HARP ART LAB SEEKS SUBMISSIONS FROM ARTISTS WORKING WITH SOUND TO CREATE SITE SPECIFIC INSTALLATIONS, PERFORMANCES, SOUNDWALKS OR OTHER ACTIVITIES, THEREBY TRANSFORMING THE RIVER NISSAN INTO A LIVING SOUND SCULPTURE.
SOUND @ NISSAN
Harp Art Lab will produce a new art project - Sound @ Nissan - in 2016. The project aims to use sound as a tool in the urban development process of Tullkammarkajen in Halmstad. The new residential area is planned to develop along Nissan - the river that runs through Halmstad, Sweden. The area will consist of a mixed development in its content, predominantly residential residences (600 units) and it will be the "future portal to Halmstad by the water."
International artists and inhabitants are invited to cooperate in a series of soundwalks, workshops, installations and performances along Nissan - from the harbor, passing by Tullkammarkajen and all the way up to Slottsmöllan. By involving local communities and other parties interested in the processes, new and challenging questions and opinions will be raised. Such as public space design, new urban housing, abandoned areas, sound art as public art, narrative cartography, inhabitant spaces, mapping, climate change, history and future - thus contributing in giving local decision makers valuable insights through democratic processes.
Description of proposed work
Links to online-material
A budget of approximate costs
Residency during the building period is available upon request
TIME-LINE 2016 (The program is subject to change. Please check for updates. The entire public program will be released in march)
April - June:
Soundwalks, workshops, installations and performances at Tullkammarkajen and along Nissan, Halmstad, Sweden
July 1 - 2:
BZZZ International Sound Art Festival at Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Windmill, Sweden
July - Sept:
The gathered information will be processed and analyzed through a series of follow-up workshops where sound maps, recordings and personal experiences, noise studies and historical data will be compiled.
Sept 23 - Okt 1:
Performances and Installations at Tullkammarkajen and along Nissan, Halmstad, Sweden
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Harp Art Lab is a laboratory for sound and environmental art based in Harplinge windmill, a few kilometers north of Halmstad on the Swedish west coast. The Lab is a unique platform for developing, innovative, interdisciplinary ideas and we work with artists and communities of interest to create performances and installations. Our main methodology is a socially engaged and discursive sound art practice. The motivations behind our work are predominantly environmental, political, and social in as much as we are attempting to re-mediate contested territories in a scientific and creative way to the public. Harp Art Lab is a non profit organisation founded by Mikael Ericsson and Julie Ericsson in 2010.
Sound @ Nissan is supported by Kulturbryggan.
Harp Art Lab is supported by Region Halland and Halmstad Kommun
Technical support: Musikalen in Halmstad and Tylösands Sound