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Eternal Return at SXSW

16, 17, 18 March 2020

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Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects

Eternal Return is a choreographed mixed reality exhibition interrogating the materiality of memory through replicas from earth’s deep past stretching into a speculative Post – Anthropocene future.

Image libraries, previous thoughts and experiences are hyper-connected to the physical world. The analogue touch of an unseen performer is placed next to a 3.5 billion year old fossil and evolving digital code, whilst a voice inside headphones earns your trust in a process of negotiated agency and guidance.

The work puts focus on the resonance between a system and its inhabitants, drawing attention to the connectivity and interdependence that exists within any given environment.

Credits

Directors: Matthew Shaw, Martina Seitl

Executive Producer: Matthew Shaw, Christer Lundahl

Producer: Manuela Mesrie, Emma Ward

Screenwriter: Matthew Shaw, Christer Lundahl, Martina Seitl, Malin Zimm

Production Designer: Matthew Shaw, Soma Sato, Max Celar

Sound Designer: Martina Seitl

Music: Cassie Yukawa-McBurney

Principal Cast: Cassie Yukawa-McBurney, Pia Nordin, Lena Kimming, Sara Lindstrom, Rachel Alexander

Additional Credits: Pointcloud Artist and Capture Specialist: Soma Sato, XR Designer & Developer: Max Celar, Dramaturge: Rachel Alexander, Writer: Malin Zimm

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Image: ScanLAB Projects

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The Memor, 2019 Part of the Eternal Return series at CPH:DOX

18-29 March 2020

Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects

Eternal Return is a choreographed mixed reality exhibition interrogating the materiality of memory through replicas from earth’s deep past, stretching into a speculative Post-Anthropocene future, in which our image libraries, previous thoughts and experiences are hyper-connected to the physical world.

The touch of an unseen performer is placed next to a 3.5 billion year old stromatolite fossil and a digital fragment, whilst a voice inside headphones earns your trust in a process of negotiated agency and guidance.

This collaboration between Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects has put a focus on the resonance between a system and its inhabitants, drawing attention to the connectivity and interdependence that exists within any given environment.

The exhibition consists of physical objects; imprints of different layers of time, revealing how memory allows for a string of data to be passed across time. Installed at genetic level, the memory archive runs within its visitors too. By connecting biology, life, with geology, the surface of the earth, the Memor reminds us that we collectively pass knowledge over and across generations, and that we may never fully know our own significance as a species.

With the proximity and persuasiveness that technology has over life itself today - can one be both whole-heartedly immersed and watchful towards a system at the same time, blurring what are commonly assumed to be mutually exclusive states?

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/331988008

Credits:

Photographer Soma Sato, courtesy ScanLAB Projects and Lundahl & Seitl
Title: The Memor - the Eternal Return series
Creators: ScanLAB Projects + Lundahl & Seitl
Producer: ScanLAB Projects + Lundahl & Seitl
Production Company: ScanLAB Projects + Lundahl & Seitl
Dramaturge: Rachel Alexander
Pianist: Cassie Yukawa
Length: 1 part: 20mins
Dimensions Variable Production Country: United Kingdom, Sweden
Year of Production: 2019
Author of the Memor (a book companion to the installation): Phd. Malin Zimm
Performers CHP:DOX 2020 : Rachel Alexander, Pia Nordin

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CPH: LAB

24-26 March 2020

The Garden of Resonancia Profundum

https://cphdox.dk/en/industry/training/cphlab/projects_2019-2020/the-garden-of-resonancia-profundum/

The Garden…is a group participatory mixed reality installation where plants have evolved traits as a protective mechanism to nudge humans to realize their evolutionary importance.

A new species of flower grows inside a dome submerged in total darkness. The flower has been genetically modified to feed from the emergent phenomenon of resonance generated between the exhibition’s visitors and an AI computing system.

As the flower is not directly witnessed by the visitors, as their experience in the dome are being augmented, it is not certain when representations, systems and technology stand between them and the flower and when they speak to, hear, touch and feel technology itself and not what it represents. Similarly, the boundaries between intentions of care are blurred and can transform into desires of control and ownership.

The installation might bring both hope and distress as their desire for a reparative relationship with their environment is met by a new ecological system: one where assumed definitions of life depend on a resonance between minds, technogenic objects, plant-life and microorganisms.

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Symphony - Revolve Fiction

8, 9 May 2020

Revolve fiction 2020, Uppsala Konst Museum, Uppsala

http://uppsalakonstmuseum.se/aktiviteter/revolve/revolve-2020/

What happens when historical events and art float free of their bibliographic and museum anchoring and become present experience? In the virtual micro-universe of Symphony individual past experiences persist over time, akin to stars that although dead light years ago keep shining.

Time and evolution are the key experiences of this serial composite work that reflects on the museum as phenomenon, its tradition and its potential future in relation to history and individual experience. The pre-curser to Symphony – Revolve Fiction dates back to 2009 at the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. Since then evolving editions of the work have been hosted by twentyfold internationally renowned museums and Biennials. Earlier commissions have included Martin-Gropius-Bau, Royal Academy of Arts, Momentum 8 – Tunnelvision, Centre Pompidou, MMK2 Frankfurt, S.M.A.K, Bern Biennale and Kochi Muziris Biennale.

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Recent Projects

  • 8, 9 May 2020

    Symphony

    What happens when historical events and art float free of their bibliographic and museum anchoring and become present experience? In the virtual micro-universe of Symphony individual past experiences persist over time, akin to stars that although dead light years ago keep shining.

    Time and evolution are the key experiences of this serial composite work that reflects on the museum as phenomenon, its tradition and its potential future in relation to history and individual experience. The pre-curser to Symphony – Revolve Fiction dates back to 2009 at the Swedish National Museum in Stockholm. Since then evolving editions of the work have been hosted by twentyfold internationally renowned museums and Biennials. Earlier commissions have included Martin-Gropius-Bau, Royal Academy of Arts, Momentum 8 – Tunnelvision, Centre Pompidou, MMK2 Frankfurt, S.M.A.K, Bern Biennale and Kochi Muziris Biennale.

Unknown Cloud on Its Way to…
http://www.unknowncloud.com

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Follow the Cloud on Facebook

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Swedish TV Documentary about Unknown Cloud - KOBRA culture show

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Unknown Cloud on Its Way to Berlin, 2017

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Commissioned by: Immersion - Berliner Festspiele.

Curator: Andrea Rostásy

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Berlin Artlink video and review

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Unknown Cloud on Its Way to Stockholm University &

An Elegy to the Medium of Film

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Commissioned by: Accelerator - Stockholm University, 2017.

Curator: Richard Julin

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Read more on the Accelerator website

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Symphony

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Commissioned by: Kochi Muziris Biennale, 2016 Kochi, India.

Curator: Sudarshan Shetty.

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Lundahl & Seitl at the biennale

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Newsletter
Youtube video of the work

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New Originals

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Solo Exhibition commissioned by KunstMuseum Bonn, 2016.

Curator: Sally Muller.

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Read more on KunstMuseum Bonn website

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Download a pdf of the catalogue

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Symphony of a Missing Room, 2016

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Martin Gropius Bau, Berlin.

Commissioned by: Immersion - Berliner Festspiele
Newsletter

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Symphony- The Mnemosyne Revolution, 2016

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Commissioned by: Centre Pompidou, Metz,

for the exhibition: An Imagined Museum.
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Centre Pompidou Metz

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Lundahl & Seitl