Malmska valen nominated

February 21st, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

The app – Malmska Valen – was selected as the one out of three finalists in FUISMs “pedagogical projects of the year”. FUISM is an association for pedagogical development in Swedish museums. If you haven´t already tried it and downloaded it, you can do it on App Store. Or just vote for it!

You can vote here!

Årets pedagogiska projekt

App article in Göteborgs Posten

December 6th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Dec 6. Read todays article about the application that is to be released in a couple of hours at the courtyard at Stadsmuseet in Göteborg (The Museum of Gothenburg). Enjoy!

To the article!

Bild: Stefan Berg

Genom glas in app

December 4th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

The story of the whale that got stranded in Gothenburg in 1865 turns into an application this weekend and the video and sound art work Genom glas is included. Do you want to video walk with us? Please meet us at the release Dec 6!

The Malmska valen application for iPhone, is a collection of video walks that walk you through the city physically and leads you through historical reviews as well as fiction. Along the journey several art works are staged by dance, music, film, sound art and text based monologue. The application is a collaboration between the Museum of Natural History of Gothenburg, The Museum of Gothenburg and the 3 curators Petra Johansson, Neta Norrmo and Sarah Schmidt.

Shiny jars of glass filled with guts, brains, eyes and other organs originated from the whale was what caught my eyes the most while looking through the pictorial material made by the 3 curators. A series of documentations from the catacombs of the Museum of Natural History inspired me to create the video and sound art piece Genom glas (Through Glass) that now is incorporated in the application. The sounds are composed independently but inspired by the video material.

Download “Malmska valen” at AppStore, bring you in-ears and have some ginger breads and glögg with me and the curators at the release!

Please make sure to download the free download application at AppStore in advance since it is quite heavy. Search for “Malmska valen” in your browser.

Dec 6, 2 pm
Meeting point: the courtyard of The Museum of Gothenburg

Read more? 

Review in the swedish news paper Expressen








Uddevallavatten at Voices from the Waters

November 24th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

In 2010, Richard Widerberg and I spent quite some time with all the students from 9th degree in Uddevalla on the west coast of Sweden, making sound walks and workshops. One of the groups was also part of a bigger project that we called “Uddevallavatten” (“Waters of Uddevalla”). For four days we where collecting, listening, discussing and composing sounds together with the students into a piece that was finally exhibited in a tunnel. This week, the piece is once again exhibited at the film festival Voices from the Waters, Nov 23 in Bottna/Hamburgsund, and Nov 28-29 at Sjöfartsmuseet in Göteborg, Sweden. Richard Widerberg has put together a diverse program with sound artists working with water as a topic; Annea Lockwood, Chris Watson, Bernard Parmegiani, Jana Winderen, the Piece Uddevallavatten and a piece by Richard Widerberg himself. Enjoy!

Nov 28-29, 12-17
Göteborg, Sweden

Here you can read more about Richard or read the program of the festival or go to the website Voices from the Waters.

International Vistors Program in NRW, Germany

November 2nd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

If ever in Dortmund during the Theaterfestival Favoriten, be sure to spend some time with it! I had the pleasure of being a guest at the International Visitors Program of North Rhine-Westphalia in Germany where five days were spent at the Theaterfestival Favoriten in Dortmund with additional trips within the area to the fantastic Nordstern Videokunstzentrum in Gelsenkirchen, inspiring meeting with  NRW Kultursekretariat in Wuppertal and dizzying experiences at K21 in Düsseldorf. These days changed from fantastic to mind blowing and beautiful to brilliant and I am so grateful for taking part of them.

Many thanks NRW Kultursekretariat for bringing these wonderful experiences into my life! And thanks everyone for sharing your thoughts and artistic views!

1. White Void by Ben J. Riepe
2. Picknick and festival centre with Black Box by Ben J. Riepe
3. Tomás Saraceno´s world of nets at K21

Pics from Iceland summer tour

September 30th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

In collaboration with Ragnhei∂ur Sigur∂adóttir Bjarnarson a.k.a Eylíf, we – Laurna Røde –  made a fantastic tour around the whole island of Iceland. These are some pictures from one of our performances in Höfn.

Rails uploaded

September 13th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Check out this new upload on Soundcloud – Rails for Ragnhild  

Bar∂arbunga drone

August 28th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Thanks to all of our audience in Höfn, Egilsta∂ir and Reykjavik in Iceland! We are so happy that you all took us with open arms. This trip will be remembered for lots of things. One is the very interesting work in progress with Ragnhei∂ur Sigurðardóttir Bjarnarson that me and David – Laurna Røde – experienced during the whole trip. Another is the presence of potential eruptions of the Bar∂arbunga glacier volcanos. Very inspiring for us as a drone duo. Laurna Røde can´t wait to go back!

Laurna Røde Tour Dates Iceland with Ragnheiður Sigurðardóttir Bjarnarson

August 11th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Aug 19 – 24, Laurna Røde ICELAND TOUR
Ragnhei∂ur Sigur∂adóttir Bjarnarson

Laurna Røde – in collaboration with the Icelandic artist Ragnhei∂ur Sigur∂adóttir Bjarnarson are visiting 3 cities around the island to play the performance Gelid Phase. Here´s our schudule!

Aug 19, Höfn, Listasalur Svavars Guðnasonar, 12.15 at noon
Aug 20, Höfn, Listasalur Svavars Guðnasonar, 5 PM
Aug 21, Egilsta∂ir, Slaturhúsið,, 8 PM
Aug 22, Egilsta∂ir, Slaturhúsið, 8 PM
Aug 24, Reykjavík, Dansverkstæðið,,, 5 PM

Rails for Ragnhild – Kalvfestivalen

August 7th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Aug 10, Sunday
9, 10 and 11 PM
Meeting point at the church, Kalv, Sweden (map below).

6 and a half years ago, I got the message that my grandmother was dying. When I arrived she was already dead. She lived most of her life close to the railway. Maybe this is why, at the end of her life, I sometimes found her sitting in her room, waiting for the train. As if her room was a train station. This Sunday I will make a tribute to her. Rails for Ragnhild is a way for me to give my grandmother a more beautiful station to wait for that train to come – something I often wished for her. The sound installation is a part of a musical walk in the beech forest at the Kalv Festival.

Meeting point for the walks is the church in Kalv. It starts at 9, 10 and 11. Most welcome Sunday Aug 10!

Söndagen 10 aug
9, 10 och 11
Mötesplats är kyrkan i Kalv

För drygt 6 och ett halvt år sedan nåddes jag av beskedet att min mormor låg för döden. Jag hann inte fram. Hon levde den största delen av sitt liv vid en järnvägsräls. Kanske var det också därför som hon ibland i slutet av sitt liv satt på sitt rum och väntade på tåget, som om hennes rum på demens-hemmet var en tågstation. På söndag gör jag en hyllning till henne. Rails for Ragnhild är ett sätt för mig att ge mormor en finare station att vänta på – något som jag ofta önskade henne. Ljudinstallationen är del av en musikalisk naturvandring i bokskogen på Kalvfestivalen.

Vandringarna börjar vid kyrkan kl 9 10 och 11. Välkommen till Kalv den 10 augusti!