Events

A Protective Garlic Ritual ● June 18
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On Sunday June 18, we invite you to a garlic ritual. Come taste the power of garlic and protect yourself from trolls.

During a one week residency in Stockholm, Ancient Acrobatics and Underverk will weave together past and present garlic stories, mythologies, superstitions and facts into a new cleansing ritual, to protect you from todays trolls.

The protective cleansing ritual includes garlic tasting and an introduction to a collection of protective garlic amulets. It costs 100kr and you can book your spot by emailing hej@underverk.in

June 18 16:00-18:00 100kr Google maps , , , , ,
Babette’s Feast ● 24 May
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As part of Underverk’s Gastronomic Design Festival we present a screening of Oscar-winning ‘Babette’s Feast’ (1987). A Danish film drama by Gabriel Axel, based on the story by Karen Blixen. The film is paired with food and drinks designed by the gastronomic design duo Aydin & Vargö.

The festival is a summer program that moves between different disciplines focusing on our food culture. We present a set of events that activate our minds and senses to discover how artistic strategies contribute to the discussion of the politics of food.

Tickets: https://babettes-feast-film-food.confetti.events/

The food and drink (non-alcoholic) menu is served during and after the film. The ticket includes entrance, food and drinks at the cost of 300 SEK. The dinner is suitable for vegans. Report allergies to hej@underverk.in.

Doors open at 18:30 and the screening starts at 19:00. The film is 108 minutes long. Food will also be served after the film.

FYI: If you are having troubles buying your tickets through the event site, it’s also possible to email josefin@underverk.in to book a spot, swish the ticket amount 300kr to 0736795410 and we’ll send you a receipt.

Supported by Stockholms stad.

*Image from Curzon Artificial Eye

24 May 18:30 – 21:30 300kr Google maps , , , , , ,
IRL ● 8 Feb
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Taste Shop ● 25 August – 3 September
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Together with Deriva Paper and meal ecologist Ayhan Aydin, Underverk presents a set of five dinners consisting of food and sensorial interactions to encourage thought-provoking conversations.

Read more and buy tickets here.

25 August – 3 September 19:00 – 21:30 500 SEK Google maps , ,
Catalogue Release ● 27 April
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KIOSK ● 14 Feb
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The Peripheral Project
by Tove Skeidsvoll

The Peripheral Project is working with experiences on the threshold of our attention, focusing on the peripheral of our senses. What surrounds us affects us – in our choices and in our relationship to objects, places and people.

Presented at KIOSK during Stockholm Design Week.

Your attention is the currency of the day and depending on how much you invest, the experience will differ. Inside kiosk and it’s surrounding area, you will find a selection of possibilities and interactions, created and adapted for the occasion and the area of Mosebacke torg.

The Peripheral Project is initiated by choreographer and dancer Tove Skeidsvoll and together with experience designer Josefin Vargö, designer John Astbury, composer Johannes Burström, architect Oren Lieberman, professor of dance interpretation Cecilia Roos and dancers Anna Ehnberg and Moa Westerlund it was further developed during a residency at Dansens Hus last year.

Tove Skeidsvoll (SE) is a dancer, choreographer and co-leader of Northern Movement Dance Company – Nomodaco. Tove has a keen interest in anything that can happen within a shared space. Whether it is a performance, a film, or an interdisciplinary collaboration, her process usually starts with the same question: What is the given context, and how can I play with it?

Photo: Jostein Skeidsvoll

Tove Skeidsvoll will be part of KIOSK conversations on Thursday the 11th, where she will talk with Lundahl & Seitl about working with space, time and perception.

14 Feb 14:00 — 18:00 Free Google maps , , , , ,
KIOSK ● 13 Feb
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Intangible Realty
by Angela Woda

Intangible Realty handles with the buying and selling of intangible valuables with the aim to start a dialogue around the gap between the numerical focus of the real-estate conversation, and the spaces we need to actually live in.

Presented at KIOSK during Stockholm Design Week.

Angela will transform the kiosk into real estate agency. Instead of showing pictures that showcase the look and layout of places of residence, valuable moments of living spaces are translated by selected artists and makers into alternative mediums such as; music, wearable objects, photography, pieces of writing, small sculptures and dance. These “apartments” will be open for inspection during the opening times, and you will have the opportunity to be part of a bidding process.

The conversation of Real Estate is one that lies close to the centre of the culture of Stockholm. Square meters, room numbers, white colour palettes or a neighborhood’s reputation are major movers and shakers when it comes to defining ’value’. Like any system of currency, the value of real estate can only operate under a collective agreement.

What opportunities are we missing to engage with the possibilities of our living spaces when we evaluate them only through the periscope of investment?

Angela is an Australian spatial designer with a background in exhibition design and event curation. Formally trained in architecture, her experience working across varying scales of the built environment have cultivated an interest in the relationship between spatial psychology and architectural economics. She maintains a multi-disciplinary practice by regularly collaborating with specialists beyond her field of knowledge.

Contributors
Leah Ginnivan AU
Sofia Larsson SE
Peter Stone AU
Anna Wikberg SE
Jakub Jílek CR
Angela Woda AU

Photo: Anna Wikberg

Angela will be part of KIOSK conversations on Wednesday 10th, where she will talk with Bettina Schwalm from Present-Futures about the value of intangibles.

13 Feb 14:00 — 18:00 Bidding Google maps , , , ,
KIOSK ● 12 Feb
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Talking Taste
by Pomme van Hoof and Josefin Vargö

To find the right words to describe what we smell or taste can be complicated. Talking Taste takes the form of a meeting; by borrowing vocabulary from the way we describe music, a mood, a space or a color, guests are offered a new way of talking about intangibles such as smell and taste.

Presented at KIOSK during Stockholm Design Week.

Chefs from Woodstockholm have created a selection of small dishes to try at the kiosk. Instead of ordering from a written menu, it will be your interpretations of a smell, through a journey of associations, which will determine your dish.

Talking Taste examines how simple interventions such as changing the way we order food, could enrich the dining experience and could open up to a very personal and interesting conversation about what is on our plate. One doesn’t need to be an expert to talk about taste, and it helps to be encouraged with a new set of words to start of the dialogue.

Designers Pomme van Hoof and Josefin Vargö presented Talking Taste during last year’s Milan design week. For this edition they work together with Woodstockholm and adapted the concept for this occasion, season and location.

12 Feb 12:00-14:00 & 17:00-19:00 Free Google maps , , , , ,
KIOSK ● 11 Feb
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My Voice Shall Now Come From the Other Side of the Room
by Lundahl & Seitl

(an individual 20 minute experience, book in advance by emailing hej@underverk.in)

A visitor arrives to a seasonally closed kiosk in the middle of Mosebacke torg and asks to experience “My Voice Shall Now Come From the Other Side of the Room”. A pair of headphones and ’whiteout’ goggles are handed out, and the visitor soon finds themselves in the hand of an unseen guide that moves in tandem with a disembodied voice in the headphones.

Presented at KIOSK during Stockholm Design Week.

In Lundahl & Seitl’s practice the viewers’ perception is being transformed, being both the medium of the work, its potential content as well as the means to receive it. Here the essence of the artwork is intangible, pending creation inside the immaterial realms of conscious experience and a continuous passage of time.

Lundahl & Seitl’s (SE) transdisciplinary collaborations investigate space, time and perception in increasingly large-scale installations, always in proximity to the history of a specific medium and its institution; museums, galleries, theatres and found spaces, on projects spanning architecture, cognitive neurology, classical music theatre and experience design. Their work has been widely shown, including presentations at Tate Britain, Whitechapel Gallery, Battersea Arts Centre, Royal Academy of Arts, S.M.A.K., Weld and Magasin 3.

Christer Lundahl and Martina Seitl will be part of KIOSK conversations on Thursday the 11th, where they will talk with Tove Skeidsvoll about working with space, time and perception.

Image: My Voice Shall Now Come From the Other Side of the Room, Lundahl & Seitl. Photo: Thomas Rydin

11 Feb 12:00-14:00 & 17:00-19:00 Free Google maps , , , , ,
KIOSK ● 10 Feb
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Future Fortunes’ – Planning For Chance
by Present–Futures

Fortune is something that happens by luck or chance, and is out of an individual’s control. Just like when breaking open a fortune cookie, the message inside can never be predicted. But if you could forecast your future by stating your fortune, would it be possible to reverse engineer a path back to the present where you would see that fortune come true?

Presented at KIOSK during Stockholm Design Week.

This is a project that asks the not-so-ridiculous question of ‘what fortune do you wish to see in your future?’. If you believe enough in the legitimacy of your own claim, then why shouldn’t everyone else believe in it too?

We are here to help you plan for chance, so:
“Break cookie in case of emergency”. The rest is up to you.

Daniel Rossi (CA) and Bettina Schwalm (DE) share a practice called ‘Present-Futures’ –a working platform built on their cross-disciplinary collaboration as visual maker/storyteller and experience designer, respectively. They conduct research on “possible future realities” using and developing methods through a combination of art, craft, storytelling and experience design practise. Within an approach of iterative experimentation and evaluation, they form concepts into tangible objects, experiences and theories.

Bettina will be part of KIOSK conversations on Wednesday 10th, where she will talk with Angela Woda about the value of intangibles.

Image: Present-Futures

10 Feb 12:00-14:00 & 17:00-19:00 Free Google maps , , , , ,
KIOSK ● 9 Feb
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Taste the Change of Frequencies
Is it possible to taste sound?
by Ayhan Aydin and Josefin Vargö

While wearing headphones, you try different beverages and experience the relationship between sound frequencies and how it affects the basic taste of what you are drinking.

Presented at KIOSK during Stockholm Design Week.

The work is part of an on-going research project, with lab studies being done in collaboration with professors and students at Grythyttan Restaurant School, Örebro University.

This project was on a small festival tour of summer 2015, such as Roskilde festival in Denmark. Ayhan and Josefin are currently developing a whole meal experience, where the sound becomes the main driver to create a unique experience of dining.

Ayhan Aydin (SE) is a meal ecologist, who has an interdisciplinary approach to the food system. He integrates social sciences, natural sciences, food craftsmanship and practical farming. Ayhan has previously participated in the projects Restaurant roam (Parkteatern), Fittja Open (Botkyrka Konsthall), Nordic Sound Bite (New Nordic Food). In the three different projects, food has been a central and fundamental part of the story.

Photo: Jesper Ohlsson

9 Feb 12:00-14:00 & 17:00-19:00 Free Google maps , , , , , ,
Feminist film screenings ● 12 May
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For many women, the home was a natural subject of artistic production as a highly charged site of rampantly contradictory meanings. As Lucy Lippard noted, ‘[women artists] work from such [household] imagery because it’s there, because it’s what they know best, because they can’t escape it.’

Together with curator Kim McAleese, Underverk presents a set of feminist film screenings punctuated by food provided by meal ecologist Ayhan Aydin and experience designer Josefin Vargö, who have translated certain elements from the film into taste.

In this film programme, the artists explore domestic issues such as motherhood, familial relationships, control of physical space and the preparation and consumption of food.

20:00-20:30 — Course 1: Blanchisseuse, a steamed introduction.
20:40-20:50 — Course 2: Semiotics of the Carrot, the value of an ingredient.
21:00-22:00 — Course 3: Our time is coming, communal soup experience.

Limited food, available on first come, first served basis.
RSVP to hej@underverk.in

Ayhan Aydin (Meal Ecologist) works interdisciplinary with how the food system as a whole functions. Aydin integrates social sciences, natural sciences, food craftsmanship and practical farming. Ayhan has previously participated in the projects Restaurant roam (Parkteatern), Fittja Open (Botkyrka Konsthall), Nordic Sound Bite (New Nordic Food). In the three different projects, food has been a central and fundamental part of the story.

Photo from Rohesia Hamilton Metcalfe: La Blanchisseuse (1993)

Supported by Stockholms Stad and CuratorLab Konstfack.

12 May 20:00—22:00 Free Google maps , , , ,
OAZA goes north ● 3 February
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During Stockholm Design Week 2015 and in collaboration with UNDERVERK, Nina Bačun and Maja Kolar from the design collective OAZA hold a one hour food workshop while discussing Croatian ingredients, craft and design. Guests get to taste a traditional Croatian wine soup served with polenta, bread, anchovies and Croatian olive oil inspired by their showcased products. Together we learn how to pickle anchovies using their product ‘Preserving Summer’.

*All guests receive an exclusive kitchen towel designed by Ludwig Haslberger made for the event.

Guests must be 18 years of age and older.

Book tickets here.

3 February 17:30 – 18:30 Google maps , , , ,