Jacob Kirkegaard (DK)

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Jacob Kirkegaard

The work of Jacob Kirkegaard explores ways to reflect on complex, unnoticed or unapproachable conditions and environments.
In 1981, at the age of six, Kirkegaard made his first sound recordings and in 1994 he was introduced to the world of sound art.
His works have treated themes such as radioactivity in Chernobyl and Fukushima, melting ice in the Arctic, border walls in global and metaphorical contexts, immersive acoustic explorations into global waste management, and processes related to when a human being dies. Using his recordings of firearms, grenades and tanks his most recent work explores the sound of warfare orchestrated for the Royal Lifeguard's Music Corps. His current work listens to the mechanical elements of agriculture and food production. Since 2006 Kirkegaard has also been extensively researching, recording and creating works using otoacoustic emissions; tones generated from the actual human ear. The core element and method of Jacob Kirkegaard's work derive from the use of sound recordings of the tangible aspects from its intangible themes.