Umeaa Cultural Capital of Europe
Nordic Outbreak ended its Nordic tour visiting Umeå in northern Sweden, for the Inauguration of the city of Umeå as European Capital of Culture 2014, January 31-February 2, 2014. A selection from the Nordic Outbreak program was projected on temporary canvases installed as a cube in the City Hall Park and integrated with the winter landscape.
Nordic Outbreak (2013-2014) was a traveling moving image exhibition project presented by Streaming Museum. The exhibition of over thirty moving image artworks by Nordic artists took a methodological starting point in the logics and shifting hierarchies of the Internet and reflected the changing stances of spectatorship in relation to urban screens. It unfolded in various public and semi-public spaces in New York City, Helsinki, Copenhagen, Reykjavik, Stavanger, Nuuk and Umeå in sub-curated programs. Accompanied by a public program of symposiums, seminars, curator and artist talks, the exhibition investigated current digital dynamics in the contemporary moving image of the Nordic art scene and modes of curating the digital image in urban public space.