More Information About The Project
SOUND @ NISSAN
Harp Art Lab will produce a new sound art project in the city of Halmstad, Sweden, in 2016. International artists and inhabitants will be invited to cooperate in a series of sound walks, workshops and installations along Nissan, the river that runs through Halmstad. The project aims at applying Harp Innovation Model in a municipal urban development project - Tullkammarkajen - in Halmstad.
A new residential area called Tullkammarkajen is planned to develop over the coming years. The area will consist of a mixed development in its content, predominantly residential residences (600 units) and it will be the "future portal to Halmstad by the water." In the project the Harp Innovation Model will be tested for the first time in an urban environment along the river Nissan in Halmstad. The method was developed by Harp Art Lab and is based on a socially engaged and discursive sound art practice.
The goal is to use sound art as tool in this specific urban development project through a series of sound walks, workshops and sound installations. The project will take place 2016 in collaboration with the residents of Halmstad, artists, entrepreneurs, architects, urban planners and politicians.
A series of sound walks will take place along the entire strip of the river Nissan. From the harbor, passing by Tullkammarkajen and all the way up to Slottsmöllan, in order to map the entire cultural setting along Nissan. The information is processed and analyzed through a series of follow-up workshops where sound maps, recordings and personal experiences, noise studies and historical data is compiled.
By involving local communities and other parties interested in the processes, new and challenging questions and opinions will be raised. Such as cooperation and new urban housing, thus contributing in giving local decision makers valuable insights through democratic processes. The start of the construction of the residential area is set to 2020, giving the project the opportunity to contribute to development of the new area.
The work processes will be documented in order to spread knowledge of the project as well as a way to export the working method to other locations where sound art can be used as a tool in the development of urban environments.
HARP ART LAB
Harp Art Lab is a laboratory for sound and climate art based in Harplinge windmill, a few kilometers north of Halmstad on the Swedish west coast. The Lab is a unique platform for developing, innovative, interdisciplinary ideas and we work with artists and communities of interest to create performances and installations. Our main methodology is a socially engaged and discursive sound art practice. The motivations behind our work are predominantly environmental, political, and social in as much as we are attempting to re-mediate contested territories in a scientific and creative way to the public. Harp Art Lab is a non profit organisation founded by Mikael Ericsson and Julie Ericsson in 2010.
HARP INNOVATION MODEL
The knowledge base and the experience acquired since the start of Harp Art Lab have been converted into an innovation model, Harp Innovation Model, which is a sustainable development model for cultural organisations. The aim of Harp Innovation Model is to preserve and enhance the overall outcome of 60 projects created at Harp Art Lab through a range of interventions, including seminars, temporary site-specific art projects and in-depth studies of culture, creativity and arts.
Sound @ Nissan is supported by Kulturbryggan, Region Halland and Halmstad Kommun.
Technical support: Musikalen in Halmstad and Tylösands Sound.
IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN PARTICIPATING OR IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO HAVE MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROJECT:
Mikael Ericsson - Curator, Artistic Director
++46 70 7304631
Julie Ericsson - Project Manager
++46 70 541 64 58