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LJUDSKÅDNING - Outdoor Sound Installation
(X)sites Kattegattsleden
Gullbranna Observatorium, Sweden
5 aug-8 okt 2017

My work consists of two parts: a sound installation at a parking lot along the cycle path where artificial creatures have a conversation in the forest. The sound is based on plastic litter collected along the coast and processed electronically. If you continue along the gravel road you will find an old observatory where the second installation is located. In the fifties, space was explored here, but is now closed. However, the research continues but now without any management. Not just sound watching against the sky but also down to the underworld.

Mitt verk består av två delar: en ljudinstallation vid en parkeringsplats längs cykelvägen där artificiella varelser gör läten inne i skogen. Ljudet utgår från plastskräp som samlats in längs kusten och bearbetats elektroniskt. Dessa läten inbjuder till att fortsätta längs grusvägen som leder upp till ett gammalt observatorium i vars inre den andra installationen är placerad. På femtiotalet utforskades världsrymden här men är nu nedlagt sedan ett halvår tillbaka. Forskningen fortsätter dock. Men nu utan ledning. Inte bara ljudskådning mot skyn. Utan också ner mot underjorden.

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SAMTAL MED SKRÄP / CONVERSATION WITH TRASH
Videoinstallation by Mikael Ericsson

The Tall Ships Races, Halmstad
30 juni-2 juli kl. 12-19
3 juli kl. 12-16

The project focus on the large concentration of waste of plastics that cumulates far out in the oceans. In contrast to organic waste the plastic can not be decomposed into smaller parts which affects the biological life in the ocean. In the video installation Conversation with trash Mikael Ericsson works with hand-drawn animations to describe this phenomenon.
The project was supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

Projektet utgår från den stora koncentration av plastskräp som samlas långt ut i världshaven. Till skillnad från organiskt avfall så bryts inte plast ner utan sönderdelas till allt mindre delar som till slut påverkar det biologiska livet i havet. I videoinstallationen Samtal med skräp arbetar Mikael Ericsson med handtecknade animationer för att skildra detta fenomen. Projektet har genomförts med stöd från Konstnärsnämnden.

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SOUND OF SÖRMLAND - MIKAEL ERICSSON
Ekotempel, ljudinstallation, SträngnÄs, Sweden
15 Juni - 13 aug 2017

For this sound installation Mikael Ericsson used Strängnäs Cathedral as an architectural tool for an echo mining performance. The raw material was processed and then installed at the Eco tempel in Strängnäs, Sweden.

I Mikael Ericssons ljudinstallation användes Strängnäs Domkyrka som gruva för ekoutvinning. Genom en performance bearbetades råvaran som därefter installerades vid Ekotemplet på kullen bredvid (som därmed fick göra skäl för sitt namn).

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SAMTAL MED SKRÄP / CONVERSATION WITH TRASH - MIKAEL ERICSSON - 2017

Piece for pipeorgan, sampler and animation
Koncert Kirken, Copenhagen, Denmark
19 May 2017

Projektet har genomförts med stöd från Konstnärsnämnden / The project was supported by The Swedish Arts Grants Committee

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HELDSCALLA
Mikael Ericsson 2011
Beckers Konstnärstipendium 30 år, Färgfabriken, Stockholm 2017
Foto: Mattias Lindbäck


SNIGELOFON - MIKAEL ERICSSON (WITH JULIE ERICSSON) 2016

Permanent Sound Installation
Halmstad, Sweden

SOUNDTRACK NISSAN - MIKAEL ERICSSON
Sound installation, Sound at Nissan, Halmstad, Sweden,
2016
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LJUD VID NISSAN
Sound at Nissan (Ljud vid Nissan) was a sound art festival hosted by Harp Art Lab in Halmstad, Sweden, in September 2016. Sound at Nissan drew together a wide range of ideas and practices: as well as showcasing artistic experimentation in sound installation and improvisatory performance, the festival demonstrated a hybrid model for collecting and harnessing urban “spatial intelligence” relating to sound, from multiple perspectives. The artworks in the festival offered useful, albeit informal, investigations of sound in public space – across physical, social and sonic dimensions – that are not feasible in normal planning and development situations. Soundwalks conducted with public participation encouraged engagement in urban sound space among residents through artistic practices of listening.

Sound at Nissan was supported by Kulturbryggan, Region Halland and Halmstad Kommun.

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NOTES FROM THE TWIN CHAMBER
RÖDA STEN KONSTHALL, Gothenburg, Sweden
13/6-23/8 2015


The spectacular video animation Notes from the Twin Chamber introduces a curious and strange other world doomed in the hands of nature’s force. The viewer is struck by 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 carts, trash and debris – passes by in a state of diminished gravity, 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. Contrastingly, an element of hope and cheerful emotion still comes through. Ericsson alludes to a world filled with the anxiety of complete human helplessness. This coincides with some of the great existential issues that concern humankind today. It also 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.

MIKAEL ERICSSON works with various forms of artistic expressions such as drawing, animation, sculpture, sound, film and television. In recent years, Ericsson has created a series of large-scale audio and video installations using hand drawing animation and fluorescent light to stage his cinematic installations.

EFTERKLANG / REVERBERATIONS / RÖDA STEN KONSTHALL / GOTHENBURG / 2015
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
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MUGSHOTS / MIKAEL ERICSSON

Väggrelief, Katrinebergs Folkhögskola, 2015



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

PIECE FOR KVARNOFON AND CHOIR, 2014
Harp Art Lab Sweden



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.



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

15 x 20 x 5 m
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KVARNOFONI - MILLOPHONIA / MIKAEL ERICSSON / Since 2012
Permanent Sound Installation
Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Windmill, Sweden
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Kulturbryggan, Stiftelsen Framtidens kultur och Stiftelsen Längmanska Kulturfonden har gett stöd till Kvarnofonen.


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


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
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UNDERGROUND OPERATION / MIKAEL ERICSSON /2010
Video installation with UV-light, sculptures and sound
Varberg Fortress, Sweden
40 x 15 x 6 m
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Reportage om Kvarnofonen TV4

TJ Stef & Millophonia Mike - Live from Harp Art Lab, sept 6, 2014
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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 (at) trumtrum.se
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