Öresund. Either side of the sound: ears. Either side of the sund: sand.
Angela Rawlings, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Stefan Östersjö, Nguyễn Thanh Thủy, Katt Hernandez
Location: Black Room

( SUND ) is an in-progress intradisciplinary event that enacts an Öresund imaginary, transposed as a cabinet of curiosities. Poetic lines of Zostera marina L. are catalogued by hydrophones buried in their shush in low tide, then collected in glass vials for observation. The strait’s fresh wind sounds the strings of a tree-wrapped guitar. Sensorial tension resounds in the improvising visitors who circulate on site and in memory. She sounds her salves. Throughout, a geopoetics. Wind. Sund. Sand. Land.

( SUND ) foregrounds interactions, specifically human engagement with ecosystems and the more-than-human entities that inhabit them. In what way do the harmonics in the guitar inform the guitarist operating the strings stretched around the tree? To what, to whom, and how do circular walks on the beach signify?

You are invited to circulate in ( SUND ) on Monday, February 27th. From 13:00 to 18:00, the Inter Arts Centre’s Black Room (fourth floor) will have a rolling installation with live performance interventions. From 18:00 to 20:00, the room will feature live voice-and-string improvisations by Angela Rawlings (IS/CA), Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir (IS), Stefan Östersjö (SE), Nguyễn Thanh Thủy (VN, SE), and Katt Hernandez (US/SE).

If you practice a performing art yourself and have interest in joining an improvisational moment between 18:00 to 21:00, we are keen to include any dancer, theatre-deviser, fellow musician, or poet to respond in our Öresund imaginary. Please show up prepared to share as you desire. Contact a.rawlings.1@research.gla.ac.uk for more information.

( SUND ) is curated by Angela Rawlings and Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir.

This event is co-supported by The Inter Arts Center and Malmö Academy of Music (Lund University), University of Glasgow, and Laboratory for Aesthetics and Ecology.

Event dates
27 February, 13:00