SOUND OF SÖRMLAND - MIKAEL ERICSSON Två ljudinstallationer i Domkyrkan och Ekotemplet i Strängnes
15 Juni - 15 aug 2017
BZZZ! INTERNATIONAL SOUND ART FESTIVAL Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Väderkvarn, Sweden July 7-8, 2017
HELDSCALLA (BUILDING 7)
Mikael Ericsson 2011 Beckers Konstnärstipendium 30 år, Färgfabriken, Stockholm 2017
LJUD VID NISSAN - MIKAEL ERICSSON (CURATOR) Sound at Nissan (Ljud vid Nissan) was a sound art festival hosted byHarp Art Labin 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.
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 PDF about the exhibition
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
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
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
UNDERGROUND OPERATION / MIKAEL ERICSSON /2010 Video installation with UV-light, sculptures and sound Varberg Fortress, Sweden 40 x 15 x 6 m Photos
UTAN KVARNFONEN STANNAR SVERIGE! SVERIGE! Sveriges Television