Upcoming

For full details see our recent newsletter: upcoming in September

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27 August 2020, Lundahl & Seitl, AmissingRoom

AmissingRoom showing at Art's New Natures, The Streaming Museum. Check out https://www.streamingmuseum.org/ from 27 August for more details.

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3-6 September 2020, The Memor by Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects

Showing at SUPERLOCAL 2020, Stockholm, more details at: https://www.supermarketartfair.com/ or email: info(at)lundahl-seitl.com to book.

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9 September 2020, The Memor by Lundahl & Seitl and ScanLAB Projects

Showing at VR_Sci Fest 2020, Stockholm

https://www.vrscifest.com/

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12-13 Sept 2020, Lundahl & Seitl, Symphony. In collaboration with IAC & PDA.

https://www.wanaskonst.se/sv-se/Konst/Konstprojekt-2020/Temporary-Worlds

VR, larp, dance and performance – in the Summer and Fall of 2020, Lundahl & Seitl join Wanås Konst's presentation of Temporary Worlds, a programme focusing on the immersive. Temporary Worlds is the project VRAL's (Virtual Reality Art’s Lab) public presentation at Wanås Konst 2020. VRAL is a collaboration between Wanås Konst, Participation Design Agency and Inter Arts Center.

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12 Sept 2020 - Revolve fiction, Uppsala Konst Museum, Uppsala

https://www.facebook.com/events/305182700761178/

20.00–20.30 AmissingRoom, Lundahl & Seitl a sound piece for two people at home:

‘AmissingRoom’ (2020) starts in front of the window inside your house. Although the piece takes place inside a home it pays more attention to absent spaces. It is an imaginary museum where artworks from different centuries float free from their bibliographic anchorings.

To download the app, click here (Apple) or here (Play) Creative Technology by DVA.

Symphony of a Missing Room premiered at National Museum in Stockholm in 2009, and has since then been presented at 20 museums, biennales and festivals such as Martin Gropius Bau / Berliner Festspiele, Royal Academy of Arts in London, Momentum 8 Nordic Biennale of Contemporary Art, Centre Pompidou-Metz, The Acropolis museum in Athens and Kochi-Muziris Biennale in India, amongst others.

20.30-21.00 A moderated talk and Q&A with Lundahl & Seitl and Rebecka Wigh Abrahamsson
In Swedish.

Currently the duo is working on a new commission of the Symphony-piece for the Uppsala Art Museum, in which the artist and writer Peter Weiss plays a significant role. Through the concept of ekphrasis, the piece researches the seamless shift in position between physical and virtual museum spaces and art objects, as well as how this is mutually crafted by the imagination of the artist and beholder.-

Recent Projects

From 24 July 2020, Lundahl & Seitl, AmissingRoom showing at Electric Dreams Festival

https://electricdreamsfestival.com/

The app is free to explore at any time. You can sign up for a “Synchronised Session” with others around the world which will be followed by a Q&A with the artists.

https://electricdreamsfestival.com/amissingroom/

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Not Here Alone, Nor for Ourselves Alone

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24th June 2020

This event is created in partnership with STUK, Uppsala Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou-Metz and Berlin Artlink.

Taking Lundahl & Seitl's new adaptation: AmissingRoom as a starting point, we invite you to an evening of reflection upon the lockdown period, to question the affordances of reciprocity and presence in times of physical distancing, and to consider how we can balance resilience and resistance when adapting to a changing environment.

You are invited to enter AmissingRoom, a score for two people 'being at hand', at 8 pm CET in front of your window.

Once you have experienced the app at home, we hope you will join us on zoom at 9 PM CET, where Lundahl & Seitl will be in conversation with Karen Verschooren, art curator at STUK (BE) co-commissioner of AmissingRoom for around 30 minutes. This followed by audience reflections and a 15 minute Q&A.

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AmissingRoom from christer lundahl on Vimeo.

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Setting the Stage - the background to AmissingRoom

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, digitalization and surveillance accelerated, laws were reconstituted and living habits altered around the world.

Yet, confronted with this rapid transformation, how can we ensure to keep alive what should only be temporarily altered? How can we protect that which: cannot (yet) be digitalized, risks becoming extinct, or will be forgotten if not practised or cared for in this present.

With lockdowns postponing or cancelling most cultural events for the rest of the year, we asked ourselves; could our work, Symphony of a Missing Room, which is dependent on its visitors, at least temporarily survive through adaptation outside the settings of a cultural institution?

In March 2020, Symphony therefore transmuted into an app: AmissingRoom: a score for two people to enact the artwork in a domestic setting.

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The artwork Symphony of a Missing Room was conceived in and for the context of museums, with over a decade of research; a multitude of ideas, thoughts and reflections from over 20 international museums and biennales, virtually accumulated inside its body. It is reminiscent of how individuals from different generations live side by side, interact with each other, but somewhat fail to coincide and share each other’s realities. Inside the missing room, visitors pass through walls, into tunnels that travel through a network of past exhibitions and museums. Other artists, dead and alive, far and near, echo inside the symphony as an infinite conversation.

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The artwork AmissingRoom places us in a liminal room, a speculative future where coming generations no longer share our present perceptual sensibilities to experience art. AmissingRoom is nothing that you look at on a screen, as with Visual AR artworks where a digital object appears superimposed in the room. Rather, it is a process between two people using their phones as makeshift VR headsets.

Led by the artwork's score, you close your eyes, and the voice in your headphones synchronizes your movement in space with a sound architecture, carried by the unseen hands of your friend. The artwork is thus the phenomena that emerge. More than the sum of its parts, it is a reciprocal space with dimensions measured and received by the participants' imaginations.

Words fail those experiences existing beyond descriptive language. And in the face of this, Lundahl and Seitl have spun their poetry into syncopated verse, a counterpoint between the unknowable and the unsayable. They have paired Agnoseology with the Unsayable, immersing you within an experience as majestic, as it is disquieting, just there, . . . . right there, . . . . . yet, forever adrift from language. Ronald Jones, - A Voice Comes to One

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

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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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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
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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