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Conjuring Creativity . Art and the Esoteric




Beskrivning

We are extremely proud to present…

CONJURING CREATIVITY
Art & the Esoteric in theory and practice
Academic symposium and artistic event

A two-day conference comprising lectures, workshops, sound/music performance, film and other artworks.

The main aims of the conference are to both highlight and introduce a contemporary discourse around the disciplines of esoteric/magic related art throughout history and to bring into the frame contemporary artistic practice which either encompasses the esoteric or uses art as a vehicle within magical practice.

Confirmed talks by scholars so far:
Dr. Victoria Ferentinou (University of Ioannina, Greece) on women surrealists and magic
Dr. Tessel Bauduin (University of Amsterdam) on Hilma af Klint as mediumistic artist – and woman
Dr. Christian Giudice (London, UK/University of Gothenburg) on Kenneth Anger and film as magical ritual
Dr. Henrik Johnsson (University of Tromsø, Norway) on August Strindberg\'s occult art practice
Dr. Per Faxneld (Södertörn University, Stockholm) on Scandinavian fin-de-siècle art and occultism
Dr. Kasper Opstrup (University of Copenhagen) on the occult imaginary in times of crisis.
Dr. Per Johansson - The Cloud of Unknowing, conversation with artist Madeleine Hatz on the medieval esoteric text.

Confirmed artists and performers
Carl Abrahamsson http://www.carlabrahamsson.com/
Madeleine Aleman \'Giving Voice to the Hall\'
http://www.aleman.se/
Christine Ödlund http://www.christineodlund.se/
Den Arkaiska Rösten
https://soundcloud.com/den-arkaiska-rosten
Ectoplasm Girls (Tanya & Nadine Byrne)
https://soundcloud.com/ectoplasmgirls
Kristian Olsson http://www.alfarmania.se/kristianolsson/
Leif Elggren http://leifelggren.org/
Marja Leena Sillanpää http://www.marjaleenasillanpaa.se/
Madeleine Hatz: The cloud of Unknowing with Per Johansson
http://www.madeleinehatz.com/
Dr. Vanessa Sinclair
http://www.drvanessasinclair.net/
Roberto.N.Peyre http://robertonpeyre.com/
Antti Litmanen - HYPOGEUM

About the venue: Fylkingen, a venue and forum for avantgarde art, electro-acoustic and experimental music since 1933 (making it the world\'s oldest forum of its kind), is located in an old 19th-century brewery in the hip Stockholm neighbourhood Södermalm. Earlier Fylkingen events have included performances by greats like John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Eno, Genesis P-Orridge, and many more.

TICKETS ON SALE SOMETIME IN FEBRUARY!
Watch this space!

Preliminary schedule:

***Saturday***
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9.30 – Doors open to presenters and artists, welcome fika
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10.00 – Doors open to audience
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10:30–10.40 – Introduction – Dr. Per Faxneld and Geraldine Hudson
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ACADEMIC SESSION I:
SCANDINAVIAN ART AROUND THE YEAR 1900

10.40–11.20 – Dr. Per Faxneld, Södertörn University: Western esotericism and Scandinavian turn-of-the-century art

11.20–12.00 – Dr. Henrik Johnsson, Tromsø University: August Strindberg’s esoteric art
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12.00 – 13.30 – Lunch break (presenters and artists have lunch provided)
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ACADEMIC SESSION II:
WESTERN ESOTERICISM IN POST-WAR AND CONTEMPORARY ART

13.30–14.10 – Dr. Christian Guidice: Kenneth Anger, avant-garde cinema and Thelema

14.10–14.50 – Paula von Seth, educator at Moderna Museet (The Museum of Modern Art), Stockholm: Western esotericism in contemporary art
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14.50–15.20 – Coffee Break
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15.20–16.30 – Film screening: Lunacy (Tribute to Kenneth Anger by Carl Abrahamsson)
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WORKSHOP SESSION I

16.30–17.30 – Roberto Peyre: The Lycanthropic Choir - A workshop & social sculpture in co-lab w. LaaRa Stinnerborn / 16.30–17.30 – Geraldine Hudson: Hypnagogic drawing workshop

17:30–18.30 – Roberto Peyre: The Lycanthropic Choir - A workshop & social sculpture in co-lab w. LaaRa Stinnerborn / 17.30–18.30 – Dr. Vanessa Sinclair: Cut and paste psychology, esoteric art workshop
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DJ in bar from 18.30 – Farida
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MUSIC ACTS

19.30–20.20 – Christine Ödlund

20.30–21.20 – Ectoplasm Girls

21.30–22.20 – Leif Elggren

22.30–23.10 – Marja-Leena Sillanpää
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***Sunday***
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09.00 – Doors open to presenters and artists, welcome fika
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09.15 – Doors open to audience
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09.30–10.20 – Carl Abrahamsson, The Mega Golem talk
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WORKSHOP SESSION II

10.30–11.30 – Dr. Vanessa Sinclair: Cut and paste psychology, esoteric art workshop / 10.30–11.30 – Roberto Peyre: The Lycanthropic Choir - A workshop & social sculpture in co-lab w. LaaRa Stinnerborn

11.30–12.30 – Dr. Per Johansson & Madeleine Hatz, The cloud of unknowing, presentation and discussion
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12.30–14.00 – Lunch break (presenters and artists have lunch provided)
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ACADEMIC SESSION III:
WOMEN ARTISTS AND AND WESTERN ESOTERICISM

14.00–14.40 – Dr. Tessel Bauduin, University of Amsterdam: ’A vessel filled from above’?: Hilma af Klint as mediumistic artist – and woman

14.40–15.20 – Dr. Victoria Ferentinou, University of Ioannina, Greece: Surrealist women and Western esotericism
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15.20–16.00 – Coffee break
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ACADEMIC SESSION IV:
OCCULTURE

16.00–16.40 – Cavan McLaughlin, University of Northampton: Paranormality and occultural production

16.40–17.20 – Dr. Kasper Opstrup, University of Copenhagen: Contemporary Occulture as Future-Fictions
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DJ in bar from 17.45 – Geraldine
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MUSIC ACTS

19:15–19.30 – Giving Voice to the Hall, Voice Channeling by Madeleine Aleman

19:30–20.00 – Den Arkaiska Rösten

20.00–21.00 – Annti Littmanen

21.00–22.00 – Kristian Olsson
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