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Sværmen/The Swarm (2014)

Sound, text and video installation including a display case with live house flies, a brass vase, white sugar.

Exhibited at the Sort/Hvid theatre, Copenhagen, as part of the Golden Days remembrance of WW1.

Curated and produced by Jacob Lillemose

“Den 20. august, 1918 havde engelske Judith Boyle fra Millwall en oplevelse, som hun mente var en vision om det samfund der ville følge efter den snarlige afslutning på Første Verdenskrig. Boyle var så vidt vides en ganske almindelig borger, men den dag var hun i følge hende selv vidne til noget ganske ualmindeligt. Hvad hun helt præcist så kan man kun gisne om, men hun efterlod et ark med noter, som indikerer at det var voldsomt. Dagens efter skrev Boyle til redaktøren på The Post og bad ham om at trykke noterne, så læsere kunne gøre brug af informationen. Samfundets fremtidige skæbne afhang af det, skrev hun. Noterne blev dog ikke trykt og deres eksistens har ikke været kendt af andre end det fåtal af de folk, som gennem tiden har haft dem mellem hænderne. Den danske kunstner Tobias R. Kirstein har imidlertid fået lov til at fotografere både brev og noter af den private samler, der siden 1997 har haft dem i sin samling af Først Verdenskrigs-genstande. I følge samleren fandt han noter og brev i en antikvarisk bog. Kirstein har påtaget sig rollen som “læser” og har gjort brug af noter og brev til at skabe en installation, der på spekulativ vis levendegør Boyles vision.”

‘180 Slag Mod Krigsaberne’ by Henning Christiansen (1988/2014)

Performed at Sejerøfestivalen, Denmark.

Thank you to the Christiansen family and Thomas Buhl Wiggers/ Emil KS.

Buy the monography on Henning Christiansen at Antipyrine.

 

 

AUDIO:VISUALS Jomi Massage, TR Kirstein, Anna Maria Helgadottir (2014)

From the press release of CPH:DOX: “Using the concept of ‘parallel’ as their starting point, the musicians and artists Jomi Massage and Tobias Kirstein and the video artist Anna Maria Helgadottir have founded a joint project between performance, film and sound art. Parallels are the opposite of opposites, and the three otherwise so different artists have also teamed up to a project that Jomi Massage (aka Signe Høirup Wille-Jørgensen) calls a journey through inertia and physical states. A visual and sound-saturated journey in tones and noise, fissures and images of what is otherwise such a quiet inner place’. A live experiment from the three veterans of Copenhagen’s underground scene.”

Reacts / Jomi Massage: Primitives (2014)

Reactions on Jomi Massage´s album Primitives from:

Nils Gröndahl
Mads Emil Nielsen
SØS Gunver Ryberg
TR Kirstein/C Haxholm
i am now
Maria Laurette Friis
Birgitte Alsted
Heidi Mortenson

The Being Music 2014

http://cargocollective.com/thebeingmusic

Arbejde er det der adskiller os fra dyrene/ Work is what separates us from the animals (2014)

with Claus Haxholm.

4 tons of chalk, sound.

Two day performance installation as part of ACTS 2014, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark.

ACTS 2014 – Festival for lyd og performance. Museet for samtidskunst, Roskilde. Foto: Kristoffer Juel Poulsen

 

ACTS 2014 – Festival for lyd og performance. Museet for samtidskunst, Roskilde. Foto: Kristoffer Juel Poulsen

“Arbejde er det, der adskiller os fra dyrene
Haxholm & Kirsteins performanceinstallation er et nøje planlagt forløb over to dage, som involverer røg, kalk, diverse beholdere, lyd, bevægelse og fysisk arbejde – ude som inde på museets arealer. Værket afsøger forbindelser mellem det ophøjede og det banale, mellem dagens arbejde og materialets langstrakte tid. Mellem disse poler foregår energiudvekslinger og feedbackprocesser, som transformeres og opløser sig selv.

Duoens værker behandler et felt mellem performativ lydkunst og manuelt arbejde som forskellige måder at organisere energi på. I tidligere fysiske værker er et galleri blevet fyldt med flere tons jord og derefter tømt igen – eller lyd er blevet begravet i store huller i en baghave.”

http://samtidskunst.dk/udstillinger/acts-14

Dirt (2014)

Photo series of piles of dirt

as part of the group show This is our Art This is our Music, David Risley Gallery, Copenhagen.

Grundspor / Ground Tracks (2013)

With Claus Haxholm.

Theorems:

(I) ”In a non-euclidean space, parallel lines are those that intersect only in the limit of infinity”

(II) ”Lines are vectors of energy”

(III) ”Freedom is around the corner”

As part of The Hammer Without a Master: Henning Christiansen’s archive

22.6 – 25.8. 2013

Kunsthal 44 Møn. Henning Cristiansen var med til at starte Kunsthallen 44 Møn. Initiativet blev taget af en række fluxsuskunstnere på Møn med kurator Rene Block i spidsen. Efter Henning Christiansens død i 2008 opkøbte René Block rettighederne til hans arkiv.

Udstillingen er blevet til i et samarbejde mellem kurator Chiara Giovando og de inviterede kunstnere.

Medvirkende kunstnere og komponister:

Society for the Disorderly Speakers (DK), Jakob Kirkegaard, (DK) Tori Wrånes (NO), Leif Elggren (SE), Gordon Monahan (CA) Marja-leena Sillanpää (SE) Tobias Kirstein og Claus Haxholm (DK) -Andreas Führer (DK), Johannes Lund (DK) og Vagn E. Olsson (DK).

 

Rot (2013)

Low frequency sine wave in the basement of the defunct B&W ship yard in Elsinore, as part of the Click Festival, 2013.

Vitt Brus / White Noise (2012)

Performance at The Nordic Embassies, Transmediale, Berlin, with swedish poet Pär Thörn.

Curated by Jacob Lillemose.

White Noise (2012) by Miriam Nielsen

Into the Landscape 2012– a series of short landscape films by Miriam Nielsen and a selection of Danish contemporary artists.

One place, one day and one meeting sets the framework for these films. The films combine landscape photography and artistic reportage. She has invited 4 artists to show her a particular landscape, which is significant to them. Within this framework – one place, one day and one meeting – different scenarios unfold, each film attempting to portray the uniqueness of a particular landscape as well as the artist’s unique relationship with the location through images and sound design.

In WHITE NOISE. Tobias Kirstein walks through a dense forest with his eyes closed using the white noise reflected by the trees to navigate.

Blood Mystery (2012) with Johs Lund

2 bass amps, metal sheet, microphones, pigs blood, liquid dispenser, Mayhem, 2012.

83 ofre for den forrige hukommelse / 83 victims of the former memory (2012)

With Rasmus Graff and Johs Lund performance at Lyd + Litteraturfestival, Århus 2012.

Chalk, knives, text, mortar, microphones.

 

Sleepless Dream – an ensemble of imagined forces within its society that is poised to tear it apart (2012)

Collaborative exhibition of sound and sculpture with Charlotte Walentin at FASAD, Malmø.

“Den svenske billedkunster Charlotte Walentin og den danske lydkunstner TR Kirstein står bag en-dags udstillingen “…an ensemble of imagined forces within its society that is poised to tear it apart””. Poltergeists fanget i metal, indre stemmer mod plexiglas, en foruroligende drømmetilstand spændt op mellem ekstrem ro og uro, stasis og vibration. Baseret i et minimum af samtaler og forestillinger om drømte forhørsteknikker bringes det umælende i fokus gennem et 4 timer langt forløb med minimale forandringer i vente.”

http://www.charlottewalentin.se/

Digging Dirt (2011) with Claus Haxholm and Andreas Führer

Concerts for Dreamachines (2011) with Runar Magnusson

Suspended pause (2011)

The election campaign of Dror Feiler (2010)

In the 2010 Swedish general election, artist and composer Dror Feiler was a candidate for the Left Party (Swedish: Vänsterpartiet) in Stockholm.

To help him spread his message, I decided to include his election campaign in the exhibition I created with Maiken Vibe Bauer as part of the Images-festival in Copenhagen.

Dror Feiler obtained 1,784 personal preference votes in Stockholm Municipality (4.51% of the Left Party votes, the second most voted candidate on the list after party chairman Lars Ohly) and 629 personal preference votes in Stockholm County (1.99% of the Left Party votes).

http://www.drorfeiler.se/

Watch a short portrait of Dror Feiler made by Blixa Bargeld here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ksw5eXrADc0

Releases / Publications

Records, CD’s and Cassette Tapes

BÅNDMAGASINET – 1. udgave, November 2017 Bidrag fra: Sandra Boss, Tobias Kirstein, Claus Haxholm, Lars Bech Pilgaard, Johannes Björkman, Jan Høgh Stricker, Asger Kudahl, William Kudahl. http://www.resonansrecordings.com/bandmagasinet/

Kirstein – Furnace (LP) Sensorisk Verden

Tony Conrad/Kirstein – Live at Mayhem (cass) Insula

Kirstein/ Nielsen I AM SO HAPPY I COULD SPIT / I WILL NOT SEE (LP) Infinite Waves

Kirstein / Joachim Nordwall – 15 Minutes Of Mayhem In Mayhem (Cass, S/Sided, Ltd)

Kirstein/ Kirkegaard – IMPERIA (LP) Posh Isolation

Lights People with Leif Elggren/Goodiepal (LP) Firework Edition Records

Lights People & CM Von Hausswolff (CD) Firework Edition Records

Lund, A. Hartvig, M. Bertel, A. Führer & TR Kirstein – Plays Spiral & Metatron’s Cube (LP) 2014

Johns Lunds & TR Kirstein – Lithobolia (10″) yoyooyoy

Pär Thörn & TR Kirstein – Slug Bait (Cass, Ltd, C30)

Thörn /Kirstein (Cass, Ltd, C30)

To\To Pois Demonit Pois (LP) Cejero 2014

To\To\Tu with Robert Turman – To\To\Tu (LP, S/Sided) Halloween Creativity 2015

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Texts and Books

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

Der Findes ikke Løsninger, Kun Beslutninger OVO #32 60 sider, garnhæftet. Køb her

Den yttersta dagen Tidningen har limmad rygg och är 56 sidor tjock. Upplagan är begränsad till 133 exemplar. Forlaget Storno. UDSOLGT.

Gallus indeholder opskrifter på galblæk, en oversættelse H.P. Lovecrafts langdigt Svampe fra Yuggoth, fotos m.m. Katalog udgivet i forbindelse med udstillingen Gallus af Rasmus Rosengaard og Tobias R. Kirstein på Galleri D7 v./kurator Melou Vangaard. Tekst og billeder af Tobias R. Kirstein. Layout Jeppe Pendrup Jørgensen. Print KLD Repro med et oplag på 100.

Tulpa is an artists’ (log)book published in conjunction with the exhibition “Tulpa – a fictive topography” at Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen, 2016. The book consists of travel notes from a fictional place in words and images. Photographs, drawings and an onomatopoeic sound walk describe an undefined landscape. With text contributions by Deepa Bhasthi, Jesper Elving and Sharada Srinivasan. Edition of 300. Published June 2016. Graphic Design: Martin Ransby. www.ransbyeditions.com

83 ofre for den forrige hukommelse, Rasmus Graff, Johannes Lund, Tobias Kirstein, 32 pages written for and performed during Lyd+Litteraturfestivalen/Festival for Sound and Literature, Godsbanen, Århus, 27. april 2012.

William S. Burroughs De Vilde Drenge, Translation and foreword with Kasper Opstrup.  Antipyrine 2017.

William S. Burroughs Akademi 23 translated and edited with Kasper Opstrup, Antipyrine 2014.

Det Arkipelagiske Legeme /The Archipelagic Body folder text for the exhibition Vestindiske Forestillinger by Jacob Kirkegaard and Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Overgaden udstillingssted for Samtidskunst, 2017. Read (in english) Læs (på dansk)

Liner notes for Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard – Sound X Sound 7 x 7″ vinyl, Edition·S – music¬sound¬art

Baby says hello/goodbye tekst Slagtryk, Tidsskrift for Digte og Kortprosa Februar 2017 Udgivet af Kronstork.

Manuscript for Det Omvända Sjutalet in Pär Thörn, Ordningen Upprätthålls Alltid, Apart, 2013

I’ll come out when I’m good and ready, kronik, Geiger nr.20, maj 2011

 

 

Lights People

Lights People with Mikka Vainio, Click Festival.

Lights People was founded in 2003 by Sune TB Nielsen and TR Kirstein. Toke Tietze Mortensen joined later.

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.

More here: http://www.lightspeople.net/

To\To

Drum duo with Toke Tietze Mortensen. Out on Cejero and Halloween Creativity.

 

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