The Museum of Contemporary Art is proud to present the first major solo exhibition of the Danish sound artist and composer Jacob Kirkegaard in Denmark.
Kirkegaard has since 1995 worked with sounds that usually remain inaccessible to the human ear. He uses real sound recordings from surprising, unknown or impassable places. Kirkegaard has recorded the sound of singing sand in the Oman desert. He has recorded the sound of the abandoned rooms in the radioactive zone in Tjernobyl – closed down since the nuclear catastrophe in 1986. He has even recorded fine subtle tones generated by the inner human ear itself.
When making his works - which include room, picture, video, and sound installations - Kirkegaard uses various recording methods and techniques. The exhibition at The Museum of Contemporary Art will focus on the essence of listening and challenge our understanding of sound.
The exhibition is primarily retrospective and presents the most important works of Kirkegaard for the last ten years.
Opening: Friday, January 30th 5-7pm
The works presented at Earside Out:
Earside Out, Stigma, AION, Labyrinthitis, Sabulation, Nagaras # 1-2, Ears of the Other, Pivot, Rewind, Phantom Bell and Imperia.
On the occasion of the exhibition the book Earside Out will be released. The book is a rich collection of Kirkegaard's photos with essays and in-depth descriptions of his most important works from the last 10 years.
About the artist
Jacob Kirkegaard is a graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany in 2006 and based in Berlin. Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums, and concert spaces throughout the world including MoMA in New York, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection and the Rothko Chapel in Houston, and the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo. Recently he has been artist in residence at ISCP in New York.
More information about Jacob Kirkegaard here