The sources of Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard's works derive from unaudible or unheard acoustic phenomena. With sensors and recording methods the material is unfolded into compositions, sound works or visual, spatial installations. Kirkegaard has explored sonic environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, a rotating TV tower, Arctic hydrosonic calving glaciers and even tones generated by the human inner ear itself. Jacob Kirkegaard listens behind the immediate and challenges our perception of ourselves and the world around us.
Based in Berlin, Kirkegaard is a graduate of the Academy for Media Arts in Cologne, Germany. Since 1995, he has presented his works at galleries, museums, venues & conferences throughout the world, i.e. MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA in Denmark, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection and at the Rothko Chapel in Houston and at the Aichi Triennale in Japan.
His sound works are released by Touch, Important Records & Posh Isolation.
"For all the scientific rigour to Kirkegaard's research into the sonic possibilities of various materials, his work reveals an underlying fascination for the mysteries and myths embedded in them. His work channels an access to an inner world" wrote about him Anne Hilde Neset in The Wire
magazine (July 2009).
Kirkegaard is currently an Artist in Residency at the ISCP in New York City, USA.