-01 11:00-18:00 

27 Sep - 1 Oct: Filmed performance by John Court, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter and others. Shown continuously throughout our opening hours, except during other programmes

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.
 

Performance by Sofia Breimo, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter
2016-10-01 11:00-18:00 

Performance by Sofia Breimo, Essi Kausalainen, Zierle & Carter and others.

13:00-18:00 Performance: Zierle & Carter (Cornwall) on-going (5 hours)
13.00-15.00 and 16.00-18.00, Performance: Sofia Breimo (Uppsala) one visitor at a time (approx 10 min) drop-in
14.00 Performance: Essi Kausalainen (Helsinki) together with workshop participants

Room for Performance is a three-week performance art festival featuring live performances, artist discussions, talks and film screenings. Internal and external rooms provide spaces for bodies, movement, conversation and thought.

Visitors can experience many different performances - longer, physical works and shorter, spontaneous pieces - by around twenty international and Swedish artists. We will be showing films about and featuring performance art throughout Bildmuseet's opening hours, except during other programmes. Free entrance.
 

Perpetual Uncertainty
2016-10-02 14:00-14:30 

The exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty will be opened by Vice-Chancellor of Umeå University Hans Adolfsson. 

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, and the relationship between knowledge and the deep time of radiation.

Ele Carpenter / Perpetual Uncertainty
2016-10-02 14:30-15:30 

Tour by curator Ele Carpenter and panel discussion with participating artists. Language: English

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, and the relationship between knowledge and the deep time of radiation.

Panel discussion on Art and Nuclear Culture
2016-10-02 16:00-17:00 

Cécile Massart, Kenji Kubota, David Mabb, Robert Williams and Julia Yonetani, participating artists in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition, in a panel discussion with curator Ele Carpenter.

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, and the relationship between knowledge and the deep time of radiation.

Dolly Jørgensen
2016-10-09 14:00-15:00 

Talk and film: Environmental and technology historian Dolly Jørgensen from Luleå University of Technology talks about how humans are changing the planet and its inhabitants. Swedish première of Karen Kramer's film The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land (23 min)

The exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty  brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, and the relationship between knowledge and the deep time of radiation.

The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land
2016-10-09 14:00-14:30 

Environmental and technology historian Dolly Jørgensen examines how mankind is changing the world and its inhabitants. Followed by Karen Kramer's film The Eye That Articulates Belongs on Land (23 min).

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, and the relationship between knowledge and the deep time of radiation.

Nuclear Neighbour
2016-10-16 14:00-15:30 

In conjunction to the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition at Bildmuseet, we are screening the feature documentary Nuclear Neighbour (2016, 78 min) this Sunday afternoon. The filmmaker Fredrik Oskarsson will introduce his film. Free admission, as always.

Nuclear Neighbour is a film about the struggle of an individual and the power in the will to change. The teacher Hanna takes up the fight against energy company Fennovoimas plans on building a nuclear power plant in the last remaining nuclear free zone in Europe, Pyhäjoki in the north of Finland about 150 km from the coast of Västerbotten across the Gulf of Bothnia.

This isn't just a film about the nuclear plant project, where the end justifies the means, says Fredrik Oskarsson. It is also a story about a regular person's mammoth task.

The event is a part of the programme in conjunction to Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene at Bildmuseet. The extensive and newly opened exhibition brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the complex relationship between knowledge and and the deep time of radiation

The exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the complex relationship between knowledge and and the deep time of radiation.

Concert with art
2016-10-22 14:00-15:00 

In conjunction to the Umeå Chamber Music Festival, Bildmuseet presents a concert with especially composed music by Viktor Elinder, inspired by art works in the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene. The music is performed live by students at the Piteå School of Music. Free admission.

The concert starts inside of the main entrance of Bildmuseet and moves up through the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition, with stops by certain art works that inspired the composer. Welcome to join the tour!

The event is a cooperation between Bildmuseet, Umeå Chamber Music Festival and Piteå School of Music.

Film with perspectives on Fukushima
2016-10-30 14:00-14:45 

This Sunday afternoon we will screen German artists Nina Fischer och Maroan el Sani's film I Live in Fear - Record of a Living Being After March 11 (33 min, 2013), in conjunction with the exhibtion Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene. Museum curator Brita Täljedal gives an introduction. Free admission.

In the aftermath of the Fukushima accident and inspired by Akira Kurosawa's movie I Live in Fear from 1955, Fischer and el Sani have created an experimental setup of cinematic improvisations focusing on the exploration of fears and uncertainties surrounding the nuclear disaster and ongoing threat of radiation.

Research Images of Chernobyl
2016-11-01 18:30-20:00 

Lennart Johansson, Umeå University, and Sören Mattsson, Lund University, both full professors in medical radiation physics, gives a talk about the Chernobyl nuclear accident this Tuesday evening. This is an event in conjunction to the current exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Antropocene. Free admission.

Lennart Johansson, who in the 1980s worked at FOA, was the first to measure an increased occurrence of radioactivity in the air here in Umeå when the radioactive clouds from Chernobyl reached our region. On Bildmuseet he will talk about how the Chernobyl accident has affected northern Sweden.

Sören Mattsson has since the 1980s regularly visited the Chernobyl area to measure radiation levels. On Bildmuseet he will talk about how the accident has affected the population in the Chernobyl area. Still today, 30 years after the accident, people in the area are suffering. Not by radiation, but by social vulnerability and isolation.

Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Anthropocene brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear technology, radiation and the complex relationship between knowledge and the deep time. Read more at:
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Films with perspectives on Chernobyl
2016-11-06 14:00-16:00 

On Sunday November 6th we will screen a programme of films on a Chernobyl theme; three films about 100 minutes all together. It is Let Them Believe by Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark (2010, 15 min), Toxic Camera by Jane and Louise Wilson (2012, 21 min), and Precarious by Merilyn Fairskye (2011, 65 min).

The filmes are screened as a part of the programme in conjunction with the current exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty / Contemporary Art in the Nuclear Antropocene. Free admission.

Let Them Believe (2010, 15 min)
Todd Chandler and Jeff Stark, in collaboration with Eva and Franco Mattes
Shot on location in Chernobyl, Let Them Believe follows three artists plotting to steal a carnival ride from an abandoned amusement park in the radioactive zone. The film uses footage documenting the art project Plan C by Ryan C. Doyle and Eva and Franco Mattes. A rusty, soviet-style sculpture, created with contaminated materials scavenged from the site of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster, appeared overnight in one of Manchester's public parks. The film is inspired by Tarkovsky's 1979 movie Stalker.

The Toxic Camera (2012, 21 min)
Jane and Louise Wilson
Artist duo Jane and Louise Wilsons film is inspired by Soviet filmmaker Vladimir Shevchenkos film made in the days immediately following the Chernobyl accident. Their 21 minutes long film interconnects stories from interviews with Chernobyl 'veterans' and with Shevchenko's film crew, 25 years after the incident. The narrative includes the story of the camera that Shevchenko used which became so highly radioactive that it was subsequently buried on the outskirts of Kiev.

Precarious (2011, 65 min)
Merilyn Fairskye
Precarious is a road movie. The journey starts in Crimea and takes us on a 1000 km journey, right into the heart of Chernobyl. To Reactor No. 4. The nearer we get to Chernobyl, the film passes through a bleak, snowy landscape, littered with deserted villages, now engulfed by trees, as nature reasserts itself. Further on, houses lie buried, ghostly, under a layer of toxic clay, and finally the power plant with its terminally damaged structures, incomplete and obsolete. Precarious is a haunting evocation of ordinary people's capacity to endure, in the face of technological failure and state secrecy on a grand scale.

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and the relationship between knowledge and very long timeframes.

Artist led 3D printing workshop
2016-11-08 10:00 - 2016-11-10 17:00 

3D printing workshop led by artist Andrew Weir. Participants will make Pazuzu figures for the exhibition. Pre-registration required.

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the complex relationship between knowledge and and the deep time of radiation.

Films on the theme of underground nuclear waste storage
2016-11-13 14:00-16:00 

This Sunday afternoon we will screen two films on the theme of underground nuclear waste storage: Soulaines by Cécile Massart (10 min) and Containment by Peter Galison & Rob Moss (81 min). Free admission.

Soulaines (2003, 10 min)
Cécile Massart
Soulaines is an experimental art film by Belgian artist Cécile Massart, participating in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition with the two art works Laboratories and Yucca Mountain. Her film is built on images and sound recorded during four visits at the deep geological repository for nuclear wast in   Soulaines-Dhuys in the Northeast of France. The film is a potetic description of its architecture, materials and spaces.

Language: No spoken language

Containment (2015, 81 min)
Peter Galison & Rob Moss
Part observational essay filmed in weapons plants, Fukushima and deep undergroun - and part graphic novel - Containment weaves between an uneasy present and an imaginative, troubled far future, exploring the idea that over millennia, nothing stays put.

Language: english

The film screenings is a part of the programme in conjunction with the Perpetual Uncertaintyexhibition at Bildmuseet. It brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste, radiation and the relationship between knowledge and very long timeframes.

Museum Director Katarina Pierre gives a tour.
2016-11-15 18:30-19:30 

Museum Director Katarina Pierre gives a tour of the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty.

Language: Swedish

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the complex relationship between knowledge and and the deep time of radiation.

Free entrance.

Round-table discussion on Art and Deep Time Radiation
2016-11-19 11:00-17:00 

Art and Deep Time Radiation
Roundtable Discussion at Bildmuseet
Saturday 19 November 2016
11am - 5pm

Free admission, but registration is required.
Scroll down to find the Register link.

Welcome to participate in roundtable discussions about art and the deep time of radiation at Bildmuseet. The event is organised in conjunction with the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty: Art in the Nuclear Antropocene. Short presentations by artists and nuclear scholars will be followed by a series of small roundtable discussions bringing together a range of disciplinary perspectives on the nuclear, including artists and people working on the long-term storage of radioactive waste in Europe.

Participants will include artists, film-makers, activists, policy makers profesisonals engaged in nuclear research and radioactive waste management as well as memebers of the public with an interest in nuclear issues, deep time, art and radiation. Participants are expected to take part in the discussions.

The event is inspired by James Acord's roundtable that he built in his Hanford studio, USA 1999, to bring together environmentalists and people from the nuclear industry to discuss the clean up of the Hanford site.
Chair John O'Brian, curator and writer
Language: English

Presentations by:
Erich Berger (artist) and Mari Keto (artist, jewellery designer)
Peter C van Wyck (writer)
Jon Thomson & Alison Craighead (artists)
Susan Schuppli (artist and writer)
Johan Swahn, (Director, MKG Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review)
Dave Griffiths (artist)
Jantine Schroeder (SCK/CEN, Belgium &OECD/NEA project on long term memory)

Schedule:
11:00 Welcome
11:05 Introduction by Ele Carpenter
11:15 Presentations
12:15 Lunch break
13:15 Presentations
14:15 Coffee break
14:45 Roundtable discussions (break into six groups)*
16:15 Plenary and close, chaired by John O'Brian
16:45 Time to view the exhibition.
Bildmuseet is open until 18.00

*Roundtable discussions:
Each of the six discussion groups will meet in a different part of the building and will be led by a facilitator on a particular theme. A rapporteur will take notes and agree them with the group to report back to the plenary discussion at the end of the day.

Roundtable themes and facilitators:
Deep Time Consultation: facilitated by Jantine Schroeder
Remote Sensing Radiation: facilitated by Susan Schuppli
Nuclear Anthropocene: facilitated by Peter C van Wyck
Intergenerational responsibility: facilitated by Johan Swahn
Camera Atomica: Radiation and Photography, facilitated John O'Brian
Deep Time Microfiche: facilitated by Dave Griffiths

Speakers Biographies:
Erich Berger and Mari Keto's collaborative Inheritance Project is presented in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition. Berger is a visual artist and curator trained in philosophy and engineering. He is interested in information processes and feedback structures, which he investigates through installations, situations, performances and interfaces, which have been shown internationally since the mid 90s. His current explorations of deep time and hybrid ecology led him to work with geological processes, radiogenic phenomena and their socio-political implications in the here and now. Berger is also director of the Bioartsociety in Helsinki. Artist and jewellery designer Mari Keto combines jewellery materials in her installations and portraits to explore the limits of artifacts. Her research-based work combines a conceptual underpinning and a high degree of craftsmanship. Keto lives and works in Copenhagen.

John O'Brian is a professor, writer and curator. He is best known for his books and articles on modern art history and criticism. Since 1987, he has taught at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where he is a Faculty Associate of the Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Studies. His curatorial research focuses on the relationship between photography and the atomic era. The technologies of photography and nuclear fission, he contends, are intimately entwined to one another as well as with the social and political conditions of postwar modernity. In 2015 O'Brian curated Camera Atomica, for the Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, including over 200 works ranging from photographs taken by the United States government of atomic bomb testing, photos of anti-nuclear protests, to images of the utilization of nuclear technology in medicine.

Ele Carpenter is a curator and researcher. She curated the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty for Bildmuseet and she has edited The Nuclear Culture Source Book, which was published on occasion of the exhibition. She is running Nuclear Culture - a curatorial research project in partnership with The Arts Catalyst and Goldsmiths College, University of London, where she is also Senior Lecturer in Curating. The Nuclear Culture project creates a context for the visual arts to play an important role in the investigation of nuclear aesthetics through: organising artists field research to nuclear sites in Europe and Japan, commissioning new artworks, curating exhibitions and roundtable discussions, writing and public lectures.

Thomson & Craighead Artists Jon Thomson and Alison Craighead live and work in London. They make artworks for galleries and specific sites including online spaces. Much of their recent work looks at live networks like the web and how they are changing the way we all understand the world around us. Jon is Reader in Fine Art at The Slade School of Fine Art, University College London; Alison is Reader in Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at University of Westminster and lectures in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London. Thomson & Craighead are presenting their Temporary index artwork in the Perpetual Uncertainty exhibition at Bildmuseet, and in The Nuclear Culture Source Book, edited by Ele Carpenter and published by Black Dog Publishing in partnership with Bildmuseet and the Arts Catalyst.

Dave Griffiths is an artist and senior lecturer in Interactive Arts at MMU, Manchester. He is a PhD candidate at MIRIAD. His research based artwork Deep Field [UnclearZine], presented in Perpetual Uncertainty, documents field research in Mol and Dessel in Belgium, two neighbouring rural communites co-existing with nuclear workers and radioactive waste repositories. The microfiche assembles and miniaturises photographs, out-sourced poetry and illustrations, and interviews with state scientists and a citizens monitoring group. For the benefit of far-future readers, he attempts to translate the contemporary repository as a folkloric site of conflict and unknowing. By using an analogue media durable for only 500 years, Griffiths highlights problems around the survival and reception of complex nuclear-security knowledge in the face of material, linguistic and political ruination.

Jantine Schröder is a researcher within the expertise group Society & Policy Support of the institute Environment, Health & Safety at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN, working on the Programme of Integration of Social Aspects into nuclear research (PISA), focussing on energy and risk governance and emergency management in the past, and currently on radioactive waste management as a socio-technical challenge. From 2011 to 2014 she also worked within the research team Society and Environment at University of Antwerp, which coordinated InSOTEC, a European project on socio-technical challenges related to geological disposal of radioactive waste. Her research focuses on the complexities of the long-term management of high-level radioactive waste, and notably investigates the co-shaping of technical and social aspects in the development of geological disposal facilities.

Susan Schuppli is an artist and researcher based in London whose work examines material evidence from war and conflict to environmental disasters. Creative projects have been exhibited throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, and the US. She has published widely within the context of media and politics and is author of the forthcoming book, Material Witness (MIT Press). Schuppli is Senior Lecturer at Goldsmiths and was previously a research fellow on the Forensic Architecture ERC project. She is currently working on "Atmospheric Feedback Loops" a commission for Sonic Acts. Schuppli is author of 'Trace Evidence: A Nuclear Trilogy' In: The Nuclear Culture Source Book.

Johan Swahn is the director of MKG, the Swedish NGO Office for Nuclear Waste Review, based in Göteborg Sweden. His work for MKG mainly involves participation in the licence review processes of the Swedish project for a final repository of spent nuclear fuel. Dr. Swahn also leads the radioactive waste management work of the European organisation Nuclear Transparency Watch, NTW, and is member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials, IPFM.

Peter C van Wyck is professor of Communication Studies, and director of the Media Studies program at Concordia University, Montréal, Canada. He is currently working on the third of a trilogy of nuclear themed books entitled The Angel Turns. The previous works are Signs of Danger (2005), and Highway of the Atom (2010). Van Wyk is author of 'The Anthropocene's Signature' In: The Nuclear Culture Source Book.

Talk: Moholy-Nagy, Klein and radiation
2016-11-20 14:00-15:00 

Talk: Moholy-Nagy, Klein and radiation. Ele Carpenter, curator of the exhibition.

Language: english

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the complex relationship between knowledge and and the deep time of radiation.

Free entrance.

Ellisif Wessel - Finnmarkens Jean d`Arc
2016-11-24 17:30-19:00 

During the Umeå European Film Festival, three screenings will take place at Bildmuseet. This Thursday we will screen the documentary Ellisif Wessel - Finnmarkens Jean d`Arc (60 min). Language: Norwegian. No subtitles. The screening is followed by a Q&A with the film's producer Ivar Hartviksen.

In 1886 Ellisif Wessel moved to Kirkenes with her husband. With courage and commitment Ellisif fought for the workers' rights and against poverty and social injustice during most of her life. "No other woman in Norway has sacrificed more for the cause of workers than Ellisif Wessel" wrote the editor in Nordlys, Aksel Olsen.

Director Paul René Roestad and film producer Ivar Hartviksen have gone through archives of photographs and films of Ellisif Wessels. Using this material, the film tells about the dramatic history of the Finnmark. This is an important history of northern Norway and of a strong and fascinating woman who came to influence the entire political developments in Norway for many years.

The screening is followed by a Q&A with producer Ivar Hartviksen. Hartviksen has for many years worked as a director and producer, mainly with documentary, information films and short films. He works primarily in northern Norway and lives in Mo i Rana. In the documentary film about Ellisif Wessel - Finnmark Jean d'Arc, he has been co-producing and working with archive material for the film. Ivar Hartviksen has written several film history articles and previously worked as a film archivist at the Royal Library. Language: Swedish and Norwegian
 

Queer filmmaking
2016-11-26 14:00-15:30 

During the Umeå European Film Festival, three screenings will take place at Bildmuseet. The theme this Saturday afternoon is Queer filmmaking. Talks and screening of an experimental short film about unwanted childlessness in a world dictated by normative heterosexual relationships. Free admission.

The short film Spermwhore (12 min) is a queer experimenta film about unwanted childlessness in a world where normative heterosexual relationships dictate who can become parents and in what way. After the film screening there will be a talk together with two collaborators from the film. Hanna Högstedt, performer, and Anna Linder, director, producer and performer. Language: English. No subtitles.

Artist and curator Anna Linder was born and raised in storuman. She works primarily in the field of moving images, and her films, videos and installations have been shown internationally, including at the ICA London; the Swedish Institute, Paris; Konstakuten, Moderna Museet och Historiska museet, Stockholm; Borås Konstmuseum; Tribeca Film Festival, New York; Palm Springs International Short Film Festival; Arsenal Experimental, Berlin, among others. The talk will be in swedish.

Six short films by Peter Weiss
2016-11-27 14:00-16:00 

During the Umeå European Film Festival, three screenings will take place at Bildmuseet. The short film programme this Sunday afternoon marks the occasion that film director, artist and author Peter Weiss would have turned 100 this year. Six experimental short films made by Weiss during the 1950s will be screened. Introduction by festival producer Karin Johansson. Free admission.

Peter Weiss was born in 1916 in Germany and came to Sweden in 1939 after his family fled from the Nazis. Weiss began his career as a visual artist in the 50's, he was a pioneer in experimental film. His films are without dialogue and events is secondary. "Optical music" Weiss would render the complex of our experiences and "broaden our ability to perceive reality." The films become collages of images and sound.

The films to be screened this Saturday are digitally restored by the Swedish Film Institute and distributed by Filmform:

Studie I - Uppvaknandet (6 min, 1952)

Studie II - Hallucinationer (5:19 min, 1952)
Study II - Hallucinations is constructed around twelve tableaus there each one is part of a hallucinatory exploration of time and space. Among human bodies in rest and motion opposites such as obsession and tiredness, erotic and continence against each other.

Studie III (5 min, 1953)

Studie IV - Frigörelse (8:18 min, 1954)

Studie V - Växelspel (8:14 min, 1955)

Enligt lag (20 min, 1957)

For a deeper knowledge of Peter Weiss and his work we recommend a visit to Bokcafé Pilgatan Tuesday 22 november when Gunilla Palmstierna-Weiss gives a talk about Peter Weiss, the political and their cooperation in film and theater.

Guided tour by Sofia Johansson
2016-12-06 18:30-19:30 

Museum Curator Sofia Johansson gives a tour of the exhibition Perpetual Uncertainty.

Language: swedish

Perpetual Uncertainty brings together artists from Europe, Japan, the USA and Australia to investigate experiences of nuclear power, radioactive waste and the complex relationship between knowledge and and the deep time of radiation.

Free entrance.

Christmas Market at Bildmuseet
2016-12-10 11:00-15:00 

As part of Pilgatan's Christmas Market, Bildmuseet will once again organise the annual market in our museum shop and at the open flexhall area beside the café. Students at the Umeå Arts Campus will sell art, craft, design and other things that they have created. This is where you will find the truely unique christmas presents! DJ, mingel and a great atmosphere. Welcome!