Category: 2017

Two Way Mirror (2017)

Installation consisting of 3 books, 2 cassettes, custom glasses with mirrors on both sides.

The release of a vinyl record titled Furnace.

Twerg Studium, Copenhagen, October 2017

As part of the exhibition series Former Commodity, curated by Alexander Holm.

Interview in Blacklisted

Photos by Alexander Holm


A small exhibition, a still life consisting of books and tapes, that investigates the relationship between a few historically contextual objects; instruments of insight, possibilities and control on the one hand and on the other a mystery that conceals itself.

I imagine there’s shining sheet of golden metal between these kinds of knowledge. A space where we can share and create maps of knowledge, and one that is different. The part that is not shared and is not visible. Has no interest. Face towards the sun. The night is also a sun.

The surfaces of objects. And the shiny surface that is visible and touchable and promises sensibilities into a world that is not here right now but always a millisecond away in the far distance

Some things have a reflecting surface, some don’t. We make instruments of control and insight. We make habits and systems. Different economies made for different insights.

Does the knowledge and experience, obtained by these instruments, pass through this shining barrier.

Itsukushima (2017)

7 channel electronic drone

as part of Hiroshi Sambuichis architectural installation in the 16 mio liter underground water reservoir, Cisternerne, Copenhagen.

Presented by CPH ART WEEK august 27. – 28.

Curated by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn

Supported by Statens Kunstfond


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Teaching Old Hammers New Tricks (2017)

Hammers, sound, water, soap.

Performed with poet Jonas Okholm Jensen at Maya Performance Festival august, Mayhem and as part of A Starry Night at Honeyland Palace, Reffen 209.


Dracula Never Ends (2017)

Electronic drone for 7 speakers at David Risley Gallery.

Dracula Never Ends.

Tobias R Kirstein live drone performance celebrating the cassette release of Tony Conrad / Tobias R. Kirstein ‘Live at Mayhem March 1. 2012’ on Insula Music

5 years ago and so many things have happened.
5 years ago I played a duo concert with Tony Conrad at Mayhem. We spent the afternoon together, talking and trying out stuff.
Mostly just talking. He had a sore shoulder which meant we should take it slow from the beginning.

          The recording of the concert was on the shelf for some years until Johs Lund made a mix and convinced me to release it. The tape was ready for a while. Andreas Korsgaard made a great cover. Insula Records was happy to put it out. Thank you!

Life and death happened.
Red and golden colors.
Such a little box of plastic and magnetic tape means so much.
All things considered, I think it is appropriate to celebrate the release instead of hanging around and getting all sentimental.

No talking.

A big celebratory drone in an art space suits the participants and the sound well.

David Risley Gallery, the best gallery in town, was kind enough to open their doors.
So here we are.