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REVERBERATIONS / RÖDA STEN KONSTHALL / GOTHENBURG

Exhibition Opening Times
13 June - 23rd August 2015
Tuesday-Sunday 12-5pm
Wednesdays 12-7pm
Mondays Closed


Röda Sten Konsthall is pleased to present this year's summer exhibition REVERBERATIONS. Presenting sculpture, photography, sound, video and installation, the exhibition compiles a group of eight artists, all working with sound as a medium of reference. Mikael Ericsson is participating with his spectacular video animation "Notes from the Twin Chamber".

Exhibiting Artists: Janet Cardiff (CA), Mikael Ericsson (SE), Jonas Gazell (SE), Babette Mangolte (US), José Luis Martinat (PE), Ursula Nistrup (DK), Kirstine Roepstorff (DK), Vinyl, Terror- & Horror (DK)

Curator: Aukje Lepoutre Ravn

Notes From The Twin Chamber

The spectacular video animation Notes from the Twin Chamber opens up to a curious and strange other world that lays domed in the hands of nature’s force. Mikael Ericsson strikes his viewer by introducing the magic of a floating cosmic universe inhabited by disquieting celestial organisms. To the sound of maritime foghorns, microwave clocks and creaking wood, fragments of known objects - airplanes, trees, saw blades, shopping charts, trash and debris – passes by as being dissolved by gravity and falling from the face of the earth.

Resembling the wake of what could be a post-apocalyptic disaster Notes from the Twin Chamber presents a futuristic scenario where the order of existence is disorder and destruction, but also chance and wonder. Ericsson’s allusion of the world and the anxiety of human helplessness, coincide with some of the great environmental issues that concern humankind today. It inscribes itself in a tradition of artistic philosophy, concerned with the fate of man and for whom the prelude to the end of the world is a moment of exploration and reflection. And still, behind the apparent tragedy of chaos and destruction, an element of hopeful emotion seems to push through.

Reverberations

With reference to its formal definition, the word reverberation describes “the prolongation of a sound after a sound is produced” – a type of resonance. A reverberation thus accumulates all reflected sounds in a space while taking a new shape. Referencing this phenomenon the exhibition Reverberations explores how sound is employed in relation to form, shape and architecture, but will also look and listen for ways in which sound embodies physical space and can be felt as a visceral experience.

Because we experience sound through our sensory perception, sound also has the potential to cause and create a tremendous impact on our emotional landscapes. As a result we become aware of just how powerful sound can be in evoking lasting personal memories, narratives and stories. Led on by one of sound art’s modern masterpieces - The Forty Part Motet by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff -Reverberations essentially seeks to explore the very notions of sound’s afterlife and its echoing visual universe.

“Sound is a vast immaterial occurrence - a phenomenon so eternally present in our everyday lives, yet completely intangible. Sounds accompany us in everything we do and therefore confirms our existence - when we walk through cities or landscapes, have conversations or even when we dream. When things are silent we make up our inner soundtracks, connecting our experiences of sound, image and space with how we remember events. Ultimately sound plays a fundamental role in constituting our identities”. - Aukje Lepoutre Ravn

Press Images

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DARK HONEYMOON / MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2009
Video installation with mobile and stationary projectors, UV-light and sound
Får ej övertäckas, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sweden
18 x 20 x 3 m



DARK HONEYMOON
/ MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2009
Video installation with mobile and stationary projectors, UV-light and sound
Får Ej Övertäckas, Eskilstuna Konstmuseum, Sweden
18 x 20 x 3 m



UNDERGROUND OPERATION / MIKAEL ERICSSON /2010
Video installation with UV-light, sculptures and sound
Varberg Fortress, Sweden
40 x 15 x 6 m



UNDERGROUND OPERATION /
MIKAEL ERICSSON /2010

Video installation with UV-light, sculptures and sound
Varberg Fortress, Sweden
40 x 15 x 6 m
Photos


BZZZ 2015, HARP ART LAB, SWEDEN, JULY 3-5 2015
www.harpartlab.se



SKULPTUR / MIKAEL ERICSSON
HALMSTADS KONSTHALL/ 8 APRIL-24 MAJ 2015

Öppet: mån-fre 10-18, lör 11-16, sön 12-16

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MISSION ACCOMPLISHED
/ MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2013
One Sculpture, Two Paintings, Three Projections
Fotografier från utställningen

Recension Sydsvenskan 20/9 2013
GALLERI 21, MALMÖ
14/9 - 6/10


KVARNOFONI - MILLOPHONIA
/ MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2012 - 2015
Permanent Sound Installation
Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Windmill, Sweden
22 x 22 x 28 m
Read about
the project




THE ANT NEBULA
/ MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2012 - 2014
Large Scale Video Installation with mobile projectors, sculptures, UV-light and sound
Sense and Sensibility 2012 / Heart and Brain 2013, Avesta Art, Sweden

15 x 20 x 5 m



THE ANT NEBULA / MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2012 - 2014
Large Scale Video Installation with mobile projectors, sculptures, UV-light and sound
Sense and sensibility, Avesta Art, Sweden

15 x 20 x 5 m
Read about the project

Videoinstallation by Trumtrum Mikael Ericsson

NOTES FROM THE TWIN CHAMBER
/ MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2011
Video Installation with two stationary projectors, UV-light and sound
Scream, Vestfossen Kunstlaboratorium, Norway

10 x 10 x 3 m



GRANEN KLÄDD AV SINA UNGKARLAR, TILL OCH MED /
MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2011

Video Installation with two stationary projectors, UV-light and sound, 12,5 x 4,5 m
Do It Yourself! Moderna Museet, Stockholm, Sweden
Photos

Stück für Kvarnofon und Chor 2014
Harp Art Lab Sweden.



UTAN KVARNFONEN STANNAR SVERIGE!
SVERIGE! SVT1 7/9 KL 19 samt SVT24 8/9, SVT1 9/9, SVT1 14/9 + SVTPLAY


MILLOPHONIA at SUPERMARKET 2014 - STOCKHOLM INDEPENDENT ART FAIR FEB 14-16


MILLOPHONIA is a site specific sound installation in Harp Art Lab windmill by Mikael Ericsson. The sails, of the windmill, are running two enormous bellows that are supplying a modified pipe organ with air. The sound is controlled by a pneumatic mechanism that operates the pipe organ action via piano-rolls that are preprogrammed by the artist. This procedure is 100% handmade by cutting, punching and stitching it all together to feed Millophonia with fresh sound art.



BZZZ Internationall Sound Art Festival 2014 Sveriges Television
Harp Art Lab July 4-6 (exhibition july 4 - aug 17)
See more: www.harpartlab.se


TJ Stef & Millophonia Mike - Live from Harp Art Lab, sept 6, 2014
See more: www.harpartlab.se




THE ROOM WAS EMPTY APART FROM A SHELF ON THE WALL / MIKAEL ERICSSON / 2008

Video installation with mobile projector, UV-light and sound,
Malmö Art Museum, Sweden
13 x 14 x 4,5 m


Contact: ericsson@trumtrum.se
Tel: +46 (0)70 7304631

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