By Rendel Ibing

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The catalog for Instrument includes 28 original art cards, one for each artwork in the show, plus a bio & text description. Each art card can be individually mounted in a photo-frame. The cover is hand-sewn shut ready for the purchaser to open as they see fit.

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Handmade postcards of Lövestad

By Amanda Buonocore


A handmade postcard made from screen shots on Google Maps. The postcard shows a locations of the landmarks used in Amanda’s piece in the show.

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A Soundart EP

By Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen


Bent has made a recording of his sound installation at the mill.

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Moulin Verte Card

By Christina Bredahl & Lena Ignestam

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A limited edition pop-up card based on the piece “Moulin Verte“. As you open the card the soundtrack plays too.

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Spirit of the Beehive, honey

By Luke Lowings

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Luke lowing’s installation called “Spirit of the Beehive” can be remembered with honey labelled and signed by Luke himself. The honey is from South Sweden.

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Postcards to a Mill

By Erik Sanner

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Erik has ‘made’ special cards to compliment his piece “Chalk and Charcoal…

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Typically, a mill grinds things into dust.  Typically, a visual artist creates things to be looked at.  Typically, a viewer looks.

In Lovestad, the mill has become passive, like a typical viewer.  If it were sentient, we could say it is bearing witness to the exhibition – like a typical viewer.

These postcards from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York all reproduce works by American artists, which seemed appropriate missives to art-viewers in Sweden.  I used sandpaper to turn a portion of the picture into dust – performing the function of a mill.  I invite you to do the same.  By sanding another portion of the postcard with the sandpaper provided, you will become a mill/artist/viewer hybrid – grinding something into dust, creating something to be looked at, and looking at something.

From two common objects (one postcard, one piece of sandpaper) you will end up with two original works of art (one uniquely altered postcard, one color-enhanced piece of sandpaper).  No other ingredients (such as paint) are necessary – the only requirement is your willingness to become a mill.

Happy sanding!

Tethered noise – mill version

By Bjørn Wangen

robotic-drawingMy work is characterized by an interest in transience and invisibility, capabilities of the dysfunctional and how space, body and matter relate to the questions of site. As a measurement of time and its own range, a robotic object is rolling about on a big sheet of paper on the mill floor. Equipped with graphite pens and tethered by an electric cord it will generate a circular drawing on the sheet, a drawing which will develop troughout the whole exhibition period. The robot’s movements will strive for noise and decay and at the same time shape the circle. The work is dependent on chance – I hope for an interesting result but there is no certain outcome from the robot’s actions. The only thing I can do is to stop the machine when I think it has made a masterpiece. Therefore I go away.

A sheet of white paper – approx 2,5 by 2,5 meters. Robotic object, metal, electronics, wire from ceiling. The robot will make noise when it rolls about on the wooden floor.

Visual artist, lives and works in Malmö.

Krabat 55° 39′ N, 13° 53′ O

By Divina Hasselmann

Krabat_Draft8Audio-visual interactive instrument;

The installation explores the impossibility of approximating a place through digital devices in contrast to the physical material experience in a place. At the same time it critically engages with the amazement for new media technology as a form of magic, and draws attention to the uncanny of mechanical instruments.
The Sorbian Saga ‘Krabat’ serves as the center and connector for these various elements.  In this tale, the young Krabat works in a mill under a master who practices black magic. Krabat can only break the master’s magic by relying on his lover’s non-visual senses. She needs to step closer to sense his body in order to identify and release him from the magic.

One projector will throw abstracted map images on the front of the installation, which merge on the strings with the video from the back. Analogous to Krabat, the audience will need to break through the circle of the abstract and distant fascination for visual effects, by stepping closer to the installation and physically engaging with the instrument. In doing so, their bodies will become part of the piece, blocking the front projection and making the projection from the back visible: A video essay illustrating the intimate engagement with the materials used and touched by the miller every day, shot in a rhythmic way resembling the millers work routine. It thus creates two experiences, the digital as the more familiar, and the mechanical instrumental as the uncanny magical, while attempting to overcome the binary and merge them into one piece.
The projection will be most visible at evening or night time, thus emphasizing the notion of the “Unheimliche”(in the Freudian Sense) and the black magic of the saga.
The installation will be realized in collaboration with Thais Ribeiro.

Divina Hasselmann is a media artist and filmmaker based in New York City and Hamburg, with background in theater – film and media studies, linguistics and political science. She implements complex contemporary theories around the notions of simulation, the body, language, death and hybridity into her film and media works, trying to give a response to these very ideas in a different format, as well as making them more accessible to the public.

Bass guitar for a gigantic arena

By Håkan Skytte

hokanSketchsNylon strings strung from the center of the forecourt to the apex of the mill and played by the wind.





An unplayable double-bass, the shell will finally sound again with a little help from curious visitors and the almighty wind.

Håkan is back from where he started, before and after Hoola Bandoola, playing bass.


Da Capo al Fine

By Emil Ibjer & Lars Eklöw & Ylva Cerne

Tuta-2En samling gamla trötta instrument har fått nytt liv igen genom möllans försorg och akustiken i silosen.





Ett antal olika instrument placeras hängande i en liten silos, där spegeleffekter mångfaldigar dem. Besökarna får möjlighet att via olika konstruktioner spela på några av instrumenten och uppleva hur volymen och materialet i silosen fungerar som en stor resonanslåda.

Emil Ibjer is an operasinger and the owner of Spiken I Kistan in Lövestad. He has made some public installations with antiques.

Lars Eklöw is an artist and musician drumplayer, and the owner of Kulturmöllan.

Ylva Cerne is an cartoonist and an owner of a red Ukulele.

Änglars frusna tårar/Angels frozen tears

By Tuss Marie Lysén

[:se,gb]MaoLiten[:se,gb]An installation/audio-visual ; a poem

Part of the project Earth song/en sång till jorden.
This project started 2004 and includes: installations, sculptures, drawings, paintings, photo, video, texts,
graphics, sound etc.



Hängande skiva med små avrinningskanaler (det formella kommer säkert att ändras lite)
stor rå kub av is som sakta smälter.
Under detta: ett kar/oljefat el. liknande, kanske stationär behållare som finns på plats?
En riktad mikrofon som fångar ljudet av fallande/rinnande vatten/droppar,
så småningom fallande i vatten, omgivande ljud , steg och röster blandar sig med
droppljuden som på grund av mikrofonens riktning hörs tydligt,metalliskt högt,eventuellt eko/rymdfunktion.

Ljuden hörs samtidigt som allt spelas in/filmas ( svartvit film )
filmen med ljud projeceras(loopas) sedan på plats, när isen smält,
och vattnet är stilla, under återstoden av utställningen.

A hanging flat object with small pipes for melted water (the formal structure might change a little)
On the surface a large, raw cube of ice (frozen water) slowly melting.
Underneath the hanging object: a container or something similar ; maybe something stationary that is in the mill?
A pointed microphone that records the sound of falling waterdrops as they hit the surface, and as time elapses, the water in the container rises and consequently the sound changes and also the surrounding sounds, steps and voices mix with the drop sounds. The sound of the drops can be heard very loudly, metalically and painfully clear, maybe with an echo or “space” effect.

The installation will be filmed in black and white and the sound amplified in the room simultaneously. When the ice is melted and the water is still, the film will be projected ,looping on the spot of the installation for the rest of the exhibition time.

Tuss Marie Lysén lives and workes in Malmö, Sweden. She works with many different medias, where the media and materials follows the idéas. Her work has often political undertones. Text and sound are important components in her work. Formally she seeks poetic simplicity.

A Line & A Midpoint

By Amanda Buonocore

ACBuonocoreCataInstrument: The way the “instrument” works is the viewer turns the handle on the rotating form. As the handle is turned thread is fed from the spools through section 2. As the thread moves through this section the different colors vibrate and shake creating a simple kinetic pattern. These separated channels converge at section 3 before fanning out and being collected directly on the rotating form. As the form gathers these different colors it beings to randomly layer the colors creating a unique pattern. The thread on each spool is a specific length that is equivalent to the distance in yards from the mill to a landmarked location in Lövestad. Due the various lengths of thread on the spools, the thread channels will empty at different moments. Once all the spools are empty the process has been completed. This process should extend the length of the exhibit allowing different viewers to participate with the instrument. Once the process is completed the pattern of color collected on the rotating form becomes a record or remnant of the process.


  1. A long wooden compartmented box attached to wall houses a variety of thread spools with differing lengths of thread.
  2. Cotter pins are inserted into the wall so that the looped head sticks out. These cotter pins create the channel to which the thread will be fed. The distance of each thread channel is 1 yard. The distance between thread channels is 1 inch.
  3. In section 3 another cotter pin is inserted into the wall. The loop of this pin opens from the top. All the threads from the channels in section two will be fed down through this pin.
  4. The threads fed from section 3 are tied to rods on the rotating form. By turning the handle on the rotation form: the spools in section one spin, the thread travels through section two, continues down through section 3, and branches out creating a random colorful pattern on the rotating form.

Amanda Buonocore is a visual artist living and working in the New York Metro Area. She has exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit, SOHO20, and The Governor’s Island Art Fair, among other locations. She received her Masters of Fine Arts from Cranbrook Academy of Art, located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and her Bachelors of Fine Arts from Long Island University: C.W. Post. Through her work, she explores the potential of raw materials in a process of deconstruction and reconstruction, focusing on the differing results of repetitious actions.

Chalk and Charcoal: Dust-Producing Drawing Instruments for Replacing a Disappeared Mill

By Erik Sanner

01_SANNER_filmicViewer-participants encounter a video projection on a wall.  In the video is a stream which used to power a mill near the artist’s hometown long before he was born.  Viewer-participants are encouraged to draw a mill on the wall in the video projection using chalk or charcoal.




A small low-power video projector containing an internal memory card is mounted on the ceiling and plays one video in a continuous loop. Two small containers containing chalk and charcoal are hung on the wall. Viewer-participants draw on the wall.

Erik Sanner is a visual artist living and working in Harlem, NYC.  He has recently exhibited at the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), LICHT FELD Gallery (Basel), The Danforth Museum (Massachusetts), Carmichael Gallery (LA) and Tria Gallery (NYC).  Sanner’s overarching goals include expanding our experience of painting by utilizing technology and promoting awareness of traffic cone aesthetics.

The monstrous idea of the Diamond Planet (“55 Cancri e”)

By Åsa Maria Bengtsson

lampaThe 9 m high chandelier is made of light, brass and crystal. It makes shadows on the surrounding walls.

The work is about energy of course. We are using so much of it, that it decreases constantly. The consequence is that we have to find other places to explore. In that sense it also says something about the countryside versus the city, how people move to where they think they´ll find the greatest opportunities, the diamonds. The mill used to be a place for producing energy (food) and has now lost that purpose.


The chandelier hangs from the ceiling on a chain and hangs down 9 m. The electric cord follows the chain upwards and is connected to the electricity (220V) at the end.

Born in 1956, grew up in Östersund. Lives and works in Malmö. Educated at the School Graphics Forum in Malmö 1982-1987. Works in many different techniques, video/film, sound, photography, sculpture, lighting, installations and public works. In her art, she deals with themes concerning nature, the environment and human identity.

Moulin Verte

By Christina Bredahl & Lena Ignestam

lena_christina_new_imageFor the exhibition, we want to present a larger joint contextual work-Moulin Verte (The Green Mill) – a 3-dimensional drawing in motion, made in pop-up technique.

Based on the Mill and related to the exhibition title, we imagine creating a folded conceptual miniature model of The Mill, its elements and the surroundings . When the work is activated (played) by the spectator, it unfolds as an accordion, and a distinct sounds recorded on site, emerges in a new form as soundsampling, as a melody coming from within the 3d drawing.
We will also participate with a limited edition of multipels, Moulin Verte -popupcards with sounds for the shop.

The piece is installed on in a larger monter/ table, with hidden mechanics, speakers and software inside. Our help with the technique Erik Pilesjö works with special effects at Malmö Opera Studios.
We will go to the Mill soon, to collect all the necessary information and recordings, and to do sketches, to build our piece.The size of the Moulin Verte when its open is A2 + surronding table.
We send example on earlier popup-works, see also our websites.


We are two artists, Lena Ignestam (SE) and Christina Bredahl Duelund (DK), both working with animation, drawing and sculpture. We have done a number of collaborations together. For some time we have been working with the idea of the folding,and have done a series of works in 3d-pop up technique. &

South by Southwest

By Jack Toolin

windmill_barn2-02A wind driven windmill that drives a record player playing a record.






A windmill or pinwheel (yet to be decided) mounted on the exterior of the building; a shaft running through an opening (window?); record player platter on a tabletop; the platter driven by belt or gear; the sound amplified by a megaphone (Gramophone-like bell structure). The record(s) being played are yet to be decided.

Jack Toolin works with a variety of media to investigate and comment upon the relationships between individuals and social systems. His work in photography, new media and performance has been presented nationally and internationally.

The eye of the pendulum

By Monix Sjölin & Robert Ek

kula3nFoucault pendulum in the shaft with a camera as the eye. The output will be a computer screen, a tv-set, a projector or whatever is suitable.





Installation: A long string with a heavy metal or wooden ball attached to it. A camera in the middle of heavy ball outputs to a suitable display. The floor, registered by the camera, might be painted.

Monix Sjölin is an artist from Malmö. She’s graduated from the art academy in Trondheim.
Robert Ek is an artist from Malmö. +


By Ursula Endlicher

html_wood_instrumnet1cHTMLinstrument is an Internet art piece that uses the HTML code of the Triennial’s Website – – as score, implementing the exhibition’s representation on the Web into the physical context of the mill itself.

Contemplative, playful, and slightly absurd, HTMLinstrument invites the audience to pluck a virtual wooden string instrument, which changes shape for different HTML tags that appear in the source code of the exhibit’s Website.

HTML tags such as HTML, HEAD, or META are “tuned” in German music notation of C-D-E-F-G-A-H-C, using these keys for interpreting individual letters of the tags. Letters that are not covered within this scale are translated into different themes.

Inspired by the wooden and spatial structure built for its (former) functionality as a flour mill, HTMLinstrument consists of a variety of virtual wooden shapes and tunes representing HTML tags and their different functions on the Web.

HTMLinstrument is embedded within the mill’s walls; round openings in the wall show the monitor (that displays the “instrument”) and the speakers. The instrument will be played using a wooden mouse. HTMLinstrument needs an Internet connection.

Ursula Endlicher’s work resides on the intersection of Internet, performance and multi-media installation. She translates the structural components of code and networks into choreographies for performances, installations and objects. Her work is shown internationally, most recently on, with Streaming Museum, at ZERO1 Biennial, at ISEA, and at Transmediale; and previously at SIGGRAPH, Postmasters Gallery, and at CCA Ujazdowski Castle. Born in Vienna, she lives in New York since two decades.

Instrument – Teckninga

By Gertrud Alfredsson


Mitt verk är en Artist Book, Ett originalverk som relaterar till platsen Lövestad Kvarn och mig som person.





Min “artist book” INSTRUMENT handlar om min hand, tanke och känslan för innehållet, om ett fenomen och en metafor. Har valt ordet och skriften som ett tillägg till bilden. Min tanke är att ordet/ texten är själva bilden och bilden är något helt annat. Min utgångspunkt är: Kvarn, stege, smärta, damm, ekonomi.

Gertrud Alfredsson (S) arbetar med teckning, måleri och installation med focus på identitet. Mitt intresse ligger i att skapa nya verk av gamla händelser för att återspegla processer och att undersöka vad som händer över tid. På så sätt skapa nya världar. Museum Jag är ett sådant projekt där jag gav mig själv som konstnär en form av museum, med hjälp av konstverk och projekt i historiskt perspektiv. Nu är mitt intresse att använda mig av den idén men binda den samman med framtid, nuet och platsen.

Ever, At All

By Christopher Evan Young

My father was born in Quakertown, Pennsylvania in 1954.  As he grew older he developed a passion for the guitar.  It wasn’t long before he was regularly touring the bars and clubs on the East Coast playing music.  While in his early 20s he was called to New York City to Polygram Records (The Who, Rush, Cream, Black Sabbath, Jon Bon Jovi) to discuss the possibility of a career in the music industry.  He left New York that day never to pursue the opportunity further.

This work explores the relationship between the past and the present, in a continuous battle for precedence.  As my father’s memories come flooding back during the retelling of his story, they are built and layered upon using forgotten technology.  As each memory is formed and added to the next in a tangled assortment of experience, they slowly fade into and are consumed by the present.

The untouched audio of an interview with my father, recounting this story, is fed into one reel-to-reel player, it is there recorded to tape and then transferred to a second player.  When the second reel-to-reel plays what was just recorded, that audio is fed back to the first reel-to-reel machine.  Microphones are positioned to pick up ambient noise and add it to the loop.  This creates not only a repeating loop, but one that is organic and grows differently with each cycle.  Speakers placed on the floor project sound upward allowing it to reverberate off the walls of the space.  The acoustics of the room play a large factor in the sound that is produced, transforming it into that of an instrument. This allows the room to become an active participant in the final sound that is heard.


Growing up and fully experiencing the transition from analog to digital during my development, I equate many obsolete technologies with my childhood.  I explore the relationship of these forgotten devices with the present in order to better understand where we came from and where we are going.

spiral columns

By Kazue Taguchi

kazue_taguchi_instrumentCurrently I make my work by using reflective material and light. When light hits the surface, a complex interplay of reflections and shadows are created. Light is intangible and invisible, but its effect on our lives is profound. My interest in creating works with light is in experiencing the phenomenon of their visual qualities as well as in the creation of a relaxing and sublime space.



This silver object is made out of Mylar: Silver plastic film which is very light.
The objects were hang from the ceiling and
a few LED spot lights are placed on the floor.

Kazue Taguchi was born in Japan, lives and works in New York. She received her M.F.A with a concentration on glass in 2007 from Virginia Commonwealth University. Solo exhibitions include; Kunst Palast Museum-Glasmuseum Hentrich, Düsseldorf, the Alcorcon Glass Museum in Madrid, and lorsh+seidel Galerie in Berlin.

I hear You Dear Mölla

By Bent Bøgedal Christoffersen




Sounds collected from Kulturmöllan will be processed in a computer and used as an Instrument played Live . The collection is an ongoing process and will change during the time of the exhibition and the content and spirit off the Work itself will be improvised and as spontaneous as possible, trying to catch the atmosphere and mood of the Dear Mölla.

As the work progresses there might be pictures, video art and I might find an instrument in the pile of junk in the Kulturmölla.

Contemporary Sound Artist, Musician, Composer, Soundpainter and Sculptor.
Graduated from Fröbel Highschool 1975 as a social educator with Drama as my main subject, I am a child and family Therapist graduated from the Martin Krichenbaum Institute.

My focus right now is experimental electronic and improvised Soundart and Live Performence and Soundpainting.

Almost Everywhere

By Wes Heiss

WH_AE_chrisUsing the antiquated technology of ‘speaking tubes’ this piece playfully collapses the mill’s interior and exterior soundscapes.





Almost Everywhere consists of a network of tubes routed through existing interior and exterior holes left by previous renovations to the mill. These tubes gather at one end in a listening station located outside the building and at the other end distributed near sound installations inside the mill. Tin cans attached to the ends of the tubes allow you to put your ear up to the piece and hear a selection of artworks in real time.

Wes Heiss is a visual artist and designer whose work explores humanities relationship with technology. He teaches Product design at Lehigh University, has a collaborative public art practice with Marek Walczak, and exhibits work internationally. He has won an Artadia grant, a PCA Grant, and residencies at the MacDowell Colony, Skowhegan, Roswell AiR, and the Bemis Center.



Silence and Sound

By Christine Gedeon

silence-soundUsing a combination of strings and various playable wire, I’d like to incorporate the architecture of the mill to create a hybrid of silence and sounds.





I will use nails, string and wire to create parallel lines resembling an instrument. I hope to have this playable using a pick up. If not, it will stand on it’s own as an instrument of silence.

Christine Gedeon was born in Aleppo, Syria and lives between NYC and Berlin. She examines the spaces we live in and how it affects us as individuals, using thread mainly as a medium, as both installation and works on canvas. Her installation work resides on the merging of the architectural space and the work itself.

Function Time

By Rory Solomon

RorySolomonCatalogPageThe function call stack will be recorded and charted for one millisecond for twelve popular open source software systems. These charts will be converted into musical notes creating a score. The millisecond will be expanded to a 15 second duration and looped, getting shorter and shorter each play, until finally the individual notes meld into one steady hum. Algorithmic or program time will be auralized on a human scale, and then the viewer will gradually be drawn in to the speed at which computational objects actually function.

Every hour on the hour, as well as at 15 minute intervals, a different Echo Mesh node will play one of the twelve scores. The piece is intended to evoke the periodicity of clock tower bells, juxtaposing “old” modes of industrial time with the “new” modes of computational media.

Rory Solomon is an artist and software developer. He is Tech Lead for the Urban Research Tool: a mapping platform for geo-spatial research at the New School. He has collaborated on projects featured in the Whitney Biennial and the National Art Museum of China. He currently teaches programming at Parsons.

One Liner

By Maria Westerståhl

onelinerthumbThe One Liner is a single line of text applied to the interior surfaces of the mill like Ariadne’s thread through a labyrinth. The text is an amalgamated narrative of a temporary artistic community, based on a dialogue with individuals about the nature and process of their work. The piece invites the reader / visitor to follow a thread through the imagined internal consciousness of a temporary collective identity as well as the spaces it inhabits, imposing a format of unity to engage with the paradoxical dynamics of authorship, creativity and identity.


Text printed on adhesive vinyl strips cut into 5m lengths and numbered for sequential installation on clean wall / ceiling surfaces. Will propose a plan layout but this can be easily adapted on site.

Maria is an architect working with school and community projects in the UK, with an extracurricular interest in exploring spaces through text.


By Ludvig Åman & Magnus Åman


Magnus and Ludvig (father and son) plays the roles of engineer and musician to give the silos voices of depths, creating a subtle dialog, with the help of microelectronics and sound programming.

(The piece will be recorded to MP3 as soon as it is ready, and submitted)



Each silo is fitted with a free floating 80 litre loudspeaker with 12″ bass elements, hanging from a wire, driven by two audio channels coming from an amplified signal source – a microcontroller that generates sinusoidal bass tones in temporal patterns conceived to impersonate giants swimming in the deep.

Magnus, electronics engineer with past in exhibition of neon tube artwork. Principle interest is in music that is shared with his son Ludvig.


By Kine Lillestrøm & Trond Hugo Haugen


Kine and Trond Hugo have collected clocks from around Lövestad. Posters have been put up in nearby shops and cafes, asking people to contribute with their time: old ones, new ones, good ones, and funny ones. Time is a constant subject: it never goes out of time.

Clocks as sound.
Sound as instrument.
Instrument as structure.
Structure as time.

The artists will make an installation / piece of the clocks at site.

Kine Lillestrøm: Born in 1977, grew up in Alvdal, Norway. She lives and works in Oslo with site-specific projects and spatial structures.

Trond Hugo Haugen: Born in 1975, grew up in Stavanger. He lives and works in Oslo with drawings, books and social/historical/political projects. &

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CORRESPONDENCE Machinations – Thingumajig

By Jan Bäcklund & Katja Serber


This group of drawings is produced in a kind of visual dialogue between some of Katja Serber’s thingumajig-drawings and Jan Bäcklund’s bureaugraphic form. In the Thingumajig series, which is an open-ended series of drawings begun several years ago, Katja Serber places drawings, which, when finished, seem to depict utensils that she don’t know, don’t remember, or doesn’t wish to call anything. She looks upon them as scientific or religious utensils from the past, future, or from another reality. The machinations, on the other hand, are produced as the conceptual products of a ficticious J.W. Müller’s Maschinenfabrik, they depict an archive of fragmentary machine parts with biomorphic functions and is issued by Jan Bäcklund’s archive.

1. Katja Serber: At the exhibition people will be invited to define what the Thingumaji’s instruments are for, by interview, discussions, performances or writing.
2. Jan Bäcklund: On a table is placed a chair, a bunch of blank cards, a cardboard box, a pen, and the appropriate stamps. The audience is thus invited to produce their own drawings, which, if properly filled in, will be included in the archive.

Katja Serber, born 1968, sculptor, painter and installation artist.
Jan Bäcklund, born 1966, bureaugrapher.
Serber and Bäcklund lives together in Copenhagen.

Katja: and
Jan Bäcklund :


By Frank Gurdak


The architect as bricolor on site and his continuous project altered daily is described to mis-in-form and reads something like this: The piece(s) is the instrument to stimulate a recipient(s) (the viewer/listener) to affect the artists (the maker of the piece) next move. It is a matter of tuning the instrument rather than playing it. The Piece(s) is a diagram, sculpture, representation that is developed through the artists current state of mind.


the instrument only need to follow these rules:

1)It is constructed by the artist on site as a performance.
2)It is made with consideration of location, time, space and availability.

From: New Jersey
Studied: Architecture at New Jersey Institute of technology
Graduate of Architectural Design at The Bartlett, University College London.
Work: Architectural draftsman, Construction
Hobby: Sailing


By Carl Skelton


An architectural-scale music sequencer that runs on three simultaneous text feeds in real time. Playhead does not care AT ALL about “content”, only patterns and coincidences of timing. Viewers may interrupt the automatic feeds with their own text inputs, but may take quite a while to get control of the sound effects they precipitate.



One or more walls are filled by a projector, the text feeds sweeping past a cursor at variable speed; synths associated with each row are triggered as they pass the “playhead” in the center. The font is designed to provide for random combinations of one and three spaces, and glyphs three, five, and seven beats long, thus developing a stochastic composition in 4/4 time ad infinitum. The three default text streams are laments on industrial buildings becoming picturesque.

Founder Brooklyn Experimental Media Center and Integrated Digital Media Programs at NYU-Polytechnic; Co-founder Gotham Innovation greenhouse; lead, Betaville; 2012 jane Jacobs Medal for Technology and Innovation; multimedia in the public realm.


By Arne Groh


4 devices with a knock sensor and a knocking actuator that knocks on the surface where the device is located. The devices communicate to each other wirelessly.
They can be put on or under a table, staircase, ground (preferred wood) in separated rooms in the mill.

When someone knocks a short rhythm on the surface near one device, it will record this sequence and transmit it to the others. If somebody in the other room hear the sequence and repeats this sequence knocking, a 1 to 1 connection will be established and the two communication members will be able to communicate knocking without seeing who is the partner.

Living and working in Kassel, Germany
Making energy-art: with high voltage, incredible loud sound, flamethrowers or smoke

The Spirit of the Beehive 2

By Luke Lowings

130610_LL_art_600An instrument to precisely register the sensation of the passage of time through the use of daylight and space. A revision of an installation inaugurated three years ago at Kulturmollan.





Translucent plastic, heat reflective film, reflective tape, wire, assembled round the third floor window on the west side of the mill.

Luke Lowings has worked between architecture and art for twenty years using daylight to create elements in buildings to enhance awareness of light and time. Luke studied at the Royal College of Art in London and spent 1989-2001 in New York. Luke has run the studio Carpenter/Lowings A & D in London since 2001.

Inside the Mill

By Angela Fraleigh & Johanna Kindvall & Marek Walczak & Wes Heiss

ourpieceInside the Mill takes moments in a Swedish Fairy Tale and locates the text inside the walls of the Mill. These frozen set pieces address universal values like greed, avarice and war and relates them to both historical artworks that depict patronage, usury and heroic battles, as well as contemporary icons such as the ATM machine, the 3D printer & drones.



A selection of optical, analog and digital apparatus are poked through the walls of the mill, revealing different tangents of a universal story, depicted as cutouts, figurines, real-time video and slides.

Angela Fraleigh is a painter who is interested in how narrative is created, sustained and often idealized.
Johanna Kindvall is an illustrator who likes to tell stories.
Wes Heiss is a visual artist and designer whose work explores humanities relationship with technology.
Marek Walczak is a new media artist creating public and private spectacles merging his interests in architecture and perception.
Recently Marek & Wes completed a public art work  in 14th Street, Denver consisting of a series of optical instruments merging past and present views.

Mill drum-kit

By Lars Eklöw

drumkitI will collect different pieces in different material from the mill, and build a drum-kit. Maybe even the visitors can play on it. I will also play together with my band.




Live music-performance where I play the “Mill drum-kit” together with Random Dice.

I´m an artist and musician drumplayer, and the owner of Kulturmöllan.