The Embassy Reconstructed – Nordic Embassies Berlin/Transmediale 2013

Participants: Brandon LaBelle, Jacob Kirkegaard, Juliana Hodkinson, Liv Strand, Susanne Skog, Åsa Stjerna (initiator) and KNM (Kammerensemble Neue Musik, Berlin) More info

Communicating VesselsCommunicating Vessels Nordic Embassies Berlin jan-feb 2013

Susanne Skog presents two semi-transparent glass vessel that transmit sound to each other. The piece relates to territorial aspects of The Embassy (conceptual stability/physical fragility), the degree of transparency and selective/encrypted communication. The Swedish Legation in Berlin was founded in 1912 at the same place where the Nordic Embassies are located today. On November 22nd 1943 the Swedish Embassy was destroyed during the bombing of the Tiergarten. The sounds being transmitted between the cylinders are made up of recordings from Stockholm and Berlin on November 22nd 2012.

(the Lounge, Felleshus)