Membranes # 5
Membranes # 5, 2020
Inkjet print on Hahnemuhle Fine Art Baryta 325g, 60 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP
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Membranes is a new series of photographic works by Jacob Kirkegaard. The works are all portraits of the growing border wall that separates Mexico and the U.S. This long metal barrier takes many forms and is made of many different materials, as it winds and twists several thousand kilometers through deserts, plains, and mountains, crossing Native American land, national parks, and even city streets to end in the Pacific Ocean.
In February 2020, Kirkegaard travelled along the wall from El Paso to Tijuana, stopping at sites on both sides of the wall to shoot video, record ambient sounds and inner sounds of the metal structure, and to photograph the metal wall’s inference with the surrounding landscape.
The photographic series Membranes is a result of this act.
Jacob Kirkegaard (b.1975) received his MA at the Academy of Media Arts in Köln (DE) in 2006. His sound work is released on record labels such as Important Records (US) and Touch (UK). Kirkegaard has performed and exhibited his work at museums, festivals and concerts world-wide including MoMA, Issue Project Room, The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Museum of Jurassic Technology and Stanford University (US), Trans- mediale, KW and SCHIRN Kunsthalle (DE), Mori Art Museum, Aichi Triennale and Super Deluxe (JP), The Syd- ney Biennale (AUS) and at ARoS, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (DK). Kirkegaard is a member of the sound collective freq_out (established by CM von Hauswolff) and a found- ing member of the arts organisation TOPOS (with Tobias R. Kirstein and Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard). In 2016, Kirkegaard was sound-artist-in-residence at University of Oxford, UK.