Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Welcome to the opening of the exhibition Island Life

During May 4 – 9 the Royal Institute of Art presents the exhibition Island Life, a presentation of sound art works at Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen. The exhibition is a result of the work of guest professor Susan Philipsz and eleven fine art students’ exploration of different places around the islands.

Island Life is a presentation of eleven newly developed art works for eleven diverse locations across the islands of Skeppsholmen and Kastellholmen. Exploring context and the spatial aspects of sound, Island Life takes us to places that we may have passed by every day and helps us see them in a new way.

Each of the participants have created a work that was developed specifically for their chosen site. Considering the potential of each particular location, the works developed organically over the Spring semester to come together in this large-scale presentation.

The sites are varied and include those that are essential to the island like Skeppsholmen bridge and the passenger ferry that connects the island to the rest of the city and subterranean spaces such as a tunnel and a concrete bunker that refer to the islands military history. There are also hidden stairwells and a water tower that has been converted into a whispering gallery.

Opening day May 4:
The first guided tour will be led by guest professor Susan Philipsz and the rest of the tours by the exhibiting students. Each participant will introduce their work to the assembled audience. The audience moves from site to site over the exhibition period experiencing life on the island in between.

May 4 at 2pm the exhibition begins with a collaborative work installed in the atrium of the Royal Institute of Art. This installation, titled The Voices, was developed during a sound art workshop at Konstakademien and includes recordings of the voices of all the participants.

Exhibition period: 4 – 9 maj
Guided tour each day at 2pm by exhibiting students. Meeting place: The Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1.

 The exhibition concists of two groups. The installations of the first group is available May 4-6 and the second group May 7-9.

May 4-6:
Guided tour at 2pm. Guided tour each day at 2pm by exhibiting students. Meeting place: The Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1.
Exhibiting students in the first group: Christine Dahl Helweg- Larsen, Philip Dufva, Tove Moller, Joline Uvman, Sofia Zwahlen

May 7-9:
Guided tour at 2pm. Guided tour each day at 2pm by exhibiting students. Meeting place: The Royal Institute of Art, Flaggmansvägen 1.
Exhibiting students in the second group: Sofia Al Rammal, Sara Eriksson, Vladyslav Kamenskyy, Lina Lundquist, Erik Thörnqvist

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