Performance lecture Corona Influentia and the Darker Matter by Timo Menke and Vilda Kvist

VIS expositions brought to life at the art facility Tou


The Artistic Research Autumn Forum (24-26 October) ended its second day with a major VIS event in the Machine Hall of the art facility Tou in Stavanger. The evening featured performances by Paola Torres Núñez del Prado (author in VIS #7), Timo Menke (author in VIS #6) and Vilda Kvist.

Geir Strøm (member of the VIS Steering Committee) introduced the evening together with Anna Lindal (member of the VIS Editorial Committee). Anna is editor of the two issues that were in focus during the evening: VIS #6 with the theme Contagion, and VIS #7 with the theme Metamorphoses – Tales of the ever-changing.

Geir Strøm, member of the VIS Steering Committee.
Anna Lindal, member of the VIS Editorial Committee.

The audience gathered around Paola Torres Núñez del Prado, who, in her sound performance, experiments with textile interfaces and sound. She has been developing what she calls Sonified Textile Controllers (Textile Sensor-Based Tangible Interfaces) for the past ten years. The three fibre-based controllers all reference the cultures of her country of origin, Peru. Take a look at her exposition here: The Sonified Textiles within the Text(il)ura Performance (published March 14, 2022 in VIS #6).


Paola Torres Núñez del Prado

Timo Menke and Vilda Kvist closed the evening with a performance lecture of their exposition Corona Influentia and the Darker Matter. In the darkened machine hall, a magical shadow play unfolded, taking the audience into the cave of Plato, Batman and the bats. See the exposition here: Corona Influentia and the Darker Matter (published 19 October 2021 in VIS #6).


Vilda Kvist and Timo Menke

Many thanks to the Artistic Research Autumn Forum, Geir Strøm, Anna Lindal, Paola Torres Núñez del Prado, Timo Menke, Vilda Kvist, Ingrid Milde and Heidi Paatere Möller.


Photo: Heidi Paatere Möller, Anna Lindal