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Welcome to a three-day finissage with lectures, performance, film screening and concert in connection with the last weekend of the ongoing exhibition STENA DANICA by Danica Dakić.

Friday 14 April, 5–7.30 p.m.

After work and film screening of Index by Nicolas Kolovos, 5–6 p.m.

AW and screening of the short film Index (11 min.) by Nicolas Kolovos. Join us at 5 p.m. for AW, with the film screening starting at 5.30 p.m.

Dana is on the run with his family. The boat that will smuggle them to Europe is ready for departure but his son, Alan, refuses to leave the truck. Dana discovers that Alan is stuck with his index finger in the truck body. Panic rises in Dana and in his desperation, he is faced with a terrible choice.

Nicolas Kolovos is a film director, scriptwriter and playwright. He has written and directed several short films that have been screened at a variety of international film festivals and won several awards.

Location: Restaurant Röda Sten
Language: English

Performance The Bosnian Sigh 1, 6–7:30 p.m.

The Bosnian Sigh 1 is a performance by and with Ivana Đida and Merima Dizdarević. The program is realized in collaboration with Textival, with a starting point in the exhibition STENA DANICA by Danica Dakić.

To sigh is to breathe out loudly, but often slowly and in expression of sadness, fatigue and pleasure, amongst other things. The sigh is also a wave, a tension relief, a break and a connection. The Bosnian Sigh is a term coined by a non-Bosnian friend that observed the phenomenon to be more frequent among people from Bosnia Herzegovina in his vicinity.

For the close of STENA DANICA by Danica Dakić, Röda Sten Konsthall commissioned a new, cross-disciplinary performance by Merima Dizdarević and Ivana Đida. Movements are intertwined with live electronics, organ, voice, electric guitars, and text to create new combinations.

As a continuation of her AiR Litterature residency hosted by Textival, Merima Dizdarević will perform with composer and multidisciplinary artist Ivana Đida as a part of the finissage of Danica Dakić´s solo exhibition at Röda Sten Konsthall. The residency supplies conditions for authors and translators from around the world to explore their expression at a space in Västra Götalandsregionen.

Ivana Đida is currently studying Art Music Composition at the The Royal College of Music (KMH) in Stockholm. Merima Dizdarević is a multidisciplinary artist with an MFA in Literary Composition from HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design in Gothenburg. The duo has collaborated in a variety of ways since 2007.

Presenter for Textival: Anna Karlsson, producer and organisational developer
Presenter for Röda Sten Konsthall: Amila Puzić, curator

Location: Cathedral (floor 2)

Nicolas Kolovos
The Bosnian Sigh1 © Anna Drvnik ©Nicolas Kolovos

Saturday 15 April, 3.45–8 p.m.

Lecture and discussion: The Morning Star Danica in Johan Ludvig Runeberg’s Translations, followed by a discussion with Dr. Sonja Bjelobaba, 3.45–5 p.m.

Lecture The Morning Star Danica in Johan Ludvig Runeberg’s Translations, focuses on an unpublished volume in translation into German, where the symbol Danica – the morning star of Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian and Central South Slavic folk songs – found its way into Runeberg´s writings. These folk songs had a great significance for Runeberg. The encounter with them led to extensive translation work as well as to changes in his poetics, especially prominent in “in the manner of Serbian folk songs”.

The lecture discusses the significance of multiple folk songs in Runeberg’s poetics; from his translations, through artistic practice and criticism, to his status as a national poet. Bjelobaba will focus on the close intertextual relations between Runeberg’s translations, his literary output and on the problematics of the relationships that led to his accusations of plagiarism in contemporary literary criticism.

Sonja Bjelobaba is a senior lecturer in Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian languages at the Department of Modern Languages, and researcher in research ethics at the Center for Research and Bioethics, both at Uppsala University. In 2014, she received her PhD degree at the University of Gothenburg with the thesis: “Translation in the Service of the Nation. Johan Ludvig Runeberg and the Central South Slavic Folk Songs”.

Location: Annex (floor 2)
Language: Swedish

The program is realized in collaboration with Folkuniversitetet and Föreläsarföreningen.

Dr. Iris Müller-Westermann Sonja Bjelobaba© Åsa Lundén / Moderna Museet
© Maria Nilsson
Graduation concert Extension by Emil Nilsson, 7–8 p.m.

Ensemble Hybrid presents a new piece Extension by composer and performer Emil Nilsson, as part of his graduation concert from The Academy of Music and Drama at the University of Gothenburg. The concert features Christian Wolff’s piece Edges from 1968.

Musicians: Liv Fridén, flute, Emil Nilsson, clarinet, Love Carbin, percussion, Boel Mogensen, double bass.
The concert is about 40 minutes long.

Location: Cathedral (floor 2)
Admission fee: visitors discretion 

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Emil Nilsson with musicians© Röda Sten Konsthall

Sunday 16 April, guided tour with Amila Puzić at 2–3:30 PM 

Last chance to join a guided tour of the exhibition STENA DANICA together with curator Amila Puzić, curator at Röda Sten Konsthall.

Language: English
Location: Entrance floor

Curator Amila Puzić© Hendrik Zeitler

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