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Live performance: Leif Holmstrand & OLTA

Bild från performance i mörkt rum med en person utklädd i otymplig klänning framför en hög med möbler och saker.
OLTA’s and Leif Holmstrand’s performance “Fake Bones” at Lilith Performance Studio 2015. Photo: Petter Pettersson

Live performance: Leif Holmstrand & OLTA


The Japanese artist collective OLTA and Leif Holmstrand are collaborating again. The untitled performance piece is realised on a Noh theater stage in Tokyo and broadcasted live and shown at Malmö Konsthall. What OLTA does with Leif Holmstrand is kept secret both from Holmstrand and the audience until it actually happens.

In a tradition-laden context, serious play takes place in ritual form, where clothes or shrouds may play the main roles, things are tied and one thing is connected to another. The performance lasts about 40 minutes to an hour. The performance at the konsthall is part of the program in connection with the exhibition “Leif Holmstrand – Life of the Termites: The End”. Read more about the exhibition here. Holmstrand and OLTA have previously performed together, then with the ten-day long performance work “Fake Bones” at Lilith Performance Studio in 2015.

OLTA is an artists’ group formed in 2009, consisting of Toru Inoue, Takafumi Saito, Yoshiro Hasegawa, Meguninja, and Jang-Chi. With the focus on collective actions and communications that take place within them, they have presented works in various forms, including painting, performance, and videography. They have presented their work at various venues and events, including YPAM Direction (Yokohama, 2011 & 2022), ROHM Theatre Kyoto (Kyoto, 2020), Lilith Performance Studio (Sweden, 2025), and Seoul Marginal Theatre Festival (South Korea, 2014). Their notable works were exhibited nationwide, including at the Aomori Museum of Art (2019), the Busan Biennale (2016), and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa (2014). 


What: Live performance from Tokyo
When: Sunday 28.4 at 12:00 to about 12:45
Where: The Workshop

Admission free

Fem japanska konstnärer i kollektivet OLTA på en gruppbild utomhus vid en mur och gröna träd i bakgrunden.
The artist collective OLTA.