Stigma 1/4, Fukushima, 2014
Lambda print mounted on dibond, 60 x 80 cm
Edition of 5 + 1 AP
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The sound art of Jacob Kirkegaard explores ways to reflect on immediate complex, unnoticed or unapproachable aspects of the human condition or civilisation. His works have treated themes such as radioactivity in Chernobyl and Fukushima, melting ice in the Arctic, border walls in Palestine, and tones – otoacoustic emissions – generated from the actual human ear.
Kirkegaard’s most recent projects use the sound of global waste and waste management the sound environments related to the immediate human post mortem.
With his peculiar alchemist approach and extensive research, complex phenomena and current conditions are portrayed through composition, installation, video and photography. Rather than providing answers, his portrayals create spaces for reflexion.
Jacob Kirkegaard graduated from the Media Art Academy in Cologne in 2006. His works are released on the TOUCH (UK), Important Records (USA), VON Archives (F) & Posh Isolation labels (DK). Kirkegaard has presented his works at several renowned exhibitions platforms, festivals and conferences all over the world, i.e. MoMA, Issue Project Room & The Stone (NYC, USA), KW & Transmediale (Berlin), The Menil Collection, Rothko Chapel, Museum of Jurassic Technology & Stanford University (USA), Mori Art Museum and Aichi Triennale (Japan) as well as at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humlebæk, ARoS, Aarhus and Museum for Contemporary Art, Roskilde (DK).