Sunday, November 8, 2015

Ö – A Möbius Trip at Färgfabriken


Isabel Löfgren & Peter Lang – Experiencing Sites in Movement: Ö-A Möbius Trip and Stalker walks

Welcome to the presentation of  “Ö – A Möbius Trip,” 11am, November 12 . Artist Isabel Löfgren together with Peter Lang (professor in Architectural Theory and History at the Royal Institute of Art and member of Stalker) will take the audience on a psychic exploration of  thinking related to the archipelago, Nordic mythology, nomadism and heterotopic locations.

The event takes its starting point in “Ö – A Möbius Trip,” a publication that documents a voyage with the goal of finding a mysterious island in the Stockholm archipelago. The investigation was undertaken by a group of international artists inspired by Homer’s Odyssey and was born from a series of research voyages and actions in and through the Stockholm archipelago.
The publication is co-edited by Isabel Löfgren and Per Hüttner. It is produced by Vision Forum and participating artists are: Cecilia Ahlqvist, Valerio del Baglivo, Andrea Hvistendahl, Marcia Moraes, Lillevan, Egill Saebjörnsson, Camila Sposati, Samon Takahashi and special appearances by Atle Baekken, Mats Hjelm, Jean-Louis Huhta and Emilia Rota.

November 13, 11 am Färgfabriken – part of MARETOPIA, curated by Kristina Lindemann and Jens Evaldsson

Maretopia is a vision of a floating culture house that relates to its context in an eco-conscious way and promotes the production and experience of art on the waters of Stockholm. Maretopia is a public place to experience and discuss artistic and scientific content. It is a collaboration with students and teachers of Konstfack’s department for Interior Architecture and Furniture Design and realized with the kind support from Konstfrämjandet and Färgfabriken.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Lunchtime session at Hallwylska: Dream of the Palace – Ö – OuUnPo

Welcome to the Hallwyl Museum on September 15 for a satellite event of the XIV OuUnPo Session – a lunchtime session with a gesamtkunstwerk created by Henrik Sputnes and Vilma Luostarinen in collaboration with artists Felicia Atkinson and Rasmus Persson + release of the publication Ö.
Named after a 13th century painting by Giotto, Dream of the Palace is an obscure place of lost memories, an environment which reflects the mental processes of remembrance and forgetting – a composition of light, sound, scent and objects. In the centre is the sound sculpture APOEMAS by French artist Felicia Atkinson, an abstract and ambient collage of sound fragments accompanied by a light installation by Rasmus Persson.

45 Dream of the Palace Foto Ari Luostarinen

The experience will also include the launch of the publication “Ö – A Möbius Trip”, the exploration of a mysterious island in the Stockholm archipelago by a group of international artists. The expedition leaders, Per Hüttner and Isabel Löfgren, will lead you into mazes where the mystery of islands and fantastical thinking allow you to encounter the unfamiliar in an alternative and expanded universe. Participating artists are: Cecilia Ahlqvist, Valerio del Baglivo, Andrea Hvistendahl, Marcia Moraes, Lillevan, Egill Saebjörnsson, Camila Sposati, Samon Takahashi, and special appearances by Atle Baekken, Mats Hjelm, Jean-Louis Huhta and Emilia Rota.

37 Dream of the Palace Foto Ari Luostarinen

Dream of the Palace is a satellite of the previous session that OuUnPo held in last February in Stockholm. The theme revolved around the state of fugue; a dissociative amnesia in which the patient wanders into a temporary new identity.

OuUnPo is an international artist and research group which forms a part of the organisation Vision Forum, committed to promoting and supporting artistic projects by combining art, research and education. More information about OuUnPo and the previous session can be found on
The event is organised by Naïvité, a curatorial duo and a platform for contemporary art and experiences. Their work is characterised by research, narratives and the creation of collaborative gesamtkunstwerk. Henrik Sputnes is a curator and project manager based in Gothenburg and Vilma Luostarinen is a London-based curator. In collaboration with Hallwylska museet and with support from Stockholms Stad. Special thanks to Lisa Sputnes Mouwitz, Ari Luostarinen and Carima Neusser. Photos by Ari Luostarinen

49 Dream of the Palace Foto Ari Luostarinen

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Almost there...

Our heroic designer Erik Månsson is putting the final touches to the Ö catalogue that documents the project's activities. The publication and connected CD will be presented at release events in Stockholm and London in September 2015.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ö at Normalcy in Stockholm

Vision Forum node Ö - A Möbius Trip will participate at Normalcy Bar at Moderna Bar April 25, 2014, Moderna Museet, Skeppsholmen, with Radio Ö.

In 2011, a group of artists embarked on a trip in the Stockholm archipelago in search of a lost island. According to marine archaeologist Atle Baekken, the existence of this island had been kept alive in myth and song within the old villages of the archipelago. But the knowledge of its exact location has been lost as the archipelago has now been transformed from a place of subsistence (fishing, farming, etc.) to a gigantic touristic resort attracting thousands of sailors and wealthy owners of summer homes every year.

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ghost Writer

The Ö-crew is very happy to announce that we have appointed a writer for the publication. However, he/she will writing under pseudonym, so we will not publicize his name. He/she is standing behind the monument above, so just have a look on the other side and you will find out who it is.

In the foreword our author claims that we made Odysseus and Poseidon friends on our journey. We are of course very happy to have created peace after almost 3000 years of rivalry. Or will the evil radio enthusiasm with his conspiracy theories and mechanical seagulls ruin the long sought after peace? You will soon find out.

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Working with the Book

After three successful sessions we are now hard at work creating a publication that documents the journeys. Please check back here to find out more about the progress and don't lose track of your compass. For more info about other Vision Forum publications, please look here.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Sold Out

We are happy (and sad) to announce that there are no more tickets available for the Ö adventure. If you want to stay on a waiting list, please contact Rudi on "info (at)" and he will take your name. Please remember to indicate which day you want to go and how many people.