Immersive Days #3
Agents in Play
22 November 2023 - 27 November 2023

VIDEO DOCUMENTATION: Watch the artist presentations from the Seminar Day at Immersive Days #3 here!

Opening hours: 22–24, 26–27 November 2023 (closed on Saturday)

How do games and gaming operate in culture and society today? And how can the forms of gameplay be elaborated as spaces for critique? This third occasion of Immersive Days aims to contribute to the understanding of these issues. Taking departure in artistic practice-based projects that reflect on the cognitive mechanisms within media ecologies, the entanglement between physical and virtual realm, we will also explore how new rules and expanded forms of agency can emerge through gameplay that invite interconnectivity and mutualism.

The programme includes an exhibition part that is open for five days with video, virtual and augmented reality installations and a multi-channel audio installation at IAC. During the opening day you are also invited to participatory performances and a concert.

Immersive Days #3 is organized in collaboration with the Division of Game Development at University of Skövde.


Download the programme as PDF here (538 kB, PDF, new tab)

INSTALLATIONS at IAC, 22–24, 26–27 November, 13:00–17:00

Ali Eslami
A Stretch of time. Video installation. Location: Black Room. Read more about Ali Eslami here.
False Mirror. VR Experience.

Maren Dagny Juell
Monument for Sim Inventory. AR-work. Location: Research Platform
Lick Pick Kick. VR installation. Location: VR/Sound lab. Read more about Maren Dagny Juell here.

Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir
Þytur. Sound installation of 9 mono-channels. Location: Café area. Read more about Halla Steinunn here.

WEDNESDAY, 22nd November

13:00–13:45 Mobilized: An essay pretending to be a game. Nea Landin & Gabriel Widing. Location: Red Room. No registration needed. Read more about Mobilized here.

15:45–16:45 A ’Work in Progress’ of the project River Biographies. Lundahl & Seitl. Max 20 pers. Location: Red Room. The deadline for registration has passed. Read more about River Biographies here.

17:30–18:00 Violin with Þytur Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir. (Olofsson & Stefánsdóttir, 2021). Concert. Location: Café area. No registration needed. Read more about Þytur here.

THURSDAY, 23rd November

Full-day Seminar in the Red Room with registration only. The deadlin for registration has passed.

8:30–9:00 Coffee

9:00–9:10 Introduction.

9:10–9:55 Entangling Heritage: Supporting (new) Museum Communities, Stories, and Agencies Through Digital Games and Critical Play. Lissa Holloway-Attaway. Read more about the presentation here.

9:55–10:20 Artist talk. Maren Dagny Juel. Read more about the artist talk here.

Coffee break

10:40–11:15 Ludo-Immersive Opera: Principles and Play. Hedvig Jalhed. Read more about the presentation here.

11:15–12:00 Open Play: the PlayLab Games and Performance research and community performing arts platform. Lars Kristensen and Rebecca Rouse. Read more about Open Play here.

Lunch break

13:10–14:10 Presentations/dialogue. Gabriel Widing and Lundahl & Seitl. Read more about the presentations/dialogue here.

14:10–14:40 Of listening and mediation within ecological sound art. Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir. Read more about the presentation here.

Coffee break

15:00–15:45 A Stretch of Time / False Mirror. Ali Eslami. Read more about the presentation here.

15:45 Discussion.

Photo credits: Ali Eslami, A Stretch of Time, 2022, video still

Funded with support from Region Skåne.


Maren Dagny Juell, Ali Eslami, Nea Landin & Gabriel Widing, Lars Kristensen, Rebecca Rouse, Lissa Holloway-Attaway, Lundahl & Seitl, Halla Steinunn Stefánsdóttir, Hedvig Jalhed