Photo by Michael Miller

- Jean Claude Saintilus, Jean-Louis Huhta and Per Huttner perform at Lenin in Murmansk (June 7), Skolt Sami Museum in Neiden (June 8), Terminal B in Kirkenes (June 9), Fristaden in Stockholm (June 13) and at Putte’s Bar & Pizza in Helsinki (June 14).

Vision Forum is proud to invite you to a touring performance in the Nordic countries by visual artists and musicians from Haiti and Sweden. The performance offers a unique blend between conceptual art, contemporary music, Voodoo practices and brings them into dialogue with the cultures of the arctic. The performers use video projections, texts and create music using modular synthesizers, percussion and voice. They merge experimental music, traditional music and electronic dance music into a performative unity.

In the “The Boundaries of Death Challenged” they will focus on how views on human mortality informs and shapes our every day existence. The project brings together two distinct and opposing cosmologies: on the one hand, the secular, scientific Western tradition that sees death as the end and the Haitian outlook where the boundaries between the living and the dead remain porous. The dead "stay" among the living and voodoo artists like Jean-Claude Saintilus. He sees and interacts with them on a daily basis. In the performance the artists use field recordings from the arctic region and bring them into dialogue with their own artistic and spiritual practices.


Jean Claude Saintilus (b.1960) is Haitian artist and musician. He started working with the collective Atis-Rezistans in 2002. Most of his work is figurative and Voodoo-laden. He has created an incredible structure dedicated to Gede in his yard which is half altar and part art installation. He represents a strong blurring of boundaries between religion and art, citing the spirits as his biggest influence and inspiration. “My whole family is mystical. I asked the spirits that I could do work with my mind and be creative. They told me to do work that is mystic and so I can better understand the mystic. The mystic is an absolute truth. It exist, so therefore I love it.” Exhibitions include Haitian Pavilion at the 54th Venice Biennale, the Ghetto Biennale and In Extremis: Death and Life in 21st Century Haitian Art, Fowler Museum.

Jean-Louis Huhta (b. 1965) is a Swedish musician, drummer, producer and DJ. He has a history in various Swedish bands going back through the mid 80s, ranging from punk and art-music to grindcore and funk. He started his musical career in the early eighties as a member of Freddie Wadling's post-punk band Cortex. He later joined the Swedish hardcore band Anti Cimex, in which he played percussion between 1984 and 1987. Since then he has participated in various bands and more or less experimental art projects. Together with Texas Instruments he created rhythm-based, industrial noise and as a member of the art collective Lucky People Center he found his way to the contemporary dance music. He has also tried his hand at funk, hip hop with The Stonefunkers.

Per Hüttner (b.1967) is a Swedish artist who lives and works in Stockholm and Paris. He was trained at Konsthögskolan, Stockholm and at Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. He has shown extensively in Europe, Australia, Asia, North and South America. Solo exhibitions and major presentations include Zendai Contemporary in Shanghai, Göteborgs konstmuseum, the Nobel Museum, Chisenhale Gallery and Wellcome Collection in London. Participation in group shows include Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM); Palais de Tokyo in Paris, the Hayward Gallery in London, Moderna Museet in Stockholm, MACBA in Barcelona. He has performed at Tate Britain, Tate Modern, Pinacoteca and the Venice Biennial. A dozen monographs on the artist’s work have been published in the last decade. Hüttner is the founder and director of the Vision Forum, a project-based international experimental research network.

The project is a collaboration with Vision Forum and is supported by Stockholm stad and the Nordic Culture Fund.


- Hemispherics by 1+1=3 will be performed at IKLECTIK Saturday, April 28th, starting at 7:30pm (doors open at 7pm), followed by a talk and open discussion. You are warmly invited to share in the experience and following conversation.

1+1=3 is an interdisciplinary international collective working on the interface between performative art, music and neuroscience. Their research addresses the history of brainwave music, finding new ways of introducing contemporary neuroscience techniques and artistic concepts in a mixing of thoughts and ideas that originated in the late 60s with Alvin Lucier’s Music for Solo Performer. As part of their research, the group has developed the EEGsynth with which they can use live brain measurements to interface with analogue modular synthesizers, creating increasingly complex feedback loops between performer, audience and the sonic space.

In late April, 1+1=3 will be hosted by Iklectic for a short residency during which they will begin the development of a new performance using two performers interconnected via modular synthesizers, creating consonance and dissonance, change and order, in a push-and-pull of conscious and unconscious brain processes.

1+1=3 is supported by Kulturbryggan and Helge Ax:son Johnsons fond.


Curatorial Mutiny Dances More

Curatorial Mutiny has for many years been developing many collaborations between visual art and choreography. We are proud to announce that The Swedish Arts Council supports a project by Choreographer Carima Neusser with the working title "Baroque Architecture and the Swedish Fable."

The project is lead by Carima Neusser and includes participants from four European countries: Amanda Billberg, Adriano Wilfert Jensen, Siri Jennefelt, Emilia Rota and Isabella Pasqualini.


Curatorial Mutiny is proud to announce a public event that connects three of the projects that we are involved in. The project will be shown publicly at La Villette in Paris. Based on the “Spiritual Lapdance” that More Eyes presented in Los Angeles they will join forces with the EEGsynth team and Daniela de Paulis Cogito project at La folie numerique.

The program.
13:00 EEG mechanical piano installation, synth jams with Kevin Bartoli
19:00 Ignacio Rebollo (ENS): Lecture – Synchronous waves in the mind, brain and stomach
20:00 Samon Takahashi: Lecture – Pioneers of brainwave music
21:00 Carima Neusser, Per Huttner, Stephen Whitmarsh: Spiritual Lapdance, EEG-music & dance performance

Entry is free and all events are open to the public.


- More Eyes: A speculative event with neuroscience, visual art, music and dance.

OC Oswaldo de Andrade, March 10, 16.30-18.30 – presentations are in Portuguese and entry is free of charge.

Welcome to More Eyes!

OC Oswaldo de Andrade invites you an open and experimental laboratory where neuroscience, art, dance and music together look for new forms of understanding the world. As an audience member you will enjoy a mix of short presentations, performances, videos and collective exercises that all reflect on how we as humans perceive the world through the body and through vision. Both science and the arts share similar and different understandings on how our inner and outer worlds are shaped and interact: How can the thinking around these questions, the feeling of our bodies inform how we take in the world? Can we activate our senses in new an unexpected ways by learning about ourselves and about life together?

By allowing these ideas to co-exist the participants and audience will learn and develop together. Each presentation offers research questions, possible answers and solutions rather than facts. You, as an audience member therefore play an important part in the ongoing research, exchanges and your contribution can inform the form and content of the event.

Alvaro Machado Dias will talk about how meditation has changed how neuroscience understands the world and invites the audience to make a meditative practice with a drummer. Lia Chaia will present videos of her work and make a group exercise. Per Huttner, Carima Neusser and Siri Jennefelt will present a video performance. The event will end by a collective discussion where everyone can share their views.

More Eyes forms a part of Swedish Visual artist Per Huttner and choreographer Carima Neusser’s research into the above questions. It has been presented in similar formats in Mexico City and Los Angeles. The event in Sao Paulo has been developed with researcher Vinicius Spricigo.

The project is funded by Helge Ax:son Johnsons stiftelse, The City of Stockholm, the Swedish Arts Council and is supported by Sao Paulo Escola de Teatro.

- Alvaro Machado Dias, Neuroscientist, Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP)
- Lia Chaia, artist, Sao Paulo
- Per Huttner, artist, Paris
- Carima Neusser, choreographer, Stockholm
- Siri Jennefelt, composer, Stockholm


1+1=3 at the Brain Week

1+1=3 will present a performance at Semaine de cerveau (the Brain Week) at ENS in Paris March 14. In the sound performance the group will  use the EEGynth that uses naturally occurring electrical signals in the Brain to control music. The performance is followed by two talks: The first where Stephen Whitmarsh talks about the history of EEG and how it has been sonified. The second where Samon Takahashi talks about the history of music and brain waves.


Our BCMI-network in France

EEGsynth - Brainwave Music
Retour vers le Second Square
- Saturday, February 17,  5pm, presentation + concert.
- Sunday, February 18, workshop.

The project forms a part of our endeavour to create a network of people and institutions working with Brain Computer Music Interface (BCMI). With support from the City of Stockholm, Kulturbryggan and the Swedish Arts Council