Preparing to manifest a Sisters Academy at Inkonst –
“Inkonst is an international art center in Malmö featuring music, theatre, dance, performances, film, literature and art all under the same roof. Our aim is to present the world of contemporary art and create a platform for the new upcoming, along with the already established generation of artists, directors, musicians, film makers and culture promoters, nationally and internationally.
Focusing on interdisciplinary works and offering a platform for experimentation we want to establish new perspectives on performance art. Our aim is to initiate and foster long-term artistic collaborations and stimulate international co-production and cooperation between different fields of art. Inkonst is located in the former chocolate factory Mazetti in the centre of Malmö, in the expansive Oresund region, where Copenhagen also is included.”
The academy at Inkonst will manifest as a large-scale immersive and durational performance-installation in the tradition of e.g. SIGNA (DK) and Punchdrunk (UK). However, the universe will not be entirely ceiled in that ‘real-life’ teachers from the previously manifested Sisters Academy will participate as teachers in this universe. They will blend in with the performer-teachers and thus the movement of penetration of everyday life into the art institution will be as manifest as the penetration of art has been into everyday life institutions in the work of Sisters Hope (and other interventionist art) previously. All the three stages of Inkonst will be transformed into a boarding school where the co-participating audience is invited to enroll as students (and possibly advance to become substitute teachers) at the school. They will be provided with a bed, a set of clothes and basic school materials. In this universe they will live their everyday life but on rather strange conditions as this no school like others but one of a possibly future sensuous society. Besides taking classes, falling in love with their school-mates, cooking, doing chores and engage with the inexplicable twin sisters and head mistresses Coco and Coca Pebber the enrolled students will interact with a series of enchanted performers bringing life to the school as its devoted staff.