ART X SCIENCE

NOVEMBER 19-21, 2018

PLAY EVERYTHING

Within the natural sciences, you often expect there to be one, single correct answer. But many of the challenges in our society today, require a combination of competences and perspectives.
When playing around with facts and logics, you never know what to expect. You could discover the unexpected, that could bring us to the next level. Or just have fun.
If it is a computer game or some sport, you play, or music, or a movie, or a theater play, or… Regardless of what you play, you explore what we know, and what we do not know.
Welcome to discover new perspectives together with us, and to play everything.



PROGRAM

Keynote

Jan Korbes

seminar

Runan

Monday 09:00-10:00

Dance your PhD

Cecillia Berlin

seminar

Ledningsrummet

Monday 10:00-10:30

Cecilia Berlin thinks everyone should Dance their own (or someone else’s) disputation, because it was as fun as it was challenging. She will give a 30 minute description of her creative process and how it in large is similar to education. The talk is followed by a workshop where participants are not required to be able to dance - but together we will explore different principles of non-verbal communication, such as how we interpret direction, movement, sharpness, flowing movement and much more. It wont be a dance class exactly, but definitely a good opportunity to explore how a richer body language can explicate communication.

Ickeverbal kommunikation

Cecillia Berlin

workshop

Ledningsrummet

Monday 10:30-12:00

Luc Willekens seminar

Luc Willekens

seminar

Ledningsrummet

Monday 15:30-16:00

Poetry and abstracts

Luc Willekens

workshop

Ledningsrummet

Monday 16:00-17:00

Flamenco meets the North meets the Orient

Trio el Gancho

concert

Foyer

Monday 12:00-13:00

Trio el Gancho is an ensamble using liberty as working method. They started playing together over five years ago when they met at the Royal School of Music in Stockholm.  Each one of them are well experienced in their respective genre. Their musical traditions are entwined with passionate flamenco rhythms, chalet smelling polska and sweet kurdish songs performed on Spanish guitar, Oriental cello and Swedish folk flutes.

From Cave Art to Smartphones

Fredrik Höök, Mats Rosengren, Ida Rödén, Kerstin Hamilton, Mattias Marklund, Oliver Chanarin

seminar

Runan

Monday 13:00-17:00

Glass artist

Ammy Olofson

seminar

ACE

Monday 10:30-11:00

Interactive paintings - combining visual art, interaction design and electronics

Peter Ljungstrand

seminar

ACE

Monday 11:00-11:30

Humans has used visual art as a means of expression since at least the stone age. Painters need skills in both craft and art to be successful and the creation process is typically dynamic. But when the painting is finished, the art piece becomes a static object. With advances in material science, electronics, software and interaction design, we can create paintings that become dynamic and react to user input and change their expression, yet are still fully painted by hand.

Interactive painting

Peter Ljungstrand

workshop

ACE

Monday 11:30-13:00

In this workshop, we will explore various types of paint that have electrically conductive and color-changing, and how this can be combined with sensor technologies, software and sound synthesis to create dynamic and interactive paintings that are still fully painted by hand with brush and paint.

Creative Writing

Katryn Strong Hansen, Anna Maria Gabrielli

workshop

Ledningsrummet

Monday 17:00-18:30

Sjätte Sinnet

Stefan Bengtsson, Daniel Berg, Tobias Granmo, Peter Christensson, Michael Eriksson

seminar

ACE

Monday 17:00-18:30

Future challenges within research as well as in other parts of the society, requires a combination of competences and perspectives, if we are going to create a sustainable future. Albert Einstein said: The intuitive mind is a sacred gift and the rational mind a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift. If we consider the way we understand our world, as made up of things we can see and interpret rationally, there is also many experiences we cannot organize, intellectualize and quantify, simply because it is too complex. Art is a way to understand our world, as well as science is, with its own characteristic language and approach. What can Chalmers do to nurture and develop, the sixth sense, for a sustainable future?

Inauguration AHArt Gallery

performance

ACE

Monday 18:30-19:00

Mordets Scenografi

Njurmännen & UKON

performance

ACE

Monday 19:00-20:00

At the AHA! Festival UKON & Njurmännen will perform the new piece ”Mordets scenografi”. By listening to large amounts of recordings from court trials UKON has directed his attention towards the small and seemingly pointless details surrounding the crimes, what was eaten, what cars were driven, what music was listened too, the smalltalk before and after. ”Mordets scenografi” is an unpleasant poem containing clothing brands, candy, interior decor and weather - but no violence.

Javid Afsari Rad Ensemble

performance

Foyer

Monday 20:00-21:30

How to access and build your 6th sense

Vi Nguyen

seminar

Ledningsrummet

Tuesday 10:00-11:00

Christian Reiner

seminar

Foyer

Tuesday 09:00-10:00

Kvantdatorer och Kvantbiologi

Göran Johansson, Martin Cedervall, Fredrik Höök

seminar

Foyer

Tuesday 11:00-12:00

Student Workshop

Anna K

seminar

ACE

Tuesday 09:00-12:00

Helena Granström, Fredrik Höök, Martin Cedervall

open discussions

Foyer

Tuesday 12:00-13:00

Swedish speaking event

Kyma Technology

Ståle Storlökken, Helge Sten

seminar

Ledningsrummet

Tuesday 13:00-15:00

The Playing Physisist

Anders Nordlund

seminar

Physics Dept

Tuesday 17:00-17:30

A walk of history, art and physics

Peter Apell

Physics Dept

Tuesday 16:30-18:00

Genuine creativity, the most important resource for humanity

PO Nilsson

seminar

Physics Dept

Tuesday 15:30-16:30

Exhibition of Physical toys and optical illusions

Physics Dept

Tuesday 13:00-18:30

Strings

Ståle Storlökken, Catalina Vicens, Marco Ambrosini, Javid Adsari Rad

concert

Foyer

Tuesday 18:30-19:30

Costellazione Manga - A space journey through Astronomy, Japanese comics and animation

Daria Olio, Yvette Gustavsson

seminar

Ledningsrummet

Wednesday 09:00-10:30

Can we learn astronomy using Japanese comics and animation? Yes, of course! Costellazione Manga (Manga Constellation) is a space travel where the heroes of our favourite mangaand animewill guide us through the starry sky and the physics of the astronomical objects it contains. At forty years since the first broadcastings of Starzinger and Galaxy Express 999 we will look at the sky and we will ask ourselves: is it possible to travel between stars and galaxies and meet new friends from other worlds? How do planets form? How are stars born and what is their fate? The special guests of this Costellazione Manga event will be the heroes of famous manga and anime such as Starzinger, Sailor Moon, Saint Seiya and Dragon Ball.Costellazione Manga is an astronomy outreach project that was developed with the aim of engaging people through references to widespread knowledge that are normally not associated with science. The links between art and science have been proved to be a powerful tool to get people interested in astronomy.

A Musical Journey

Arve Henriksen, Helge Sten

seminar

Foyer

Wednesday 10:30-12:00

Christian Reiner & Arve Henriksen

performance

Foyer

Wednesday 12:00-13:00

Vilken är den mest slumpmässiga sporten?

Torbjörn Lundh

seminar

Runan

Wednesday 13:00-13:30

Swedish speaking event
Matematik kan användas för att ge svar på så många olika typer av frågor. Här ska vi diskutera en fråga som uppstod sent en fredagskväll i baren på en Finlandsfärja och som genererade flera nya frågor - vilket är precis som det brukar vara - bland annat ett optimeringsproblem som var för svårt för mig - vilket är också precis som det brukar vara.

Soccermatics: how maths can win football matches

David Sumpter

seminar

Runan

Wednesday 13:30-14:00

Football is not only the most beautiful of sports, but it is also the most mathematical. From shot statistics and league tables to the geometry of passing and managerial strategy, the modern game is filled with numbers, patterns and shapes. Using his skills as an applied mathematician, David Sumpter have dissected the modern game.

Hjärnboll- fotbollsspelares okända intelligens

Torbjörn Vestberg

seminar

Runan

Wednesday 14:00-14:45

Swedish speaking event
I huvudet på världens bästa fotbollsspelare. Betydelsen av de exekutiva funktionerna för framgång. Följ med på en resa in i hjärnan på Xavi, Iniesta och Anders Limpar. Ta del av den senaste hjärnforskningen som visar på skillnaden mellan en allsvensk spelare och en spelare i ett seniorlandslag. Har de exekutiva funktionerna möjlighet att ge vägledning när det gäller att få en människa att nå sin fulla kompetens?

Statistics: coming soon to a sport near you!

Carl Lindberg, Jan Lennartsson

seminar

Runan

Wednesday 14:45-15:30

Swedish speaking event
The application of modern statistical methods and analytics is virtually non-existent in team sports today. However, there has recently awoken an interest in the potential of the field, even though most work remains to be done. This talk describes the work the presenters did jointly with ice hockey legend Nicklas Lidström, and how he used probabilistic reasoning and statistics to improve his game.

Panel

Andreas Alm

seminar

Runan

Wednesday 15:30-16:30

Andreas Alm, 45, har varit elittränare i fotboll i tio år och före det elitspelare och fotbollsexpert på TV4. Under sin tid som tränare har Alm vunnit allt som går att vinna i Sverige och lett sitt lag till gruppspel i Europa. Idag tränare han BK Häcken på Hisingen. Alm är även författare till boken »Se på spelet«, en bok om spelförståelse i fotboll som sålt i 35 000 exemplar i Sverige och internationellt. Boken handlar om kognition, perception och hemligheten bakom de bästa spelarna i världen.

Musical Reflection

Anna Maria Friman, Catalina Vicens, Marco Ambrosini

performance

Runan

Wednesday 14:00-15:00

Symposium students Valand & Chalmers

open discussion

Wednesday 15:30-16:30

Brown & Bri

open discussion

Ledningsrummet

Wednesday 16:30-17:30

Geniet från Breslau

Lena Einhorn

open discussion

Foyer

Wednesday 16:30-17:30

Swedish speaking event
Geniet från Breslau is a fascinating story about the marriage between Fritz Haber and Clara Immerwahr, and the turbulent time in which they lived. He, a chemist and close friend of Albert Einstein was always close to solving the sustenance problems of the earth. She grew up in a warm, affluent and supportive family, that assisted her in all of her extraordinary strives. Everything should have been perfect. If it weren't for that the nation they lived in, the dying imperial Germany, the most successful of nations, was a bomb about to explode. If it weren’t for a young jewish man, who loved his country, and was invited to lead ” the emperors academic guard regiment” , could not choose between great science and blind patriotism. Listen to Lena Einhorn talk more about her latest book.

Geniet från Breslau

Lena Einhorn

open discussion

Foyer

Wednesday 17:45-18:45

Swedish speaking event
Geniet från Breslau is a fascinating story about the marriage between Fritz Haber and Clara Immerwahr, and the turbulent time in which they lived. He, a chemist and close friend of Albert Einstein was always close to solving the sustenance problems of the earth. She grew up in a warm, affluent and supportive family, that assisted her in all of her extraordinary strives. Everything should have been perfect. If it weren't for that the nation they lived in, the dying imperial Germany, the most successful of nations, was a bomb about to explode. If it weren’t for a young jewish man, who loved his country, and was invited to lead ” the emperors academic guard regiment” , could not choose between great science and blind patriotism. Listen to Lena Einhorn talk more about her latest book.

Find Your Flow Through Art

Olga Bachila

workshop

ACE

Wednesday 17:00-19:00

We, as modern human beings, are constantly surrounded by obligations, duties and tasks. While chasing social achievements, we often tend to forget to take good care of our mental health. The good thing is that it is never too late to start balancing two aspects of our lives: social and inner… Painting has been known, appreciated and recommended for centuries as one of the most powerful tool that helps one to feel more in peace with oneself and others. You will be gently guided along that whole process, so just come, learn and enjoy yourself while painting!

Anna Maria Friman Catalina Vicens Marco Ambrosini

concert

Foyer

Wednesday 19:00-20:00

Super Silent

concert

Runan

Wednesday 20:30-22:00

Musical Cubes

Gunnar Oledal

interactive installation

ACE

During the festival

Musical Cubes is an interactive sound installation for public spaces. The installation works like a collaborative step sequencer as it consists of eight interactive translucent cubes (2x4 matrix) hanging from the ceiling at a certain height. Users are able to interact by standing underneath a cube and by their presence in that space initiate a sound and effect the shine of colored light when the sequencer passes the cube. Users can record new sounds into the cubes by tapping on them. Additionally it's possible to copy sounds between two cubes by simply bringing them together. These different functions reflect our underlying intention. As the handling of the Musical Cubes is somewhat restricted if used alone, it becomes clear that our installation is intended for bringing people together in a collaborative interaction. By standing under the cubes, recording sounds and perhaps alter ones distance to the cubes, the users can create a beat or melody together.

Music Dying Star

Catella

During the festival

Banankartonger och kontorsstolar

ACE

During the festival

AHArt Gallery

ACE

During the festival

Define White

Foyer

During the festival

Nanofilm

Kerstin Hamilton

During the festival

Adress Please?

Martin Skimutis and Christian Bjärgö 

Installation

During the festival

Martin Skimutis and Christian Bjärgö explores the man made site and the act of dwelling, through miniature worlds constructed from recycled materials. The enviroments seems desolate or recantly vacated, witch invokes a sense of mystery or drama, but also makes room for the spectator to inhabit them with their own experiances and narratives. The artist wishes for the visitors to actively interpret these sites and interact by sharing their own projections and stories through painting, drawing or writing.

* All events are free of charge / Please click on events for more info / The programme is subject to change


SPEAKERS / PERFORMERS

Ammy Olofsson

Ammy Olofsson is a swedish glass artist and graduated from the master's programme in Ceramics and Glass at Konstfack University College of Arts Crafts and Design in 2016. Now she runs the Glasstudio ”Glasbolaget i Bro” togehter with Erika Kristofersson Bredberg, where she works with her own art and is also a part of the artist group ”BOOM!”. Since graduating she has been a part of exhibitions at the Swedish National Museum, ArkDes and National Liberty Museum in USA to mention a few. Ammy is inspired by the hacker movement, traditional crafts, new technology and old science fiction.

Andreas Alm

Andreas Alm, 45, har varit elittränare i fotboll i tio år och före det elitspelare och fotbollsexpert på TV4. Under sin tid som tränare har Alm vunnit allt som går att vinna i Sverige och lett sitt lag till gruppspel i Europa. Idag tränare han BK Häcken på Hisingen. Alm är även författare till boken »Se på spelet«, en bok om spelförståelse i fotboll som sålt i 35 000 exemplar i Sverige och internationellt. Boken handlar om kognition, perception och hemligheten bakom de bästa spelarna i världen.

Anna Maria Friman

For the last twenty years Anna, from Göteborg, has been working as a freelance musician (voice and hardanger fiddle) in project based chamber music ensembles, soloist engagements ranging from small ensemble formations (such as Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Hille Perl´s Sirius Viols and Bang on a can All-Stars) to Symphony Orchestral works, as well as with her two regular groups Trio Mediaeval and Alternative History. In 2018 she started a new collaboration with Marco Ambrosini and Catalina Vicens. Most of her ensemble engagements over the last ten years have included performers from different musical styles, crossing borders between folk, improvisation, contemporary, medieval and renaissance music. She has performed and given radio broadcasts throughout Europe, USA, Mexico, Canada, Hong Kong, South Korea and Japan, and since 2001 she has recorded for ECM Records. In 2010 Anna completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Music at the University of York, UK where she researched the modern performance of medieval music by women. For five years she taught singing and coached vocal ensembles at the University of York, and further through the years she has very much enjoyed giving vocal masterclasses and ensemble workshops at different academic institutions in Europe and USA, teaching at summer courses as well as coaching individual groups.
www.annamariafriman.com

Anna Maria Gabrielli

Anna Maria Gabrielli

Arve Henriksen

Born in 1968, Arve Henriksen studied at the Trondheim Conservatory from 1987-1991, and has worked as a freelance musician since 1988.
Henriksen has composed and commissioned music for festivals, films and documentary programs. He has a long discography counting over 180 records in total on various record labels. Received together with Supersilent The Alarm Award 2004. He has been the artist in residence at Moers Jazzfestival 2006, OIOI-festival in Bergen 2008 and at Molde Jazz Festival 2009. From 2004-2006 he was a part of the European Jazz Launch project. He has received Norsk Jazzforums Buddy Award 2005. Radka Toneffs Memorial Award 2007, Paul Acket Award at North Sea Jazz Festival 2011 and DNB and Kongsberg Jazzfestival´s Musician Award 2011. He has been nominated to Nordisk Råds musikkpris 2009 and also nominated to European Jazz musician of the year 2009. In 2016 he became Doctor Honoris Causa at The University of Gothenburg. Nominated with Supersilent for Nordisk Råds Musikkpris to be announced in October 2017. The ECM «Rimur» record together with Trio Mediaeval is nominated for Grammy Award 2018 as one of Manfred Eicher´s Best Produced Records. Commissioned music «Height of the reeds» together with Jan Bang, Eivind Aarset and Jez Riley French for The Humber Bridge project Hull City of Culture 2017. «Height of the reeds» is now released on cd and vinyl on Rune Grammofon.

Carl Lindberg, Jan Lennartsson

Carl Lindberg is docent in Matematical Statistics from Chalmers, and has also been adjunct professor in Financial Mathematics at Uppsala University and Chalmers. Jan Lennartsson has a Ph.D in Mathematical Statistics from Chalmers but he started his career as a professional handballplayer. He has played 125 games for the Swedish Handball team and won gold in the Swedish Handball League 2004 and 2005. Both Jan and Carl is today working at the Second Swedish National Pension Fund in Gothenburg.

Catalina Vicens

Catalina Vicens combines a vibrant international soloist and research career. Having specialized in performing on antique keyboard instruments, she has been invited to play on the oldest playable harpsichord in the world, featured in her latest recording “Il Cembalo di Partenope”; the 15th century gothic organ of St. Andreas in Ostönnen (one of the oldest and best preserved organs in the world, as well as several collections in the UK, Europe and USA. She is also recognized for her work with medieval portative and positive organs, clavisimbalum and clavicytherium. Vicens has been invited as guest teacher, harpsichord, fortepiano, medieval and chamber music in places such as the Longy School of Music Cambridge (USA), Universität der Künste Berlin and the Folkwang Universität der Künste Essen (Germany), the Renaissance Academy in Lunenburg (Canada) and teaches regularly at the Early Music Course at Burg Fürsteneck and the International Portative Organ Days in Germany, which she curates since 2011. In 2016 she served as jury member at the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition.

Cecilia Berlin

Cecilia Berlin is the Chalmers researcher who heard about the competition ”Dance your PhD” in the year 2011, right after her own disputation. After 6 years of considering the idea she figured out how to frame her own ergonomics research with movement. The result was a video where Cecilia dances all the parts herself. The video became Chalmers contribution to the competition and most likely the first danced dissertation about ergonomics. On a daily basis Cecilia conducts research and education at Chalmers about workplace ergonomics within production environments.

Daniel Berg

Daniel Berg: Marimba principal, chamber musician, composer and teacher. Berg is lecturer in musical impersonation and teaches percussion, chamber music and ensemble, at academy of Music in Gothenburg, Örebro and Stockholm.

Daria Dall’Olio

Daria Dall’Olio is a PhD student in astronomy at Chalmers University of Technology – Onsala Space Observatory, where she works on magnetic fields in star-forming regions. Daria is active in popularising astronomy and has authored several outreach articles and conducted seminars and planetarium shows.

David Sumpter

David Sumpter is Professor of Applied Mathematics at the University of Uppsala, Sweden. Originally from London, but growing up in Scotland, he completed his doctorate in Mathematics at Manchester, and held a Royal Society Fellowship at Oxford before heading to Sweden. His scientific research, including over 100 articles, covers everything from the inner workings of fish schools and ant colonies, the analysis the passing networks of football teams, segregation in society to machine learning and artificial intelligence. He was awarded the IMA’s Catherine Richards prize for communicating mathematics to a wider audience. His first popular science book was Soccermatics in 2016, followed by Outnumbered in 2018.

Erik Einebrant

Erik Einebrant

Fredrik Höök

Fredrik Höök, head of the Biological Physics division at Chalmers, develops surface-based bioanalytical sensors, with special emphasis on studies of cell-membrane mimics and biological nanoparticls such as virions, lipid vesicles and exosomes for medical diagnostic and drug-discovery applications. His laboratory is presently focused on microfluidic platforms for separation of cell-membrane components to facilitate improved analysis of membrane proteins and virus binding. The group also work on flow-cytometry like approaches for improved characterization of biological nanoparticles. FH has been awarded the Göran Gustafsson prize in Physics by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (KVA) and is member of The Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA).

Gunnar Oledal

Gunnar Oledal works as senior developer and researcher at RISE Interactive Gothenburg, Sweden. "I see myself as a technology oriented designer. I've transitioned my focus the last few years towards physical computing, which I find very exciting. Being part of the development process from concept idea, to a working prototype is so rewarding! With my background in music, I also love to work in the area where technology meets music, building new strange music instruments, or repurposing existing technology for a musical context."

Helge Sten

Helge Sten

Jan Korbes

Jan Korbes

Javid Afasari Rad Ensemble

Javid Afasari Rad Ensemble

Kathryn Strong Hansen

Kathryn Strong Hansen and Annamaria Gabrielli are lecturers at the Division for Language and Communication at Chalmers. Kathryn holds a Ph.D. in literature from the University of Southern California and her current research focuses on the benefits of literature in scientific and technical education.Annamaria teaches technicalwriting and Maritime English and her current research aims at improving cross-curricular teaching and learning methods.

Lena Einhorn

Lena Einhorn started her career as a doctor, with a Ph.D. in virology and tumour biology from Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm. Since 1989 she has been active as a writer, filmer and director. Her latest novel Madeleine F., released in 2016, was reviewed as ”exciting as a psychological thriller”. In the novel Ninas resa, she has told the story of her mother, one of the last to leave the Warzaw ghetto alive. The novel was awarded the August prize. Ninas resa also became a film, which was awarded with two Guldbagge awards for best picture, and best manuscript. Her latest book Geniet från Breslau was released in august of 2018.

Luc Willekens

Luc Willekens studied Medicine at Radboud University, Nijmegen, and worked as a family doctor. As director of a locum organization in Amsterdam (WHAM) for general practitioners contributed to further professionalization of their specialism. Lecturer and coordinator of education on medical skills at the University of Amsterdam. Studied architecture at TU Delft, faculty of architecture. Works as Independent architect at his own office, OOMarchitects, in Amsterdam. Lecturer and tutor at TU Delft, department of Architecture. Organized and designed architectural objects and folies for several multidisciplinary projects on architecture, theatre, dance and autonomous arts for Ontwerpers A’dam, office for architecture. Coordinator of a master project on expressing the narrative of literature and films in architecture. Connecting the writing of poems with the description of the participating research he is doing for his PhD thesis on out-patient healthcare facilities.

Marco Ambrosini

Marco Ambrosini was born in 1964 in Forlì (Italy). After studying violin and composition, he devoted himself to the nyckelharpa, which he discovered in a museum in Trondheim,Norway in the late 1980s. He is considered one of the pioneers of the nyckelharpa outside Scandinavia and one of the first to trace this instrument back from Swedish folk music to early and to contemporary music.He teaches at several conservatoires in Europe.He has recorded more than 160 CDs and over the last 10 years has been released almost exclusively by Sony Classical/Deutsche Harmonia Mundi and ECM.

Mats Rosengren

Mats Rosengren

Michael Eriksson

Michael Eriksson: Project leader for the AHA!festival. Eriksson has a research interest in artistic Interventions and today work as strategic management support at Chalmers.

Njurmännen & UKON

Njurmännen are the industrial synth minimalists from Linköping who after their start in 1983 has gained cult status. In conjunction with the magazine OEI in 2006 wanting to make a sound art edition in the form of a CD, a collaboration was started with the poet and psychoanalyst Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson, alias UKON. This meant an artistic reawakening, and together UKON and Njurmännen has done several performances and recordings alternating experimental sound collages with UKON’s characteristic catalogue poetry. Since a few years the original member Anders Göransson, alias Skuggan, is back in the band and the group has no started alternating UKON’s lyrics with new versions of old creations through which they meet both a new and an old audience.

Njurmännen & UKON

Njurmännen are the industrial synth minimalists from Linköping who after their start in 1983 has gained cult status. In conjunction with the magazine OEI in 2006 wanting to make a sound art edition in the form of a CD, a collaboration was started with the poet and psychoanalyst Ulf Karl Olov Nilsson, alias UKON. This meant an artistic reawakening, and together UKON and Njurmännen has done several performances and recordings alternating experimental sound collages with UKON’s characteristic catalogue poetry. Since a few years the original member Anders Göransson, alias Skuggan, is back in the band and the group has no started alternating UKON’s lyrics with new versions of old creations through which they meet both a new and an old audience.

Peter Apell

Peter Apell

Peter Christensson

Peter Christensson: Project leader for the AHA!festival and sculpturer. Christensson is lecturer in Architecture and Engineering, at the department of archtecture and civil engineering.

Peter Ljungstrand

Peter Ljungstrand is Studio Director and Senior Researcher at Interactive Institute Göteborg.

Pierre Mosser

Pierre Mosser

Martin Skimutis, Christian Bjärgö 

Martin Skimutis and Christian Bjärgö are two artists from the high coast region in the north of Sweden, active in Gothenburg. Outside of this particular medium, Martin works with scenography and games, Christian works as a sculptor and illustrator. They have been friends since their early teens but have worked together with this medium for the last three years. This is the fourth collaboration they have together.

Stale Storlokken 

Stale Storlokken 

Stefan Bengtsson

Stefan Bengtsson: President and CEO of Chalmers since August 2015. Bengtsson is professor of solid-state electronics, with a research interest in micro- and nano-electronics, primarily silicon-based materials and devices.

Super Silent

Super Silent

Tobias Granmo

Tobias Granmo: Violinist, chamber musician and teacher. Granmo teaches violin and chamber music and is responsible for chamber music, at Academy of Muci and Drama at Gothenburg University.

Torbjörn Lundh

Torbjörn Lundh har en utbildning från Uppsala i Teknisk fysik och en forskarutbildning i ren matematik, efter detta gjorde han tre postdocs vid Cambridge, NY och Institut Mittag-Leffler och blev efter hand allt mer involverade i biomatematik. Han har bland annat arbetat tillsammans med kärlkirurger både på Sahlgrenska och i Stanford med nya medicintekniska uppfinningar. Denna termin är han tillbaka på Institut Mittag-Leffler där hela terminen är ägnad åt biomatematik.

Torbjörn Vestberg

Torbjörn Vestber är doktorand på institutionen för klinisk neurovetenskap på Karolinska Institutet. Han har arbetat 6 år i Kina med chefsrekrytering och medarbetarutveckling. Just nu är han aktuell med boken Hjärnboll (Natur & Kultur).

Trio el Gancho

Mukryan Abubakr is one of Sweden’s most talented improvisers within the Oriental music. He’s constantly touring in Canada and the Middle east with different orchestras. During the autumn he was the soloist and backed up by Norrköping’s Symphony Orchestra. With ten years of music university education behind him (five in Iraq and five more in Stockholm) he recently finished his master degree at the Royal College of Music in Sweden.
Jonathan Bondesson belongs to the new generation of nordic flamenco guitar players. He has played together with recognised flamenco dancers and Sweden’s best singers such as Ricardo Rubio, Josefine Chiacchiero, Eva Milich, Marianne Holmboe, Giraldo Åkerberg and Ellen Pontara. He’ve got an exam at the master program at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm and the well known flamenco school in Spain, Foundation Cristina Hereen where he studies over a year and a half.
Kim Persson has been brought to attention for his stunning project The Master and Kim where he combine theater with music with his own compositions and screenplays. He plays many different flutes and are one of few who’ve mastered the recorder in the Swedish folk tradition. Kim’s also engaged in his last trimester at the Royal College of Music in Stockholm at master level. Newly acclaimed as “Young Soloist” of the year at Art of Scenery in Sörmland.

Yvette Gustafsson

Yvette Gustafsson is a comic book artist focused on adventure comics and science based comics. She makes the comic ”Infosfären” for Populär Astronomi, where she writes about space related facts and her comics can also be seen at Universeum in the space exhibition there. She also makes the adventurous comic Zak&Ting, previously published in the comic magazine Nemi.

* Please click on the name for more info


CONTACTS

Chalmers Conference Centre
Chalmersplatsen 1, Göteborg, Sweden
Second floor of the Kårhuset near RunAn
SE-412 58 Göteborg, Sweden
Phone: +46(0)31 772 10 00

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ABOUT THE AHA FESTIVAL

The AHA festival explores encounters between investigates the meeting between art and science during in a three-day event at the Chalmers University of Technology hosted by the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering and the Department of Physics. It is an international festival intending intended to provide a stage for enlightening and surprising experiences, staging surprises, new thoughts and displaced perspectives that lead to alternative modes of thinking about exploring the world through art and science. We invite scientists (physicists, historians, astronomers, engineers), artists (dancers, musicians, painters, poets, acrobats) who reside in these borderlands and wish to share their vision and work.



HISTORY

The relation between science and art has become more complex, but is just as important to attend to. Their meeting is still that of theory and practice, but also something more: a meeting of causal connections and meaningful coherences, of given conditions and unsuspected possibilities, of the order of things and our own place within it.

Today, ”science” no longer refers to systematic knowledge, but rather to a highly professionalised, specialised and often technically advanced activity intended for the production of empirically secure facts. Similarly, ”art” is no longer a methodical ability, but rather a complex and autonomous activity comparable to science: the creation of images, sounds, and other forms of sensuous experience with a most immediate effect. Forms that grab hold, shake up, leave us at a loss. Experiences that make us question ourselves and the world around us.

By bringing together science and art, architecture has provided an ideal playing field for such a confrontation for the first two festival in 2014 and 2015. In 2014, October 21–23, the first festival investigated the theme ‘embodiment.’ In 2015, November 2-4 the festival explored numbers, an underlying element in our lives. In year 2016 the festival was a joint voyage between the Departments of Architecture and Department of Physics to explore the theme ‘uni-verse,’ the fabric of life. All festivals offer three days of seminars, workshops, conversations, exhibitions, concerts, performances, and mingles, through thought-provoking experiences, hands-on surprises, itinerant perspectives, and savoury ideas. The festival welcomes students and researchers from all universities, and the general public, to turn the searchlight onto the relation between two different– but equally important – human activities; ’Science and art.’


AHA 2017 VIDEO


AHA 2016 VIDEO


AHA 2015 VIDEO

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMARY OF THE AHA FESTIVAL 2015

AHA 2014 VIDEO

DOWNLOAD OUR SUMMARY OF THE AHA FESTIVAL 2014