The Embassy Reconstructed

Panel discussion: Saturday, February 2nd 2 pm to 3.30 pm

"Represensations: sensing sounding representing"

Addressing sound in terms of represensation, the representation of sensing, forms the outset for a conversation on The Embassy Reconstructed exploring some of the implications involved. In what way do sonic sensations contribute to the perception of the Embassy as a site of exchange, a node for complex processes of negotiation?

What is the capacity of sound to shape, interpret, translate, express or problematize notions of national identity, transnational politics and material manifestation underpinning the Embassy as an institution? What kind of ‘culture’ is produced by sound, and how does it insert itself into the cultural layers maintained through architecture and diplomacy?

Participators include Marika Lagercrantz, counsellor for cultural affairs at Sweden's embassy in Berlin and contributing artists Juliana Hodkinson, Liv Strand and Åsa Stjerna. The conversation will be moderated by Catharina Gabrielsson, architect, cultural critic and researcher.


A guided exhibition tour will be held 30 minutes before the panel starts. Meeting spot at the entrance of Felleshus.




Exhibition: 28th of January until 3rd of February

in and around Felleshus, Nordic Embassies


Monday to Friday: 10 am to 6 pm

Weekend: 11 am to 4 pm




Opening: 27th of January 5 pm to 8 pm, Felleshus

[Entrance Free. RSVP to] BRING PASSPORT!


# Danish Embassy, the Foyer

Juliana Hodkinson | Prompt, immediate, now / very restrained and cautious

performed by members of Kammerensemble Neue Musik, Berlin (KNM)

Sound engineering Andre Bartezki


# Felleshus, Exhibition hall

Introduction to and presentation of the situated works inside and outside Felleshus

Works by: Brandon LaBelle | Skizo-Embassy (Conference Space),

Juliana Hodkinson | Defending territory in a networked world (Outside Canteen), Liv Strand | Spoken versions (Foyer),

Susanne Skog | Communicating Vessels (Lounge) and Åsa Stjerna | Degrees of Noise (Outside Felleshus)


# Felleshus, different spots in the exhibition space

KNM, Berlin | (Nordic) Memory Space by Alvin Lucier


# Felleshus, Auditorium

Jacob Kirkegaard | BANDERA # 2


# Mingling