Curating Art: Engaged

25 Oct 2023, 18:00

In a collaboration with the International Master’s Programme in Curating Art at Stockholm University, the project Engaged presents a site-specific sound installation by LNUA (NO) in one of Accelerator’s public toilet stalls.

The collaboration between Accelerator and the International Master’s Programme in Curating Art aims to create a series of events in connection to themes that Accelerator wishes to highlight in the exhibition programme. Engaged is a curatorial project and event curated by Hannah Ingvoldstad and developed in connection to Lisa Tan’s exhibition Dodge and/or Burn. The project presents the commissioned work flisbelagt tilfluktsrom (tiled harbour) by LNUA on 25 October. The work will be on view until 15 November as a part of Accelerator’s public programme.

Engaged came to fruition through a series of conversations between the curator and artist about the isolating experience of burnout and overworking. In response to these conversations, the artist created the immersive soundscape flisbelagt tilfluktsrom. The series of atmospheric shifts in the soundscape explores the multifaceted relationship to work and lavatory as site.

The lavatory is one of the most intimate spaces of daily life. At the same time, it is often a shared one. The intertwining of the public and private resonates with subjective and societal experience of burnout. In moments of stress, the lavatory often becomes a refuge – a place of rest. The site transforms to a place to cry – to text – to sit. Through the individual exploration of the sound installation, Engaged wants to open the conversation of overwork and rest.

The opening on the 25th invites visitors to explore the soundscape. The site of rest expands to the Accelerator Café – allowing visitors to rest in unity. At 18:30 there will be an introduction by the curator Hannah Ingvoldstad. The café will be open to purchase something to eat or drink.

LNUA (NO) is the moniker of Oslo-based experimental musician and sound artist Luna Storeide. Through her music, LNUA explores the ever-changing nature of life, using sample manipulation and sound synthesis to create sonic landscapes that reflect the fluidity and chaos of our experiences. Drawing inspiration from a diverse range of genres including ambient, noise, and club music, LNUA’s compositions are immersive and engaging, seamlessly blending atmospheric textures with abrasive, high-energy passages.

Accelerator Café
Wednesday 25 October, 18:00
Duration: The work and space will remain open until 20:00
Free entry, no registration required

Artist: LNUA (NO)
Curator: Hannah Ingvoldstad
Mentor: Nina Øverli
Graphic Design: Sebastian Pandonis

toilet stall