Marcela Lucatelli, John B Mckenna and James Prevett

DATE: Sunday 31.07.22, 16:00
SCULPTURE: Galatea, Pildammsparken, Malmö, Sweden

Get your headphones and phone and join us for a unique collective listening experience hosted by the Galatea sculpture in Pildammsparken, Malmö. 

In the ‘silent park’ we will listen together to new sound work in response/in relation to the setting of the park and the sculpture of Galatea by Nils Möllerberg. Featuring work by Copenhagen based Brazilian vocalist and composer Marcela Lucatelli and Malmö based Scottish musician and artist John B McKenna.  

The event is FREE and everybody is welcome! It will last around 45 mins. Remember to bring your own headphones that you can connect to your own phone and a mobile phone that you can stream from the internet. We will give you the link to listen at the event.

The event is part of Monumental FLOCK at the Malmö Konstmuseum. It is supported by the Nordic Culture Fund and FLOCK.

Welcome to listen on your own in the park with your headphones: 

Link to the soundfile

Macela Lucatelli is a vocalist and composer from Brazil based in Copenhagen, Denmark. Lucatelli has earned international recognition for her extremely original, sensuous and politically charged performance works. The composer is known for writing ''scores for the limits of bodies and voice'' (The Wire). https://www.marcelalucatelli.co

John B McKenna is a Scottish musician and artist based in Malmö, Sweden. Since 2010 he has been releasing music under the names Undermedvetenheten and Monoganon, alongside collaborative projects like HESITATION. Together with visual artist Francis Patrick Brady he formed Foundation of the Teacherock, a platform for projects operating between play and sound. 

Galatea by Nils Möllerberg, bronze, 1938

Galatea was the name of an ivory statue in Greek mythology carved by Pygmalion, that became his object of desire and subsequently brought to life by Aphrodite. 

Nils Möllerberg was the son of Carl Möllerberg, who was a fruit grower and photographer on the farm Tomarp outside Kristianstad in Skåne, where Nils again settled at the age of 56. He studied with older artists, including in Copenhagen from the age of 16. He lived in Paris between 1919 and 1928 and was impressed by, among others, Aristide Maillol and Auguste Rodin, which is especially noticeable in his naked girl figures. He was awarded the Ester Lindahl Scholarship in 1923.

Nils Möllerberg, together with Johan Johansson, Emil Johanson-Thor, Tora Vega Holmström and Ivar Johnsson, was part of the southern Swedish modernist group the Twelve, which was active between 1924 and 1934. [1] Together with Bror Hjorth, he ran a sculpture school in Stockholm for a few years in the 1930s, where he was also part of the Color and Form group. He was married to the visual artist Inga Möllerberg-Hellman (1898-1971), a member of the Academy of Fine Arts from 1931 and was named professor in 1953.

The sculpture is located here: