The last performance programme of the spring´WORLD EXPO 2023´

14 Jun 2023,

A central part of WORLD EXPO 2023 is a programme of artists, musicians, composers, choreographers and poets invited by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Leif Elggren to perform their work. On four nights during the spring, a total of twelve performances (three per night) will be presented. The works are related to artists, choreographers and composers who have passed away. New interpretations and celebrations will bring the work of the dead artists into our age. 

On Wednesday 14 June, Jacob Kirkegaard will perform a sound piece in relation to Else Marie Pade, Daniel & Diana Tørsløv-Löwenbrück will present a performance in relation to danish and nordic art & artists, dead and alive and Marja-Leena Sillanpää will present a performance in relation to all the dead.

Jacob Kirkegaard will perform a sound piece in relation to Else Marie Pade with whom he collaborated for several years when she was alive. Kirkegaard and Pade found each other across generational boundaries, sharing a similar musical language based on discerning sounds that are often overlooked. Listening plays a central role in both practices. Kirkegaard will perform their collaborative piece Svævninger (2012) in which he and Pade explore the variations that can be perceived when sound waves collide. 

Daniel & Diana Tørsløv-Löwenbrück will perform the performance work Dansk og Nordisk Kunst 1750–2023 (Danish and Nordic Art, 1750-2023) in relation to danish and nordic art & artists, dead and alive.

Marja-Leena Sillanpää will present a performance in relation to all citizens of KREV, living and dead. Employing seemingly simple methods, Sillanpää wants to expand the individual and collective subconsciousness. Her point of departure is the existence of other life forms.

From 16:00, von Hausswolff and Elggren will be onsite in the exhibition at the Elgaland-Vargaland’s Passport Office. Here visitors can apply for citizenship of the Kingdoms of Elgaland-Vargaland.

Performance: 18:00-20:00

The Passport Office will be open from 16:00

Free entry. No pre-booking required.


Jacob Kirkegaard (b. 1975) is a Danish sound artist whose work often reflects on unnoticed or inaccessible aspects of the human condition and civilisation, such as radioactivity or processes related to the death of a human being.

Else Marie Pade (1924 – 2016) was Denmark’s first composer of electronic and concrete music. As an active member of the Resistance during the Second World War she was arrested by the Gestapo and spent her time in prison developing the foundation for her electroacoustic compositions.

Daniel Löwenbrück (b. 1974) is a German performance and sound artist, creator of cassette tape-music, curator and visual artist. He runs the record company Tochnit Aleph focused on underground noise, actionist sound-art and sound poetry. 

Diana Ø. Tørsløv Møller (b. 1977) is a Danish psychologist and artist. In tandem with her therapy practice she has worked at the intersection of performance, installation and psychology.

Marja-Leena Sillanpää, born in Finland in 1965  and based in Stockholm, is an interdisciplinary and process-oriented artist. The central aspect of her practice is other existing realities, often with historical undertones accentuated by text and sound.