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Scorpionizer by Pär Thörn / TR Kirstein

Scorpionizer, a CD by the Danish sound artist and writer Tobias R. Kirstein and the Swedish writer and performance artist Pär Thörn is a mixture of paranoid drone music, industrial loops, perverted field recordings and occult transmissions. With the use of found sounds, sinewaves and lo-fi samples the two artists construct an obscure repetitive stuttering narrative; a dark splintered novel about people in the shadow struggling to save themselves from an endagering situation. An intense soundworld with references to true crime, teleevangelism and HP Lovecraft.

Mastered by Claus Haxholm.

Edition of 150.

100 dkk/ 13 eur plus porto 

Pär Thörn https://storno.wordpress.com/

More details soon on www.topos.media

Future: a vinyl release by John Duncan / TR Kirstein

If everything go as planned the revered dutch label Moving Furniture Records will release a joint venture between john Duncan and TR Kirstein in 2021.

JOHN DUNCAN has operated for decades at the cutting edge of performance, video, experimental music, installation, pirate radio and television. He has played a pivotal role in the development of performance art in Los Angeles, of experimental music as a member of LAFMS, of Japanese noise and pirate radio in Tokyo. Duncan’s work in experimental music continues to have a lasting influence as his art overall continues to be honed, refined, sharpened. http://www.johnduncan.org/

Moving Furniture Records is a label based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands specialized in releasing experimental electronic run by Sietse van Erve, started in October 2008. The label has a strong focus on drones, experimental ambient, minimalist, microtonal and field-recordings music, but we don’t limit us to this.

Moving Furniture Records has released music by both renowned, musicians such as Frans de Waard, Gareth Davis & Merzbow, BJNilsen and Machinefabriek, as (young) new talent such as Find Hope In Darkness, Zeno van den Broek, Bas van Huizen, Rose & Sandy and Haarvöl.

Lyd til FOD FLUGT – Munkeruphus Strandpark

A sound work to be listened to under a boat.

seidlers SENSORIUM starter produktion af FOD FLUGT 80 min. sensorisk publikums inddragende performance-vandring skabt steds-specifikt til Udstillingsstedet Munkeruphus i Munkerup strandpark med premiere 1 september 2020.

FOD FLUGT omhandler flugt over havet og stens bevægelser geologisk i landskabet gennem tiden. Vandringen inddrager lokal historie i Gilleleje og omegn om jødernes flugt over sundet under 2. verdenskrig og flugt over havet i dag globalt set.

Jeg glæder mig til at producere 5 kunstinstallationer og designe de mange kostumer til publikum og performere sammen med scenograf Eva Wendelboe Kuczynski fra Alba Nowik Production, design studerende Laia Lykke de Lemos og kostumier/rekvisitør Ane Løkken på mit værksted og i hallen hos @fabrikkenffkd #fabrikkenforkunstogdesign

Performance-vandring udvikles med et skønt hold af medskabende kunstnere :
Scenekunstnere Rasmus Jensen og Betina Birkjær,
Komponist og lydkunstner Tobias Kirstein,
Sanger og scenekunstner Alaya Riefensthal,
Sanger og komponist Anna Kruse,
Sanger og performer Marte Schau

Vi glæder os til igen at afholde performance-vandringer hos #munkeruphus, følg med på @seidlerssensorium

Projektet realiseres med tilskud fra Billedkunstrådet Statens Kunstfond til kunstværker. Mange tak #kunstgørenforskel
Drone Fotograf David A. Garcia Billedbehandling Marika Seidler

Torino – a soundpiece for the venue Tape.

https://www.tapeaarhus.dk/

TR Kirstein/Lars Lundehave Hansen -Sleep, Night

https://toposmedia.bandcamp.com/album/tr-kirstein-lars-lundehave-hansen-sleep-night

Lars Lundehave Hansen has been working with ephemeral drones and physical music for the past 20 years – as a soundartist, enthusiastic promotor of and dedicated performer in these fields. He co-founded legendary organization Noisejihad and was the catalyst behind danish renowned drone-act Wäldchengarten. Follow his endeavours into sound beyond music on his website or through Tonometer Music
www.larslundehavehansen.dk
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Pythia’s Journals curated and organized by Signe Vad & T.R. Kirstein

www.pythiasjournals.zone

Read a review here:

http://passiveaggressive.dk/pythias-journal-a-monomedia-festival-for-our-isolation-pods/

Pythia’s Journals is a monomedia art festival text, sound & visual art that offers different possibilities to think, act and sense ourselves into a future.

Pythia was the interpreter of the curious singing sounds from the intoxicated oracles. She transformed the seemingly incoherent utterings coming from the hazy cave into cryptical prophetic messages for the curious. And we are so ever curious to read those journals from the future.

So, this is not about the pandemic per se. This is about the future.

The inability to envision a future, because of an all-encompassing present time as a state of mind is one definition of depression (as described by Mikkel Krause Frantzen in his book Going Down Slow).  Pythia’s Journals wanted to ease us out of this stasis by providing strange and radical artworks as possible and impossible futures.

The internet of course has its own limitations, hence ‘monomedia’. On the other hand it offers a cheap, easy, and international forum across distances that are now otherwise closed down.

So we decided to make an online festival filled with a strange energy, with an easy touch and with swift decisions. It needed to be done in one fast and precise movement, a stroke of luck, when you hit the ball just right, as when the stone skips across the water it bounces impossibly on the surface.

We compiled a quick list of local and international artist and – though we had no money- we contacted them with this naïve and ambitious idea of creating a platform to think and envision futures on a medium that during lockdown seemed to be the only safe* public space where we could try to grasp what was going on.

Most said yes. Thank you to all of you.

The artists are: Elena Lundquist Ortiz,  Alexander Holm og Stine Frandsen, Miss Fish, Nanna Gro Henningsen, Marja-leena Sillanpää (S), Francesca Burratelli (Dk/It) Leyya Mona Tawil/ Lime Rickey International (Syria, Palestine, US), Pär Thörn (S), Ursula Nistrup, Mycelium, John Duncan (US), Kristoffer Ørum, Marcela Lucatelli (br), Don Dietrich (us), Geraldine Hudson (uk), Marie Eline Hansen, Danielle Dahl (no), Ragnhild May, Kristoffer Raasted, Puce Mary, Claus Haxholm, Jacob Lillemose, Marianne Jørgensen, Christian Vogel (uk) and prophetic mixes by Joachim Nordwall (s) Cejero DJs, Isak Tind, Mark Kirkegaard Andersen.

All adventurous, curious and radical artists in their own right

This focus of artistic energy has resulted in a great collection of videos, texts, sounds and images mostly new and some older works set in a new context. Some short, some very long, some dark, some cryptical… all interesting and thought enticing

The festival starts on may 13 and goes on until may 16. New works are uploaded during these days. The artworks will then be online until may 26.

Pythia’s Journals is an online festival and we ask for the audience to buy a ticket to experience the art. Everything goes directly to the participating artists. We encourage you all to buy works directly from the artists and bandcamp.

We are very grateful to Nordisk Kulturfonds opstartspulje for the quick decision to support the festival.

All of this funding also goes to the participating artists.

We hope that you will buy a ticket and enjoy this quickly established attempt to create something beautiful, interesting and prophetic. We hope you too can read the hazy singing that can bring us into a different future.

 

Signe Vad & Tobias R. Kirstein

Supported by

Parasitic capacitance

Force Majeure 2

Force Majeure- bog

kr125,00

tekster af TR Kirstein, Jonas Okholm Jensen og Zven Balslev
illustreret af Zven Balslev
56 sider.
format 10×15 cm

Køb her Cultpump

Kiilan Äänipäivät Online festival 28/03/2020

Kiilan Äänipäivät

ONLINE Special!

Kiilan Äänipäivät proudly presents online festival!

Festival is about one hour long. We have 12 sound art / experimental music performances (about 5 min each) coming around the blue planet. Performances are straight after each other, no breaks, no loosing, just full on!

Performance order:
Doors opens 5:50 pm UTC

John Grzinich EE/UK
Casey Moir S/AU
Tobias Kirstein DK
MSHR US
Xiang Li CN
Keränen FI
Rie Nakajima UK/JP
Maria Bertel DK
Yan Jun CH
Lime Rickey International US (Leyya)
Antti Tolvi FI

DONATE please: (3-5-10€??)
Donations goes directly to artists: ->
PAYPAL: tonttutalvi@yahoo.co.uk
MOBILEPAY (Finland): 0445994595

No End in Sight (2020) as part of the online exhibition CATASTROPHE

New Online Exhibition opening on Office of Emergency’s FB page
CATASTROPHE featuring 27 international artists – Curated by Signe Vad

Office of emergency

 

New digital release: Carl Michael von Hausswolff & Tobias R. Kirstein plays Cities of the Red Night

A duo concert by Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Tobias R. Kirstein combined with a projection of the latters danish translation of William S. Burroughs’s novel ‘Cities of the Red Night’ for the audience to read aloud during the concert, at Mayhem, Copenhagen.

Live recording at Mayhem, 2018.
Cover photo by Geraldine Hudson.

Topos 00/00/00 is a series of a weekly digital releases.

The Topos 00/00/00 series are works made by Jacob Kirkegaard, T.R. Kirstein or Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard as individuals, together or in collaboration with other artists working with sound.

By purchasing this digital release you will be supporting future releases from the E.A.T. archives.

www.topos.media

http://toposmedia.bandcamp.com/album/cm-von-hausswolff-tr-kirstein-plays-cities-of-the-red-night

Lights People

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Photo/Tone Gellett Koksevik

LIGHTS PEOPLE consisted of Sune TB Nielsen, Toke Tietze Mortensen and TR Kirstein.
LIGHTS PEOPLE have long worked with the power of the general electricity network which runs through everybody’s everyday. They use completely analog electricity creating large explosive bassheavy drone-like random force fields and they often invite a fourth artist to guide and create the sound field through the mixer fx: Kouhei Matsunaga, Leif Elggren, Teppop, HVAD, CM von Hausswolff, MATTIN and more.

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Cover art: Leif Elggren, Toke Tietze Mortensen & Tobias R. Kirstein
Photo: Tone Gellett Koksvik
Available here: Firework Edition Records

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The Evolutionary Antennae,
YOYOOYOY Alone Together Burger, Copenhagen Jazzhouse 2009

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Opening night at Wundergrund 2009

KREV_PLAKAT

Poster/TR Kirstein

http://www.lightspeople.net/

CANCELLED VEGA ARTS: 27.5. Ursula Nistrup & TR Kirstein: Hollow Bodies

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https://www.vega.dk/om-vega/vega-arts/program/

Curated by Matthias Borello

 

CANCELLED Public reading

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‘Make-Believe Media’ (in process)

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‘The effect of a flickering light should never be ignored’ (2019)

now showing at Funen Art Academy.

On display until late december.

Thanks to curator Lars Bent Petersen and staff.

 

 

New split release on Spricht Editions

Here we have a three-way split with three distinct artistic practices by Jesper Elving, Tobias Kirstein and Claus Haxholm.

Jesper Elving produces extra-lingual poems, with self-composed words put into strict gridlike structures that give the sense of musicality and enhance the more meditational effect of Elvings poetic constructions. Tobias Kirstein has worked with the hidden values of sound and being, not necessarily as an occult practice but rather in the vein of of LeWitts iconic Sentences ; “the conceptual artist is rather a Mystic than a rationalist” and through this lens Kirstein works with History and a sort of Introvert activism often via Drone and field recording. Claus Haxholm is an Artist and Musician working with tropes of Black Metal, analysing and dissecting the vocal expression of this genre. Solely focusing on the vocal, Haxholm shifts the perspective from the emotional and narrative to the more analytical bodily manifestations of screaming out your guts and lungs.

The release works as a human-designed prism, dealing with the prime elements of Language: Letter, Context and Emotion; all connected in “Expression” (voicing/communication) – something that Language somehow often seems to have a hard time splitting itself from. That split is not constructed here, but at least it opens bit up and all of the Expressions on this release expands on what (mind/throat-based) Language can take the form of. Personal and Collectively.

Released November 2019 by Spricht Editions.
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released November 11, 2019

all rights reserved

https://sprichteditions.bandcamp.com/album/jesper-elving-tobias-kirstein-claus-haxholm-3

New Age

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NEW AGE – på den anden side riter, magi, metafysik og spiritualitet i lyd, billede og tale

New Age – on the other side. Rites, magic, mephysics and spirituality in sound, image and speech

in the company of Claus Haxholm, Hans Kristian Hannibal-Bach, Karis Zidore, Kasper Opstrup, Lea Porsager, Olivia Riviere, Xenia Xemanek, Ydegirl.

I will premier a new light installation: The effect of a flickering light should never be ignored (2019)

Kl. 16.00 – 18.00
Venue: Det Fynske Kunstakademi, Jernbanegade 13
Fernisering på TR Kirsteins ”The effect of a flickering light should never be ignored. Installation på Det Fynske Kunstakademi

Musikbiblioteket og Det Fynske Kunstakademi har sammensat en lille mini-festival med en række kunstnere, der i lyd, billede, installation, performance og tale alle omfavner det sfæriske, magiske og spirituelle for at sende os på en rejse, vi ikke har været på før. En rejse om på den anden side af det kollektivt ubevidste, der udgør vores stabile verdensbillede… tror vi.

Et liv i skyggen af senkapitalismen
Næsten alle generationer genopdager igen og igen de modkulturelle mystikere Alistar Crowly, Madame Blavatsky, William Borroughs og stiller spørgsmål til vores ubevidste og rationelle opfattelse af verden. Det religiøse spiller – også politisk – en langt større rolle i dag, end nogen havde forestillet sig efter guds død og den moderne videnskabs fortælling om verden.

I vores forsøg på at finde en mening med livet i sen-kapitalismens skygge spiller religiøse, spirituelle eller metafysiske forklaringer for verdens sammenhæng altså stadig en rolle. Uanset om det er i form af de tre store monoteistiske religioner, new age eller private religiøse anskuelser, så forsøger vi med vold og magt gennem disse at etablere en større eller ligefrem modfortælling, til den vi møder i livet med far, mor og børn, villa og vovse.

Med pengeøkonomien som grundlag for verden og de menneskelige relationer og med både økologiske og klimamæssige katastrofer lige om hjørnet, er vi desperate efter at finde løsninger. Menneskeheden er nu blevet en naturkraft, der forårsager klodens destruktion, og måske derfor søger vi tilbage mod det, vi måske har overset. For at fare vild, for at finde udveje og retninger mod en anden verden.

New Age – kunst for en ny tid
De seneste år oplever vi, at denne fornyede interesse for mulige alternativer til vores virkelighed, som vi møder gennem sci-fi, det okkulte, magien og spiritualiteten, har fundet vej ind i kunsten.

Under det to dage lange musik- og performanceprogram, der finder sted på Musikbiblioteket, kan man opleve:

Ydegirl, der bruger oldtids-mosefundet Yde-pigen, som udgangspunkt for en musikalsk og kunstnerisk forbindelse af tidsaldre. Med projektet ‘ydegirl’ undersøger kunstneren Andre Novél det moderne liv i et historisk dybt perspektiv, hvor kommunikationen mellem tidsaldre foregår både gennem krystaller og ædelsten, sprog og frekvenser.

Komponist, lydkunstner og musiker Xenia Xemanek, der sammen med sit ensemble, giver en koncert med stemmer fra genfærd, stemmer fra det hinsides og undersøger stemmens magt over vores erindring og vores selvbillede.

Koreograferne, danserne og musikerne Karis Zidore og Olivia Riviere, der bruger deres kroppe, ler, lyd og deres stemmer til at skabe modbilleder til den traditionelle opdeling mellem krop og ånd.

TR Kirstein, der ubønhørligt undersøger magtstrukturer gennem lyd og lydens magt til at skabe nye sociale strukturer.

Billedkunstner, grafiker og musiker Claus Haxholm, der skaber uforudsigelige elektroniske klangflader i et grænseområde mellem musikalske strukturer, lydlig reportage og abstrakte klange.

Det Fynske Kunstakademi kan man møde:

Billedkunstneren Lea Porsager fortæller om hendes kunstneriske arbejde, der sammenfletter film, skulptur, fotografi og tekst i et felt, der omfatter videnskab, politik, feminisme og esoterisme.

Forsker og forfatter Kasper Opstrup med speciale i hybrider af kunst/litteratur, okkultisme og politik som modkultur og undergrundsfænomen fortæller om æstetisk strømninger af mystisk utopisme gennem det 20. århundrede fra surrealisme til i dag.

Hans Kristian Hannibal-Bach giver en Yoga koncert og guider dig sammen med en yogainstruktør igennem denne yogakoncert. Oplevelsen bliver mediterende og udnytter vores forbindelse til naturen og de gamle stammerytmer.

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For mere information og akkreditering kontakt musikbibliotekar, kurator og arrangementsansvarlig Mads Led Behrend – madlb@odense.dk eller på 51 33 06 67

https://detfynskekunstakademi.dk/press/11693/

 

 

Xenia Xemanek/Claus Haxholm/TR Kirstein plays Odense Bibliotek

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Dag 3 af festivalen ‘NEW AGE – På den Anden Side’
Lørdag 16. November 16

Kl. 19.30 – 23.00
Koncert og performance:
Claus Haxholm
TR Kirstein
Xenia Xemanek: Germinate – [Imprint] – Wilt – [Stay] An oratorio about ghosts for voices, flutes, fake flutes and woolly pianos.
Venue: Odense musikbibliotek
Entre: 60 kr.

Yderligere info: https://www.facebook.com/events/2544827938936826/

Odense Musikbibliotek

Østre Stationsvej 15, 5000 Odense, Denmark

Arrangeret i samarbejde med Det Fynske Kunstakademi – Funen Art Academy 

Dansk-Honduranske Xenia Xemanek er en komponist, lydkunstner og musiker, der skaber eksperimenterende elektronisk musik med et helt særegent og unikt udtryk.
Med sig til festivalen har hun det nykomponerede værk ’ Germinate – [Imprint] – Wilt – [Stay]’, der kredser om emner som spiritualitet, det paranormale, genfærd og erindringer.

I sine værker arbejder Xemanek ofte med stemmen som centralt lydligt element – androgyne, kunstige og ASMR-stemmer, men også med stemmen som bærer af kulturel betydning og erindring.

Xenia Xemanek debuterede i 2015, med det fantastiske album ‘Men’s Health’ under kunstneraliaset Equis på Infinite Waves.
Hendes debut under eget navn udkom sidste år på selskabet Anyines. Dette stærkt anbefalelsesværdige album ‘Envase’ blev udgivet sammen med en marmorskulptur af kunstner Lea Guldditte Hestelund.

TR Kirstein
Tobias R Kirstein er komponist, kunstner og forfatter med en lang og imponerende karriere bag sig.

Kirstein arbejder på tværs af medier og performative udtryk i et spændingsfelt mellem lydkunst, musik. litteratur og samtidskunst. Hans værker kredser sig ofte om emnerne lyd og magt og lydens latente magt over et sted eller en person – hvad enten det er gennem sansebombarderende lyd, fysisk krævende performances eller som diskrete installationer i det offentlige rum.

Foruden sit eget virke som kunstner, er Kirstein engageret i en lang række kunstneriske samarbejder.

Claus Haxholm
Claus Haxholm er uddannet fra Det Kgl. Danske Kunstakademi. Han arbejder både med print, performance, musik, video og lyd.

Haxholms liste af musik- og lydudgivelser er imponerende lang og utroligt alsidig. Han står bag en række album på pladeselskabet Infinite Waves både i eget navn og under sit alias Assembler. Derudover er han medlem af Danmarks måske eneste no-wave band Spost. Der stod bag et af årets allerbedste og desværre meget oversete plader ‘Monkey Face’.

Claus Haxholm og Tobias R. Kirstein arbejder også ofte sammen som duo med performanceværker, der befinder sig i et udefinerbart mellemområde mellem manuelt arbejde og lydkunst.
F.eks. i 2014 med deres performance ’arbejde er det der adskiller os fra dyrene’, hvor de manuelt flyttede rundt på fire tons kalk i en performance der strakte sig over to dage.

Haxholm og Kirstein udgav sammen sidste år bogen ’Handbook of Aggressive Listening’ på forlaget Forlag.

Mediale Muzik by Bertel/Garcia/Kirstein

Photo by Malthe Folke Ivarsson

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Eget Værelse på Copenhagen Contemporary

G((o))ng Tomorrow og Copenhagen Contemporary inviterer til matiné med et af Københavns mest interessante musik- og kunstnerkollektiver netop nu, Eget Værelse. Oplev fri improvisation, video- og lydkunst, afro-pop, dans- og en hel del derimellem. Altsammen imens solen går ned over Refshaleøen.

Eget Værelse er et pladeselskab såvel som et arbejds- og åndsfællesskab, der udspringer af det anmelderroste band Selvhenter, og denne eftermiddag vil medlemmerne, Anja Jacobsen, Jaleh Negari, Sonja LaBianca og Maria Bertel hver især optræde i eget navn med helt nye værker.

Maria Bertel

Hvad end det er i samarbejderne Bad Astma, Gud er Kvinde eller som solist i Ymers Pizza er trombonist Maria Bertel kendt for at udfordre den gængse opfattelse af trækbasunen som instrument. Hun bevæger sig i mellem improvisation og repetition i forvrængede overtonekompositioner, samt intense, percussive fragmenter.

Sammen med den franske guitarist Nina Garcia og den konceptuelle kunstner og skribent Tobias R. Kirstein fremfører hun værket ‘Mediale Musik’. Som i en spiritistisk seance vil de sammen og hver for sig fungere som oversættende medier for de signaler, de hver især opfanger i rummet.

– Konceptet er udviklet specielt til denne eftermiddag på G((o))ng Tomorrow, fortæller Maria Bertel

Tid & sted:

9. november kl. 15:00-19:00
Dørene åbner kl. 14:00

Copenhagen Contemporary
Refshalevej 173 A
København K

Billetter:

Pris: 80 kr. inkl. gebyr

Topos at Gong Tomorrow

I will perform the sound piece Beelzebub and read a text on revolutions in the great company of the Sons of God (Leif Elggren and Kent Tankred).

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Photo by Malthe Folke Ivarsson

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Topos // Gong Tomorrow

Fysisk krævende performances, optagelser af fluer og lydene af en ligbrænding. Eller hvad med lyden af ventilationskanalerne i et udstillingsrum og et NemID spillet på blokfløjte? Kunstnerne bag den tværmediale platform Topos har kurateret en aften med både sonisk ubehag og musik for det indre øre, når de præsenterer egne, fælles og andres værker.  Aftenen er præsenteret i samarbejde med Copenhagen Contemporary.

Topos er en nystiftet platform for tværmedial kunst skabt af kunstnerne Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias R. Kirstein og Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard. De hver især udforsker, undersøger og går på tværs af medier, genrer og fag. Topos afspejler væsensforskellige praksisser og giver mulighed for at videreudvikle og præsentere nye æstetiske måder at tænke på.

Topos: En bygnings anatomi (2019)
Topos omdanner Copenhagen Contemporary til en lydinstallation. Ved at indføre mikrofoner og højtalere i CC’s store udluftningsanlæg kommer rørenes egne indre rum og akustik i spil. Bygningen, rummet og dets indre peristaltik udgør selve udstillingen.

Jacob Kirkegaard: Opus Crematio (2019)
Skabt af lydoptagelser af en kremering af et menneskelig. Værket starter med kisten, som rulles ind i ovnen, hvorefter liget brændes. Knogleresterne skrabes herefter ud med en lang greb og nedkøles i svaleskabet. Til sidst knuses knoglerne i den såkaldte knoglespreder og hældes i urnen. Alle lyde er optaget med vibrationssensorer fastspændt på maskineriets overflade. Dette giver lydligt indblik i selve ovnens, svaleskabets og knogleknuserens indre.

TR Kirstein: Beelzebub (2019)
Næroptagelser af fluer. Fluen roder i alt, optager alt, spreder sygdom, renser sår, bevæger sig konstant, sværmer kaotisk i hobetal. I den forstand er den ren, hæmningsløs vilje. En vilje til forandring, mutationer, kombinationer og muligheder. Kirstein opfører sin nye udgivelse på Topos i en særlig udgave. Kirstein læser desuden op fra sin kommende bog om revolutioner.

Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard: Personfølsom musik – No. 1/Z074-193-875
NemID er et vilkår, alle samfundsborgere i Danmark er underlagt. Gennem en række værker undersøger Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard NemID-nøglekortet, som på den ene side fremstår fremmedgørende, og på den anden side er noget af det mest personlige, vi bærer rundt på.

Når et NemID-kort er brugt, står nøglekortet tilbage som et nøgternt vidnesbyrd om handlinger lige fra adgang til forældreintra, skilmisse og købet af hus – en instrumentel opsummering af livshandlinger over tid. ‘Personfølsom musik – No. 1/Z074-193-875’ er således det første værk, hvori Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard tilgår NemID-kortet som et partitur – for efterfølgende at oversætte det til musik for bedre at kunne forstå dette vilkår. ‘Personfølsom musik No. 1/Z074-193-875’ vil blive spillet på altblokfløjte.

Guds söner
Svensk performance-duo som består af Kent Tankred og Leif Elggren. De har været aktive siden sidst i 80’erne og beskriver sig selv således:

– Guds söners virkefelt kan beskrives som en undersøgelse af et mentalt luftrum, der foretages ved hjælp af utraditionelle værktøjer. Det lydlige aspekt er vigtigt, men samme omsorg er helliget det visuelle.
– Guds söner udvides ofte med supplerende kunstnere, der også påvirker ideerne og deres udtryk.
– Guds söner stiller sig til rådighed for civilt forsvar og stræber efter at indgyde styrke og mod.

Maxe: 5 rounds for boxer and acoustic guitar
Gennem 5 omgange af 3 minutter møder fjervægtssangskriveren Maxe ‘Still Tough and a Cutie’ Alicia den akustiske guitar i en undersøgelse af forholdet mellem sangskriveren og deres værktøj. ‘5 rounds for boxer and acoustic guitar’ er en performance, en træningssession, en koncert, en dokumentation, et teknisk træningspas, et kompositorisk arbejde, et videoværk og en potentiel forsoning.

Uddercock
Giver en koncentreret dosis sonisk ubehag. Med primitive maskingeværsavler af mikrosange, blast beats, ulidelig, kaotisk støj, feltoptagelser og næsehornsbrøl byder Martin Weile og Janus Welling op til dans.

Transfer of Value (2018)
‘Transfer of Value’ er en performance hvori publikum forestiller sig et stykke musik – et imaginært stykke musik, der kun kan høres ved at lytte med det indre øre. Da publikum selv skaber den forestillede musik og det værk, der lyttes til, bliver de medskabere og får en del af rettighedsmidlerne knyttet til opførelsen af ‘Transfer of Value’ denne aften på CC. Man skal blot opgive sit navn og KODA-nummer ved indgangen til koncerten, og så vil man automatisk modtage en udbetaling fra KODA.

G((o))NG TOMORROW
Årlig festival for ny, eksperimenterende musik og lydkunst. Løber fra 1.-9. november 2019 og præsenterer koncerter og tværfaglige samarbejder mellem danske såvel som internationale kunstnere. G((o))ng Tomorrow arrangeres af Snyk.

COPENHAGEN CONTEMPORARY
Copenhagen Contemporary (CC) er Københavns internationale kunstcenter, der viser installationskunst skabt af samtidskunstens verdensstjerner og nye talenter. CC har til huse i den prægtige gamle B&W-svejsehal, der med sine i alt 7.000 m2 smukke industrihaller har pladsen til at udstille de teknisk og pladskrævende formater, som mange samtidskunstnere arbejder i: Store totalinstallationer, performancekunst og monumentale videoværker. Det er kunst, man ofte kan gå ind i og sanse med hele kroppen.

 

Tid & Sted

8. november kl. 18:00-23:00
Dørene åbner kl. 17:00

Copenhagen Contemporary
Refshalevej 173 A
København K

Billetter

Pris: 80 kr. inkl. gebyr

Performing at PLX PAIN, Malmö

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PLX invites you all to an evening of noise, darkness, and painfully beautiful performance. This is followed by intense fun and rhythms.

PLX pain is a presentation of fascinating artistry combining new talent and legends in the field of noise and experimental music.

PLX PAIN is a prelude to PLX TJÄRÖ.

Join us for an evening of vivid experience.

WARNING: Intense art and loud noise  💣

Line up (To be completed)

18.00 Anton Ingvarsson (SE) https://antoningvarsson.bandcamp.com/track/spectrum

19.00 Francesca Burattelli (DK) http://www.francescaburattelli.com/

20.00 Tobias R. Kirstein (DK) http://trkirstein.dk/

After ART

21.00-22.30 So Mi Pain Face

22.30-01.00 Nadja Edman

www.plxplxplx.com

The performances will be between 6pm and 9pm and of course there will be an afterparty that you can’t resist.

FREE ENTRANCE  💸

This is a series of Nöjesguiden Live presented at MJ’s during 2019/2020 so keep an eye out for what’s more to come.

Elektro-akustisches Phänomen composed for a tape released by Radikal Unsichtbar

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Composed and compiled by TRK in 2019.
Recorded by TRK at Kunsthøjskolen i Holbæk with a generous contribution from students and teachers, spring 2018.

 

Read more here http://unsichtbar.net/

Curated by Louise Vind Nielsen

 

Radikal Unsichtbar / Workshop Hamburg

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Architecture, pillars and things are results of human culture and civilisation. How does sound shape knowledge, and how does culture shape sound? How does our physical environment and the things around us influence the way we listen, and is it possible to create sonic architecture and constructions in sound?

You are invited to take part in a 2-day workshop with Copenhagen-based sound artists Ursula Nistrup and Tobias Kirstein exploring architectonic spaces, musical objects and sculptures as an endless source for sound.

Ursula Nistrup describes sound not as a material, but rather as the sculptor’s chisel with which material and spaces can be shaped. This way Ursula shapes her porcelain pillars and sculptures. Grounded in a conceptual minimalist tradition her sculptural and sonic works deal with sound in and of itself, but also as a cultural phenomenon investigating how sound creates worlds, intimate imaginings and expanded spaces.

Through his conceptual performances and installations Tobias Kirstein explores the act of listening and creating sound as an invisible yet very powerful, sometimes aggressive and territorial act.

Hamburg-based Swiss artist Angela Anzi works with sound as an actor in her performative sculptures and installations. Angela will participate in the workshop and will exhibit selected sculptural works in the space of Westwerk.

Radikal Unsichtbar is proud to release a limited edition tape with works by Angela Anzi and Tobias Kirstein specially produced for ACT 8.

Westwerk, Admiralitätstraße 74, Hamburg.

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Radikal Unsichtbar – ACT 8 is kindly supported by Hamburg – Ministry of Culture and Media and Danish Art Foundation. A speciel thanks to Westwerk and Boris Vogeler for hosting Radikal Unsichtbar and to Gavin Weiss for mastering the tape release. Radikal Unsichtbar is curated by the Danish sound and performance artist Louise Vind Nielsen since 2015.

Liner notes for G.E.K. – Mahatma

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G.E.K. – Mahatma LP/download 2019

The title “Mahatma” is a reference to the Mahatma Letter and the Russian mystic Madame Blavatsky, whose somewhat dubious legacy nonetheless suggested a connection between philosophy, research and spirituality with side stories of deceit, supernatural elements and a degree of megalomania. The Mahatma Letters supposedly carried messages from the ethereal grand masters and introduced the esoteric and occult from the East in the Western world.

The album is recorded by Maria Bertel and Johannes Lund in their home in Torup and at Mayhem and then processed and mastered by Andreas Pallisgaard.

Mahatma
composed by G.E.K.

performed by
maria bertel: yamaha cs5 & trombone
johannes lund: dark energy II, violin, piano bass, bass drum, baritone saxophone, bells & gongs

recorded in mayhem & torup 2018
mix & master by andreas pallisgaard
text by t.r. kirstein
layout by mads

aether productions 2019

A readymade publication for ‘Reception Desk’ (group show)

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KLD Repro and Sensorisk Verden are very happy to invite you again

Reception Desk is a recurring platform presenting multiples by local artists and musicians

For this event:

Background choreography
EOM
World Loop
Cassette

Breathing Exercises for MacBook Pro
Quartstoner
EB & Passive/Agressive
Cassette

Mind Matter
Stormhat
Sensorisk Verden
Cassette

Chan
Kristian B Johansson
KBJ Publishing
Riso A2 poster

I Me Elvs Love Tender – A disassembled lovesong readymade for the individual.
Tobias R. Kirstein in collaboration with Jeppe Pendrup Jørgensen

Originally printed in Slagtryk february 2017.

Self released Booklet /foldable poster in a limited edition of 70

 

DISFORMATION

 

Listen and/or buy the Daimon Fortis track here: https://disformation.bandcamp.com/album/daimon-fortis

Buy the Disformation tracks here: https://disformation.bandcamp.com/

(For optimal sonic pleasure, please use headphones)

Disformation is an experimental music label conceived by Casper Gottlieb and Jesper Bagger Hviid.

“A common element of the musical pieces on these releases is that they are claiming space like an uninvited guest: They occupy your room, leaving no other option but to give in. They demand your attention without ever asking for it, and they don’t complement anything but themselves. An example of this is TR Kirstein’s forthcoming release, “Daimon Fortis”.

“Daimon Fortis” unfolds as a drone piece that is meandering slowly around itself. Time is vanishing and is blurred out completely. Listening through this release is a highly rewarding experience. Deep square waves are being modulated almost unperceivably into the sonic product of a machine meditating. This confronts us with how passive and relentless machines are. They enforce their own rhythms on us, simply because they are not as flexible as we are. And it is our flexibility which allows us to be overtaken. We cannot communicate with a machine: They do not provide any response or reaction. Consequently, this requires us to adapt, in an act of reverse ergonomics. Machines have become the circumstances under which we change.”

Read an intelligent and interesting text about the project here:

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‘World’s last male northern white rhino dies aged 45’ Risoprint

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‘World’s last male northern white rhino dies aged 45’

Composite readymade

Risoprint in an edition of 64

Made in collaboration with Kasper Vang

 

BEERS 8 – 100 mænd på Kro, har fernisering fredag den 13.september kl. 17

Byens Kro, Møntergade 8, København K

Udstillingsperiode: 13.september -31. oktober 2019

Kurateret af Melou Vanggaard & Rikke Benborg

De deltagende kunstnere er:
Morten Skrøder Lund, Tobias R. Kirstein, Christian Schmidt-Rasmussen, Jeppe Kruse, Jasper Sebastian Stürup, Rasmus Danø, Niels Bonde, Søren Hüttel, Nour Fog, Simon Grimm, Henrik Plenge Jacobsen, Jonas Hvid Søndergaard, Anders Bonnesen, Steen Møller Rasmussen, Kaare Sebastian Golles, Hartmut Stockter, Espen Brandt-Møller, Uffe Isolotto/ Age of Aquarius, John Kørner, Manfred Peckl, Dick Nyhuus, Thorgej Steen Hansen, Lars Granaae, Adam Fenton, Jes Wind Andersen, Anders Brinch, Nicky Sparre-Ulrich, Emil Salto, Heine Klausen Kjærgaard, Søren Martinsen, Jacob Borges, Morten Søkilde, Jesper Christiansen, Frodo Mikkelsen, Jesper Fabricius, Ulrik Weck, Thorbjørn Bechmann, Palle Sigsgaard, Martin Askholm, Lars Heiberg, Kristian Sverdrup, Michael Würtz Overbeck, Jenz Møller, Rasmus Styrmer, Andreas Schulenburg, Jesse Jacob Lindkvist, Thomas Bjørkå, Peter Land, Adam James Hommel Varab, Morten Stræde, David Dellagi, Simon Ganshorn, Stefan Rotvit, Honza Hoeck, Claus Handgaard, Michael Mørk, Michael Boelt Fischer, Bjørn Nørgaard, Claus Hugo Nielsen, Svend Sømod, Jon Erik Nyholm, Absalon Kirkeby, Zven Balslev, Bjarne Werner Sørensen, Peter Larsen, Anders Bulow, Christian Flopper Manstrup, Christian Vind, Lars Bent Petersen, Ebbe Stub Wittup, Magnus Clausen, Andreas Schlaegel, Thomas Drachan, Mikkel Olaf Eskildsen, Peter Carlsen, Henrik Manné, Tumi Magnusson, Kaj Nyborg, Kristian Devantiers , Erik Steffensen, Birk Bjørklo, Per Gerhard, Oliver Bak, Johannes Sivertsen, Christian Finne, Jon Stahn, Søren Behncke, Nikolaj Recke, Jesper Aabille, Finn Naur Petersen, Heine Skjerning, Carsten Von Würden, Michael Hansen, Jesper Palm, Jørgen Teik, Thomas Friis-Holm, Kasper Oppen Samuelsen, Christoffer Munch Andersen, Niels Reumert, Svend Danielsen

Topos will perform Variations VII live


TOPOS presents
John Cage’s Variations VII live for the first time in Scandinavia

Joining TOPOS will be a very special guest – the director of the E.A.T. Julie Martin (b. 1938) who co-produced the legendary 9 Evenings in 1966. Variations VII was produced by E.A.T. as part of 9 Evenings

September 3rd in Aarhus, Denmark:

The history of E.A.T. by Julie Martin
During her lecture Martin will be joined by TOPOS for a talk about their collaboration. Location and time: ARoS Art Museum, 4pm

Variations VII live, performed by Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias R. Kirstein,
Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard and Julie Martin. Location and time:
Den Rå Hal, 7pm. The event is a part of Aarhus Festuge

September 14th in Oslo, Norway:

The history of E.A.T. by Julie Martin
During her lecture Martin will be joined by TOPOS for a talk about their collaboration. Location and time: Kunstnernes Hus, 12:30pm
The event is a part of Ultima Festival

September 19th in Copenhagen, Denmark:

The history of E.A.T.
by Julie Martin
During her lecture Martin will be joined by TOPOS for a talk about their collaboration. Location and time: Copenhagen Contemporary, 7pm

Variations VII
live, performed by Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias R. Kirstein,
Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard and Julie Martin.
Location and time: Copenhagen Contemporary, 9pm.
Supported by SNYK

TOPOS

TOPOS was founded in 2019 by the three artists and composers, Jacob Kirkegaard, Tobias R. Kirstein and Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard,
to pursue their shared commitment to cross cultural and cross media activities that move beyond the strictures and boundaries of separate fields and disciplines. Its projects and program use various modes of presenting, publishing and releasing contemporary and archival material, generated or discovered by Topos.
Topos is collaborating with Julie Martin, Director of Experiments in Art and Technology (E.A.T.) to research and publish selected material from the organization’s extensive archive of sound recordings that include performances, interviews and other sound material produced by E.A.T. activities over the past 50 years.

The first releases on Topos are:

Topos 01 John Cage: Variations VII
9 Evenings: Theatre & Engineering

Topos 02 Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard – Egis Ce Asc

Topos 03 Tobias R. Kirstein – BEELZEBUB

Topos 04 Jacob Kirkegaard – OPUS MORS

http://topos.media/

Beelzebub (Topos 03)

 

On september 3rd this will be released:
Topos 03: T.R.Kirstein – Beelzebub
180 gr. black vinyl. Limited edition of 100.
Text and Sound by TR Kirstein.
Layout by Kasper Vang.
Liner notes by Kasper Opstrup.
“Originally a Philistine god, Beelzebub became a major demon in the Abrahamic religions. In Christianity, he is often portrayed as one of the seven princes of Hell, commonly representing Gluttony. Literally, the name translates according to the Dictionnaire Infernal as “Lord of the Flies” where the zvuv of the name’s Hebrew and Arabic transliterations refers onomatopoetically to the fizzing and droning aural noise of the fly.

Maybe it is these demonic connotations combined with the utter meaninglessness of the fly and its anal-erotic attraction, our fascination with what repels us, that has attracted artists from the Cramps to Yoko Ono to the fly and its maddening triviality. But as they move through our world in negative, flies are not only connected to noise, evil, the formless, and all kinds of rot. They are also a source of healing.”

 

 

Endless Spring or how to circumvent change (copper, voice) by Claus Haxholm & Tobias R. Kirstein

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A new sculpture/installation made by Claus Haxholm and me will be presented at Torup Kontemporær Musik Festival  18. 05. 19

Read more here: http://aetherproductions.dk/

Organised and curated by Maria Bertel & Johs Lund.

Is-In-Unsamble (vinyl)

This little wonder of strangeness came my way. A collaborative weird music release on Gilgongo Records. Recorded September 2015 at Smegma’s Studio in Portland, Oregon. Ju Suk Reet Meate & Oblivia (Smegma, The Tenses), Brenna Murphy & Birch Cooper (MSHR), Chiara Giovando (Harrius), Johannes Lund & Tobias Kirstein are the IS IN UNSAMBLE.

new book coming

I am working on a new book on revolutions with illustrations by the great painter Asbjørn Schou. The book will be in english.Revolutionary Flower by Asbjørn Schou

OFFAL

CLICK Festival 2019

I will perform OFFAL at this years Click Festival May 18, along side Beatriz Ferreyra, Phew, Drew McDowall, Resina, Empire Line, Apartment House performing Julius Eastman and many others. Speakers will be Paul B Preciado, Achille Mbembe and Rosi Braidotti.

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Handbook of Aggressive Listening

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A book by Claus Haxholm and TR Kirstein on listening aggressively and taking back what is ours.

English text below.

T. R. Kirstein / Claus Haxholm: Handbook of Aggressive Listening 120 s / DKK 300
Forlaget Forlag 2018. ISBN 978-87-970809-0-0

Edition of 150

Get it here: forlagetforlag@gmail.com or at bladr, Rumsti Pumpsti and as a PDF (without the tone generator) at Monoskop.org

Håndbog i aggressiv lytning

Udgivelsen er kunstbog, lydafspiller, kulturkritik og håndbog i ét. Bogen dokumenterer Haxholm og Kirsteins kunstneriske bestræbelser, der siden 2011 har involveret fysisk krævende performances indenfor galleriets fire hvide vægge, usynlige interventioner i det offentlige rum, tilsyneladende absurde skulpturelle handlinger, workshops, teoretiske og poetiske tekster der omhandler lytning, miljøer, påvirkning og muligheder.

En på mange måder frit flydende kunstpraksis som på samme tid er præget af jord under neglene og er teoretisk velinformeret fra mange forskellige felter som for eksempel science fiction, spionlitteratur, terrorforskning, kunstfilosofi, politisk teori og arkitekturteori.

Handbook of Aggressive Listening er både en dokumentation af deres fælles værker, en instruktionsbog til læseren og en videreudvikling af tankerne som de forskellige værker har fostret. Bogen er således ikke retrospektiv, men snarere en invitation til videre refleksion og handling – en håndbog som giver mulighed for forandring.

Indlagt i håndbogen er en tonegenerator, som spiller en tone på 10 kHz. Bogen skaber derved mulighed for den læsende for at etablere en sonisk intervention med omgivelserne, det nære territorium som vi hele tiden er i dialog med.

Bogens tekster er forfattet af Haxholm og Kirstein samt af forsker og lektor i performance-design og audiovisuel kultur, Ulrik Schmidt.

Handbook of Aggressive Listening er kommet til verden i tæt samarbejde med forsker Rasmus Holmboe, bogtilrettelægger Anders Busk, trykt på Eksskolens Trykkeri og støttet af Statens Kunstfond.

Bogen danner løbende udgangspunkt for en række samtaler, hvor forskere og kunstnere inviteres til at snakke i forlængelse af de tanker som præsenteres i bogen. Arrangeret i samarbejde med The Lake Radio.

 

In English:

Handbook of Aggressive Listening

This publication is an art book, a sound emitter, a cultural critic and a manual for actions.

The book documents the artistic endeavours of Haxholm and Kirstein, who since 2011 has manifested itself in physically demanding performances within the four white walls of the gallery, invisible interventions in the public space, sculptural actions, workshops, theoretical and poetic texts on the act of listening, ambience, influence and possibilities. In many ways a free flowing artistic praxis that has both dirt under the nails and is theoretically informed from many different fields of knowledge such as science fiction, spy novels, research on terror, the philosophy of art, political theory and architectural theory.

Handbook of Aggressive Listening is both a documentation of their collaborative works, a manual for the reader and a further development of the thoughts that the works have created. Thus the book is not a retrospective best of, but rather an invitation for further reflection and action – a handbook that gives the possibility of change.

The book contains a tone generator, that emits a 10.000 hz tone. This gives the reader the possibility to create a sonic intervention in her close environment – the intimate territory that we on so many levels are in a constant dialogue with.

The texts are written by Haxholm and Kirstein, and by researcher and associate professor in performance design and audiovisual culture, Ulrik Schmidt.

Handbook of Aggressive Listening was made in close collaboration with researcher Rasmus Holmboe, art director Anders Busk, printed at Eksskolens Trykkeri and supported by The Danish Arts Council.

The book will be the stepping stone for a number of dialogues with artists and researchers. Arranged in cooperation with The Lake Radio.

Sound for reading

 

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Duoshow with Carl Michael von Hausswolff and Tobias Kirstein and a projection of his danish translation of William S. Burroughs’s novel ‘Cities of the Red Night’ for the audience to read aloud during the concert, at Mayhem, Copenhagen, november 2018.

Photo by Geraldine Hudson.

Force Majeure

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Force Majeure, tekster af Zven Balslev, Jonas Okholm Jensen, T.R. Kirstein, Illustreret af Zven Balslev, 40 sider, begrænset oplag, ude på CULT PUMP.

The wind sighs, whispers, whistles, howls, talks and listens… a music for long before or after there are no ears, minds and bodies. Sound performance with Ursula Nistrup at SOUND FORMS Symposium, Koncertkirken, Copenhagen, October 13, 2018.

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A live sound performance based on recordings of hollow bodies, natural or man made with sound and visual artist Ursula Nistrup.

Sound Forms is a 3-day experiential symposium of talks, sound walks, workshops and sound-based art that aims to engage people in concepts in Sound Studies, with an emphasis on sonic perception, Acoustic Ecology and listening practices.

Participants include artists and researchers from Denmark and abroad who have contributed significantly to the field of Sound Studies.

Read more here (pdf)

PRIVAT! exhibited at Archive Gallery

 

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PRIVAT!
Idea and photo by TR Kirstein & Ruben Kirstein

Image modification and text (in swedish) by Marja-Leena Sillanpää

Very honoured to be part of the online exhibition Archive Gallery curated by Marja-Leena Sillanpää. Read more about PRIVAT!, the gallery and her here.

 

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