Ouunpo Episode XIV: THE FUGUE

The European artistic network OuUnPo invites you to the Fugue, an experimental festival in collaboration with Swedish artists, researchers and institutions. Each day OuUnPo performs actions, talks, screenings, workshops and performances in different venues and locations across the city of Stockholm. Join us!

Wednesday Feb. 4th Thursday Feb. 5th Friday Feb. 6th Saturday Feb. 7th Sunday Feb. 8th
The body as refuge

11:00 – 14:00

Hellasgarden (PRIVATE)

Atalanta Regrediens 

9.30 – 12.00

Hallwylska Museet

Booking required:


Mnemonic bodies

11:00 – 13:00


Dear Jesus, do something!

12:00 – 13:00

Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists (PRIVATE)

Every word is a dead metaphor

14:00 – 15:00

Hallwylska Museet (PRIVATE)

Anyway not everyone will read it

17:00 – 18:30


Booking required:


Art and Science: the future dialogue

14:00 – 16:00

Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists

RSVP by 5 February to lm@iaspis.se

Artists Adrift

18:00 -21:00

Bonniers Konsthall


18:00 – 21:00


Arts of Fugue

18:00 – 20:00

Italian Cultural Institute 

Booking required:


20:00 – 02:00

Södra Teatern, Södra Bar

The Fugue is the 14th session that the group organizes. It will start a new chapter in OuUnPo’s history marking the return to Europe after ambitious sessions in Beirut (2012), Tokyo (2013) and Sao Paulo (2014). The Stockholm session will be composed as a fugue and will allow art and science to enter into a novel dialogue. The session takes its starting point in the fugue state, which is a rare psychiatric disorder that is characterized by complete but reversible amnesia. The patient will lose all traces of personal memory and identity and can last hours or several days. It is characteristic that people suffering from dissociative fugue to undertake unplanned travel or wandering during which the patient might establishment a temporary new identity.

The Stockholm session is structured as a polyphonic music formula including interventions by scientists, visual artists, musicians, philosophers, researchers and curators. We will open the week together with the exhibit Artists Adrift at Bonniers konsthall, where we will explore our overlapping themes in conversations with the exhibiting artists, as well presenting two sonic installations by Elena Nemkova and Natasha Rosling. Psychiatrist and neuroscientist Predrag Petrovic will give a public lecture on our constantly changing reality at the old nuclear power plant 30 meters underneath KTH, followed by a course on escapism through screenings of short movies curated by Elena Nemkova. Italian artist Jacopo Miliani, artist-in-residence at MDT, and together with Jean-Louis Huhta, Sanna Söderholm and Carima Neusser, has created a dance universe at the Dance Museum that will deceive our vision and explore our sense of darkness. At the Italian Cultural Institute music psychologist and neuroscientist Laszlo Harmat will lecture on the parallels between the fuga and the organization of the brain, followed by a musical performance of Bach fuga by Anna Buchenhorst of the Stockholm Royal Opera, just to name a few! Each event is freestanding and self-contained so that a visitor can choose to attend a single activity, a whole day or the entire session.

The festival creates a collage of events as it moves across the city. The participation of local contributors, spaces, institutions and audiences will offer opportunities for new alliances and generate unexpected and novel constellations. The group will investigate institutions and collections in an reflective manner but while also seeking out situations for interesting challenges as well as other forms of interventions. OuUnPo invites you on a journey through well-known places, where identities can be dissolved and merged only to re-appear to give new light to age-old problems.


The session is curated by Stephen Whitmarsh with Eléna Nemkova, along with curatorial assistance by Susanne Ewerlöf.

Participants and contributors

Anders Widoff, Anna Buchenhorst, Antoine Bertin, Arijana Kajfes, Claudia Squitieri, Gustav Nilsonne, Elena Nemkova, Elias Arner, Henrik Sputnes, Iréne Berggren, Jacopo Miliani, Jean-Luis Huhta, Laslzo Hamat, Marco Pasi, Natasha Rosling, Olav Westphalen, Per Hüttner, Pina Kingman, Predrag Petrovic, Samon Takahashi, Sara Giannini, Stephen Whitmarsh, Susanne Ewerlof, Thomas Nordmark, Vilma Luostarinen and many more.

Partners and venues

Bonniers konsthall, Iaspis – The Swedish Arts Grants Committee’s International Programme for Visual Artists, Index Foundation, MDT, KTH R1, Hallwylska Museet, Karolinska Institutet, Kungliga Konsthögskolan, Stockholm Italian Cultural Institute and Naïvité. OuUnPo is part of Vision Forum and supported by Creed. The events are organised with Curatorial Mutiny and supported by Linköpings universitet, Kulturbryggan, Stockholms läns landsting, Stockholms stad, Statens kulturråd and Kungliga konsthögskolan.

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