Born Denmark (1975). Lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Composition from audio recordings of tones generated by the human ear.
12 speakers, steel wire, speaker cable
Composition from field recordings, looped; 14 speakers, 4 subwoofers, 2 transducers, textile, lights.
commissioned for SPATIUM exhibition at the KOMU Art museum in Tallin, Estonia
Jacob Kirkegaard records acoustic and visual properties of carefully selected environments to generate spatial installations, sound sculpture and photography. His works reveal unheard and unseen phenomena, and present listening (to both sound and imagery) as a means of experiencing the world. Kirkegaard has recorded environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself.
Kirkegaard will participate in the upcoming 21st Biennale of Sydney with Through the Wall, a large-scale installation revealing a merging sound environment from both sides of the Israeli West Bank Barrier. Kirkegaard's first solo exhibition at Fridman Gallery, combining photography and sound sculpture, will open on February 11, 2018.
Jacob Kirkegaard (born in Denmark, 1975) graduated from the Media Art Academy in Cologne in 2006. He has exhibited at numerous institutions throughout the world, including MoMA, The Hood Museum, LOUISIANA, ARoS, KW, The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Aichi Triennale, and Mori Art Museum. Kirkegaard's work is in the collection of LOUISIANA Museum of Modern Art.
February 11 - March 17, 2018