Current exhibition

Current exhibition

Mikaela Steby Stenfalk: 

Recollection of Our Memories

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Oct 29 - Nov 28, 2021

Opening Friday, Oct 29th 18-20

In Recollection of Our Memories we meet the ruins of a collective memory; deriving from the image collection which rapidly built up while the Notre Dame cathedral was burning down. Is it as a consolation, a process of grief, a will to honor, to spread, or to preserve that the collection grows? Thousands of meetings and fleeting moments testify to a timeline with an abrupt end. Holiday memories are mixed with rushing fires and billowing smoke. Afterwards, when parts of the cathedral remain only as pictures, what do we remember? What is preserved in our collection? 

 

The works in the exhibition are created from the 38,000 images shared on Instagram during the evening that Notre Dame was on fire, April 15, 2019. Through photogrammetry - a digital method commonly used for 3D scanning - the images have been brought together into three-dimensional shapes.  The physical sculptures become snapshots of an otherwise constantly flowing medium and its frozen state gives us time for reflection. The sculptures question hierarchies where traditional (often professional) perceptions of what is considered important and historically interesting can be challenged by a joint action of collecting.

Mikaela Steby Stenfalk's artistic practice can be defined in two parts — form and reflection: In both sculptural and visual works, text, space and film, she moves between the concepts of digital culture, representation, archival processes, cultural heritage and the public space. (Un) official archives and the collective are often the starting points for both her work, where the relationship between image, object and place is examined.

 

Since her degrees in architecture from LTH/KTH (2017) and design at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2018), Mikaela has been awarded the Young Swedish Forms Architecture Prize and the Artists' Board's IASPIS scholarship.  Her work has been shown at the Venice Art Biennale, the Galeria e Bregdetit in Albania, Villa Eläintarha in Helsinki, the Waag Society in Amsterdam and ArkDes in Stockholm.

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Past exhibitions

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter 

& Steffen Levring:

Currents and Structures

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September 24 - Okt 24, 2021

Opening 18-22 Friday September 24 during Malmö Gallery Weekend

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter have invited artist Steffen Levring to take part in revisiting the studio's buildings in West Jutland. The architects have long had a fascination with vibrations and sounds in the two built projects and the structures' encounters with the elements that they wanted to capture and convey. Steffen Levring has chosen to take the vibrations from the structures and literally transplant them into the exhibition space.

 

The pumping stations along Skjern Å (2015) and the tower at Tipperne (2017) are the focal points of the exhibition. The tower at Tipperne is an open structure that is permeated by the strong wind. It is built of solid steel profiles. In the tower, some of the vertical columns carry weight, while others transmit tensile forces, creating an enormous reciprocal physical tension that is transmitted and exploited in the sound work.

 

The three pumping stations at Skjern Å have been built to move large amounts of water from the surrounding fields to the run of the river. The lower concrete chambers are traversed when the water is moved by the pumps. This brings the solid construction into oscillation which propagates upwards into the light wooden structures where the total vibration of the buildings is captured .

 

Steffen Levring has recorded the buildings' inherent sounds and vibrations using contact microphones, among other recording devices. In the sound work exhibited, they are played using contact speakers. The vibrations of the structures are transplanted with un-manipulated recordings to the surfaces of the exhibition space. As direct membranes, the large windows facing the street are used for treble frequencies, while the window plate and its underlying cavities are vibrated by bass frequencies.

 

In the exhibition, the sound work interacts with 1:10 and 1:20 models, as well as two landscape photographs (156 x 125 cm, Lambda on aluminum) by photographer Rasmus Norlander. Sound devices and models are physically isolated from the surfaces of the showroom, on non-transmitting plinths in loosely stacked Ytong multiplates.

 

The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Council.

Johansen Skovsted Arkitekter was founded by the two architects Søren Johansen (b.1981) and Sebastian Skovsted (b.1982). The office seeks to bridge the gap between contemporary building processes and materials, and basic architectural values, through a synthesis of ideas, techniques and manufacturing methods. The office sees structure as a lively part of the space it makes by placing and connecting components which are both readable and relatable and which strongly contribute to a particular spatial character.

 

The office works competently with building heritage as well as in protected natural environments and physical contexts that require delicate responses in both architecture and landscape.

Both Søren Johansen and Sebastian Skovsted have studied architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation (KADK). In addition to their practice they teach at KADK at the Institute of Architecture and Technology.

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Martijn Tellinga:

'presence (Un)presence'

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September 3-17, 2021

Daily 7 - 10 pm

Over the course of 14 consecutive days, the work ‘presence (Un) presence’ unfolds as a durational duet between two performers who separately visit the space to attune to the musical agency of 4 of our basic postures —standing, walking, sitting and lying down—. As actors in the work, they meet only by means of a score-based video transmission, a system which non-linearly stitches together the physical and the virtual of their individual enactments in time. Placing live performance in dialogue with recorded images, the presence and identity of the performers obtains both an expressive and relational function, in situating the immediate and personal embodiment within the evolving compositional patterns establishing the larger form of the work.

 

‘presence (Un) presence’ is part of a current, exploratory chapter of work of Martijn Tellinga, focussing on how to read principles of musical structure, temporality and process to approach the multifaceted construct of installation work. The work produced so far occupies an intermedium between music composition, spatial installation and durational performance, which activates site-adaptive movement and performative action, registrative techniques, text, and the architectural setting. Through such speculative musical spaces, an extended musicality is proposed: how can musical ideas travel between and convey through different mediums and situations, and function as a generative and experiential devise beyond sound and the concert setting?

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Martijn Tellinga (The Netherlands, 1974) is an artist, composer and occasional performer. His practice fuses elements of concert, installation and performance art. Drawn from a reduced formalist-seeming vocabulary, his works pose reflections on the extent of compositional form and the musical agency of an evolving materiality and contextuality. They are commonly produced by means of some self-evolving system, a processual organization, open-ended durational re-arrangement or site-specific dynamics, which in turn are aimed to work as a perceptual, performative and social medium. Much of his work is score-based and includes a wide variety of conceptual actions and chance operations, probing the emergent field between intended and accidental occurrences. He performs and exhibits his work worldwide, lectures and works in residence. With DNK-Amsterdam he is co-responsible for a long-running series of events, concerts and exhibitions. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

www.martijntellinga.nl

 

 

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Emelia Koberg is a Swedish-Canadian dance artist, performer and activist. She studied Dance and Somatics with a focus on Contact Improvisation at Itä-Suomen Liikuntaopisto in Joensuu, Finland 2017-18. She is also a certified yoga and acroyoga teacher and draws on her various movement backgrounds to find new ways to create space for connection, aliveness, belonging, listening and sharing stories. She is currently dancing with Graham Adey for the piece Chromatics, Daniel Persson for Zeitgeist and Aurora Westfelt for Go away, don't leave me. She is one of founders of the dance collective Effrontery Movement and part of the research and creation of the dance performance Inappropriate.

 

 

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Axel Berger is an artist living in Malmö working with movement and images communicated through one-to-one situations and durational performances. After theoretical studies at the Umeå Academy of Fine Art Berger graduated in 2017 from Malmö Art Academy. He has since presented work at the Bloomsbury Theater, the Chalton Gallery, Lunds konsthall and Edinburgh Fringe Festival among others. In 2020 he was rewarded with the prize; ’innovation-in-performance’ at the Stockholm Fringe Festival.

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Brrum:
Fake Fakes and Multilayered Materialities

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Efter några månaders paus öppnar SPARK igen den 16 april med en ny utställning med det Stockholmsbaserade arkitektkontoret Brrum.

 

"Projektet Fake Fakes and Multilayered Materialities undersöker falska material och påhittad materialitet i gränslandet mellan bild och sten, representation och arkitektur. Med utgångspunkten i en mängd marmoreringar i Italien har vi undersökt en blandning av samtida och återanvända tekniker för att översätta och efterlikna falsk sten. Likt historiskt marmoreringsmåleri bildar våra tolkningar en ny materialitet där en tvetydighet i läsningen mellan ett material och bilden av ett annat uppstår. Vi har låtit en artificiell intelligens, en så kallad GAN, lära sig efterlikna bilderna i vårt arkiv av marmoreringar och ge oss en oändlig mängd nya imitationer. Dessa liknar både marmor och traditionella målade marmoreringar men är långt ifrån äkta, de är fake fakes. 

 

En aspekt vi studerat är hur flera av marmoreringarna förvränger läsningen av den bemålade formen. Marmorering är till skillnad från äkta marmor just en ytbearbetning, medan de marmormönster vi ofta känner igen skapas av processen att skära genom en volym - en massiv sten med vindlande färgskikt inuti. Det ledde oss till att arbeta med illusion inte bara av ett material, utan även att försöka skapa formmässiga och rumsliga illusioner med hjälp av marmoreringen."

 

 

Utställningen öppnar fredagen den 16 april kl 18-20 och pågår t o m söndagen den 16 maj. Öppettider: Lördagar och söndagar kl 13-16. 

 

På grund av rådande restriktioner har vi en begränsning på två personer i galleriet samtidigt. Vi följer Folkhälsomyndighetens rekommendationer för minskad smittspridning.

 

 

Brrum vill tacka:

Svenska institutet i Rom där Cecilia och Veronica var stipendiater i arkitektur 2019/2020; Erik Swahn som gjort GAN-modelleringen; Gabriel Johannesson, Daniel Garnbeck och KTH Arkitekturskolans snickeri.

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Brrum är en arkitekturpraktik som drivs av Cecilia Lundbäck, Ulrika Karlsson och Veronica Skeppe. Vi arbetar med projekt som sträcker sig över givna skalor och discipliner. Gemensamt för våra projekt, oavsett om det är en möbel, ett arkitekturuppdrag eller offentlig konst, är våra experimentella metoder och stora intresse för materialitet, teknik och plats. Brrum har föreläst, ställt ut och publicerats nationellt och internationellt. Projekt under produktion inkluderar ”Navigation Figures” i Tampere, Finland samt ”Och eller inte” i Hagastaden, Stockholm.

 

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instagram.com/brrum_architects

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Johan F Karlsson:

Sorgenfri Sol

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Johan F Karlsson har skapat verket Sorgenfri Sol som förvandlar SPARKs hörnlokal på Båstadsgatan till en värmande solnedgång.

 

 

Den platsspecifika installationen visar ett tidsförlopp av solens gång och betonar dess betydelse för människan, inte bara som ett element för orientering utan även välbefinnande. Människan har sedan länge använt solen för att navigera och orientera sig. I detta verk markerar solen vår position i Sorgenfri området och strävar att skapa en atmosfär av närvaro i galleriets grannskap. Genom att projicera solen på galleriets fönster, som övergång mellan interiör och exteriör i en arkitektonisk process, öppnar verket upp utrymmet mot dess omgivning. Det försöker samtidigt nå till sin betraktares insida, för att stimulera värme och aktivera tanken.

 

- Johan F. Karlsson

 

 

Utställningen kommer att aktiveras under helgerna under perioden

2020/12/18 - 2021/01/24

 

 

Stort tack till:

Örestads Solskydd

Johan F Karlsson

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Past Exhibitions

Ana Goidea:

Xenoikos - 

Hidden worlds

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Ana Goidea's exhibition Xenoikos is an invitation to reflect on the hidden environments that surround us. Hidden through scale, and hidden for being foreign. By extending the standard human perception of space and time, the lives of the multiplicities around us are brought to the center. Worlds that through being seen evoke disgust and/or fascination: as evidence of entities beyond the self being acknowledged. Beyond the simplifications of the Anthropocene, a rich symbiont world pulsates, in a complex web of dependencies that our lives and those of many others are entangled in.

Ana Goidea is an architect and transdisciplinary researcher currently doing her PhD at Lund University, at the intersection of design, digital fabrication and biology. Her interests follow living systems, complex geometries and material performance, and are currently manifested through a project on 3d printing biohybrid structures.

Opening: Friday Sept 30th 18-21

Exhibition period: 2020/10/30 - 11/22

SPARK Talk #3 Sunday Nov 22 on Zoom with:

Ana Goidea, architect, PhD fellow LTH

Jessica Abbott, Senior Lecturer Evolutionary Biology, LTH

David Andréen, Senior Lecturer Architecture, LTH 

The talk will be published here later on Sunday 22nd.

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Polymorf:

Vävda strukturer

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Polymorf är en ung Malmöbaserad praktik för design, arkitektur och forskning driven av Johanna Jonsson och Albin Karlsson som arbetar med att undersöka gränslandet mellan hantverk och digitala tekniker. I deras utställning "Vävda strukturer" på SPARK presenteras en serie expressiva strukturer byggda av 3D-printade byggstenar. Utställningen lyfter frågan om ett hos människan grundläggande behov av materialitet, texturer, form och ornament.

Utställningsperiod: 20200904 - 27

Vernissage 4 sept kl 18-21

Extra öppet under Galleriveckan 24-27 sept kl 12-18 

Finissage 27 sept kl 12-18

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Petra Gipp

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I utställningen passage/schakt/nisch/fodring/nav – vandring presenterar arkitekten Petra Gipp sitt arbete genom abstrakta gipsmodeller. Här skulpterar hon fram en alldeles egen röst som får arkitekturen att sammansmälta med plats, kropp och tanke.

 

För Petra Gipp är arbetet med modeller centralt. Det är en metod att, ofta skallöst, närma sig arkitekturen. Här kan det rumsliga skulpteras fram genom fokus på volym, element och detaljer, där allt sammansmälts till en och samma tanke. Att sömlöst arbeta med ett material ger en möjlighet att utifrån materialet gestalta en arkitektonisk idé. På så sätt kan de rum och volymer som hon skapar få en tydlighet, en personlig röst.

 

I boken passage/schakt/nisch/fodring/nav – vandring beskriver arkitekten Petra Gipp sitt arbete genom det gjutna gipset. Gips och kartong väver, tillsammans med text, en berättelse kring arkitektur; elementen och dess komposition, mellanrummen som skapas och relationen till den mänskliga kroppen – vandringen. Gipsgjutningarna flätas samman med nyskrivna dikter av poeten Ann Jäderlund samt texter av Peter Bjerrum, Helena Mattsson och Sune Nordgren. Boken ges ut på Arvinius + Orfeus Publishing. Utställningen passage/schakt/nisch/fodring/nav – vandring visar gipsgjutningarna med dess socklar av kartong, skurna i lager som ansluter direkt till verken, något som ger bas, tyngd och förankring i rummet. Ett nyskrivet musikverk av Pelle Ossler och Christian Gabel, får gjutningarna att lyfta, sväva och förenas i rummet.

 

Petra Gipp är en svensk arkitekt, verksam i Stockholm. Hon är ledamot av Kungliga Akademin för de fria konsterna. Hennes ikoniska arbeten inkluderar bland annat Kivik Art Centre – Refugium, Bruksgården i Höganäs och uppfinnarverkstaden Katedralen, som båda nominerats till Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 respektive 2018, samt hennes medverkan med monumentala, gjutna sektionsmodeller i huvudpaviljongen på Venedig Biennalen 2018. 2016 omnämndes Petra Gipp som en av de 26 kvinnor i historien som förändrat arkitekturen. Petra Gipps verk har ställts ut runt om i världen samt publicerats i en mängd olika böcker och tidskrifter.

 

vernissage 7 februari kl 18-21 med introduktion kl 18:30

utställning 7-29 februari 2020

finissage 29 februari kl 12-16

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