January 30 - February 28 2016




The Finnish artist Raija Malka's architectural installation and Kaija Saariaho's radiophonic work Stilleben (1987-88) make up the basis for the spacial installation STILLEBEN.

The STILLEBEN installation is in itself a tonal, visual and spatial reality. It exists only as a 'fait accompli'.

In both the installation and the music different, current realities are intertwined to shape a uniform yet layered mental picture in which the tonal and spatial elements are in constant motion, varying in tempi and taking different directions.

In a form of scenic gesticulation the installation places the visitor on a scene of sorts. The audience become actors in a game, which has a scenario but no dramaturgy or staging – or even a script.

The installation STILLEBEN is also part of the workshop FRYS for schoolchildren in the Copenhagen area. Here, children ages 10-14 will create their very own still life. The workshop is held in the same room as the installation and is facilitated by Ingeborg Okkels and Patricio Fraile in collaboration with Raija Malka and Kaija Saariaho. Raija Malka has created the workshop space as a part of the installation.




The Still Life project is generously supported by Statens Værksteder for Kunst.

"Nature morte avec paysage en mouvement, àtravers la fenêtre"


Installation by Raija Malka
31.1 - 28.2 2016
Weekdays from 12 -18
Saturdays and Sundays from 10 -16
Maskinhallen, Øster Farimagsgade 2D, 1353 København K

Exhibition Opening:30.1 from 16 – 18.

Entrance is free of charge


On weekdays it is possible to visit the exhibition between 11 and 14, during which time the workshop FRYS is held at the exhibition. This is a chance to follow the creative process of the children participating in the workshop. Please notice that the sound is turned off in the installation during the workshop.



NJORD Biennale is Copenhagen's new nordic biennial for contemporary music and contemporary art. In various cross artistic projects, the relationship between the tonal colours of music and the colour tones of visual art are being examined through concerts, exhibits, a separate children´s programme, seminars and lectures.