Conjuring Creativity . Art and the Esoteric lör 28/4 kl. 10

Conjuring Creativity . Art and the Esoteric lör 28/4 kl. 10

We are extremely proud to present…


Art & the Esoteric in theory and practice

Academic symposium and artistic event

A two-day conference comprising lectures, workshops, sound/music performance, film and other artworks.

The main aims of the conference are to both highlight and introduce a contemporary discourse around the disciplines of esoteric/magic related art throughout history and to bring into the frame contemporary artistic practice which either encompasses the esoteric or uses art as a vehicle within magical practice.

Confirmed talks by scholars so far:

Dr. Victoria Ferentinou (University of Ioannina, Greece) on women surrealists and magic

Dr. Tessel Bauduin (University of Amsterdam) on Hilma af Klint as mediumistic artist – and woman

Dr. Christian Giudice (London, UK/University of Gothenburg) on Kenneth Anger and film as magical ritual

Dr. Henrik Johnsson (University of Tromsø, Norway) on August Strindberg's occult art practice

Dr. Manon Hedenborg-White (Södertörn University, Stockholm) on Marjorie Cameron’s occult art

Dr. Per Faxneld (Södertörn University, Stockholm) on Scandinavian fin-de-siècle art and occultism

Dr. Simon Sorgenfrei (Södertörn University, Stockholm) on Sufism and Western esotericism in the life and work of Ivan Aguéli.

Dr. Kasper Opstrup (University of Copenhagen) on the occult imaginary in times of crisis.

Dr. Per Johansson - The Cloud of Unknowing, conversation with artist Madeleine Hatz on the medieval esoteric text.

Confirmed artists and performers

Carl Abrahamsson

Madeleine Aleman 'Giving Voice to the Hall'

Christine Ödlund

Den Arkaiska Rösten

Ectoplasm Girls (Tanya & Nadine Byrne)

Kristian Olsson

Leif Elggren

Marja Leena Sillanpää

MadEleine Hatz: The cloud of Unknowing with Per Johansson

Dr. Vanessa Sinclair


Antti Litmanen - HYPOGEUM

… more information about the lineup and schedule coming shortly.

About the venue: Fylkingen, a venue and forum for avantgarde art, electro-acoustic and experimental music since 1933 (making it the world's oldest forum of its kind), is located in an old 19th-century brewery in the hip Stockholm neighbourhood Södermalm. Earlier Fylkingen events have included performances by greats like John Cage, Karlheinz Stockhausen, Brian Eno, Genesis P-Orridge, and many more.


Watch this space!

Event info

lör 28/4 2018 kl. 10 — sön 29/4 2018 kl. 23