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SWEDEN:

    * STIGMA is part of the group exhibition Between Realities at Fägfabriken:
"Five contemporary artists participate in the exhibition Between Realities and in different ways focus upon what it entails to be human in a rapidly changing world. A world where technology is perpetually altering our behaviours and perceptions of the world.
Naturally, it is difficult to fully grasp and portray what digitalization will mean for our lives and societies. The constantly connected world creates exciting possibilities as well as practical and philosophical challenges. Is it accurate to say that digitalization alters our perception and that we thus experience the world through a deceptive filter that amplifies, reduces and ultimately distorts? If so, what does that mean?
Between Realities presents works by Anna Uddenberg, Jacob Kirkegaard, Wendy McMurdo, Julius von Bismarck and Katja Novitskova that reflect on the technological development and its impact on the future society."
STIGMA functions partly in an artistic tradition of nature descriptions, but is multi-layered and moves in between dimensions. With the help of highly sensitive microphones, Kirkegaard has recorded sounds that you cannot hear with the human ear.
The sounds add another dimension and layer to the video footage. They change the perception and experience of the landscape and open up for new interpretations. Since the piece was recorded in Fukushima, it is easy to draw connections between the soundtrack and the radioactivity. The radiation is always there but it cannot be seen with your eyes. STIGMA also opens up discussion about the relation between civilisation, nature and humanity.


LATVIA:

    * MELT as part of the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA): EVERYTHING WAS FOREVER UNTIL IT WAS NO MORE, Riga, June 2nd - October 28th

 

 

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DENMARK:

    * Jacob Kirkegaard performs his underwater piece AESTURARIUM live for a 14-channel acousmonium in connection to Wego / Dead Alive, Pakhus 11, Copenhagen, July 13th

SPAIN:

    * TRANSMISSION part of the group exhibition TALE of AN OCEAN, curated by Aukje Lepoutre Ravn. The exhibition presents the work of eleven contemporary visual artists and from Denmark – Sophie Dupont, Jacob Kirkegaard, Oskar Koliander, Rasmus Nilausen, Helene Nymann, Kaspar Oppen Samuelsen & Marie Louise Vittrup, Julie Stavad, Tove Storch, Astrid Svangren and SUPERFLEX. June 20th - 28th


LATVIA:

    * MELT as part of the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA): EVERYTHING WAS FOREVER UNTIL IT WAS NO MORE, Riga, June 2nd - O
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LATVIA:

    * MELT as part of the 1st Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art (RIBOCA): EVERYTHING WAS FOREVER UNTIL IT WAS NO MORE, Riga, June 2nd - October 28th

CANADA:

    * Suoni Per Il Popolo, Fonderie Darling, Festival Akousma, Quatuor Bozzini and CKUT presents:
Jacob Kirkegaard interprets Else-Marie Pade’s FAUST SUITE live. Quatuor Bozzini interprets Eliane Radigue, Montréal, June 9th
    * Tools of the Trade artist talk & workshop with Jacob Kirkegaard, La Casa Del Popolo, Montréal, June 10th
    * Suoni Per Il Popolo, Fonderie Darling, Festival Akousma, Media City Film Festival and CKUT 90.3FM presents:
Jacob Kirkegaard performs Labyrinthitis + The Films of Yoko Ono, Montréal, June 11th


AUSTRALIA:

    * Jacob Kirkegaard is part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney with his work Through the Wall. Can be experienced at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, March 16th - June 11th


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DENMARK:

    * Sine Sweep for 10 Oscillators by Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard & Jacob Kirkegaard, World premiere at TAPE in Aarhus, May 22nd
    * Polyzygotic plays Harmonia III by Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard, Thrum by Jacob Kirkegaard and Sine Sweep for 10 Oscillators by Niels Lyhne Løkkegaard & Jacob Kirkegaard, Three live acts at Alice in Copenhagen on May 23rd
    * MELT at For a gentle song would not shake us.... Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. March 26th - May 27th


HOLLAND:

    * Thrum is part of de Appel curatorial programme: Brace for Impact. Thrum is a 4-channel sound portrait of an industrial section within Africa’s largest outdoor market, Merkato, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While being an essential hub for trading, a significant part of Merkato is also based on recycling. This piece is composed of nearby field recordings, extracted from the thrumming ‘iron and metal section,’ where hundreds of men spend all day reshaping oil drums by hammering on them with all their might. Amsterdam, May 14th


GREECE:

    * Sound and Space Research - Resound Kefalonia 2018: This year's edition "Resound Kefalonia" will focus on Auditory Spatial Awareness and the importance of our attention as a tool for resistance, for awareness to our surroundings, to environmental and social concerns. Artist and instructor Sandra Volny, Ph.D. will lead the program with our special guest, Danish artist Jacob Kirkegaard, who will act as a mentor, present his work and lead an on-site workshop. The intensive research week will take shape via shared on-site experiments, creative exercises, readings, discussion and a final exhibition in the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture’s main gallery in Kefalonia. May 15th –21st (Kirkegaard's workshop between 17th & 18th)


SWEDEN:

    * Humdrum – a non-event: A sound performance by Jacob Kirkegaard at S!gnal Location TBA, Malmö, May 28th, 6pm


USA:

    * Isfald at the exhibition 33° at David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, March 31st - May 27th



AUSTRALIA:

    * Jacob Kirkegaard is part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney with his work Through the Wall. Can be experienced at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, March 16th - June 11th




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USA:

    * Isfald at the exhibition 33° at David Winton Bell Gallery, Providence, March 31st - May 27th
    * Artist talk as part of the 33° exhibition, Providence, April 6th
    * Labyrinthitis live as part of the 33° exhibition, Providence, April 7th


AUSTRALIA:

    * Jacob Kirkegaard is part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney with his work Through the Wall. Can be experienced at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, March 16th - June 11th


DENMARK:
    * For a gentle song would not shake us if we had never heard a loud one. Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. March 26th - May 27th
    * Kortlægninger (Mappings) alongside the Greenlandic/Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) and Aage Bertelsen (1873-1945). Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, January 6th - April 29th
    * Artist talk as part of the Kortlægninger, Næstved, April 26th




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AUSTRALIA:

    * As part of the 21st Biennale of Sydney Jacob Kirkegaard will be showing his work Through the Wall at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, March 16th - June 11th
    * Aion live at The People’s Republic of Australasia in Camperdown, Sydney, Monday 12th.
    * Liquid Architecture has invited Kirkegaard to present Labyrinthitis at ACCA - Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, March 16th



FRANCE:

    * Jacob Kirkegaard presents Else Marie Pade's work 7 Cirkler live at INA GRM's Présences Électronique, Paris, March 24th

DENMARK:

    * For a gentle song would not shake us if we had never heard a loud one. Fotografisk Center, Copenhagen. March 26th - May 27th
    * Kortlægninger (Mappings) alongside the Greenlandic/Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) and Aage Bertelsen (1873-1945). Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, January 6th - April 29th


USA:

    * VOID - Kirkegaard's first solo exhibition in the U.S.A. at Fridman Gallery, New York City. Feb 11th-March 17th.

 

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USA:

    * Jacob Kirkegaard performs live at Fridman Gallery's New Ear Festival in New York City, February 8th.
Thrum is a sound portrait of an industrial section within Africa’s largest outdoor market, Merkato, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. While being an essential hub for trading, a significant part of Merkato is also based on recycling. This piece is composed of nearby field recordings, extracted from the thrumming ‘iron and metal section,’ where hundreds of men spend all day reshaping oil drums by hammering on them with all their might. 
    * VOID: Kirkegaard's first solo exhibition in the U.S.A. at Fridman Gallery, New York City. Feb 11th-March 17th.
Black Metal Square #1 (2017) is a free-hanging one-square-meter black metal plate whose subtle natural vibrations are amplified and fed back into itself, enhancing the readymade resonance. The sound sculpture references Kazimir Malevich’s Black Square and the astronomer Robert Fludd’s early 17th century drawing of a black square inscribed with the phrase et sic in infinitum (and so on to infinity). What does the Black Square sound like? 
Ice Age (2016) is a pair of photographs of spectacular glaciers in Greenland where Kirkegaard made field recordings of melting ice. In one of the pictures, we see a hydrophone cable disappearing into a hole in the glacier, which resembles an eye staring back at us. The hydrophone is listening deep inside the glacier, eavesdropping on an otherwise inaccessible and dangerous space. Presented alongside the photographs is Melt, a composition of those field recordings, a sonic image of constant flow and change, and of human actions affecting the surrounding world.
Hotel Chernobyl (2006) is a series of photographs taken inside the only hotel existing inside the Zone of Exclusion in Chernobyl, Ukraine. The images of barren interiors, filled only with 1980s furniture and dim halogen light, resonate with the conspicuous absence of human bodies. Accompanying the photographs is Aion, an audio-visual work recorded and filmed in the Zone.


DENMARK:

    * MELT is part of the exhibition Kortlægninger (Mappings) alongside the Greenlandic/Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) and Aage Bertelsen (1873-1945). Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, January 6th - April 29th
    * For the exhibition Vibrant Matter, Kirkegaard has created Anima & Animus, a new sound work created from surface vibration recordings of a man's body. The sounds acompany the Danish artist Kai Nielsen's sculpture of a woman; Leda without the Swan (1920). The title refers partly to the feminine and masculine latin terms for 'air, wind, breath, vitality'. But in particular to Carl Jung's theory of Amina as the female part in the man's unconscious and Animus as the masculine part of woman's unconscious. By exposing the masculine body's inner sound world along with the female Leda the work disolves the borderline between sculpture and living body, woman and man. SAK, Svendborg, Jan 21st - March 4th.



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DENMARK:

    * MELT is part of the exhibition Kortlægninger (Mappings) alongside the Greenlandic/Danish artist Pia Arke (1958-2007) and Aage Bertelsen (1873-1945). Rønnebæksholm, Næstved, January 6th - April 29th
    * For the exhibition Vibrant Matter, Kirkegaard has created Anima & Animus, a new sound work created from surface vibration recordings of a man's body. The sounds acompany the Danish artist Kai Nielsen's sculpture of a woman; Leda without the Swan (1920). The title refers partly to the feminine and masculine latin terms for 'air, wind, breath, vitality'. But in particular to Carl Jung's theory of Amina as the female part in the man's unconscious and Animus as the masculine part of woman's unconscious. By exposing the masculine body's inner sound world along with the female Leda the work disolves the borderline between sculpture and living body, woman and man. SAK, Svendborg, Jan 21st - March 4th.
    * Kirkegaard will perform his first otoacoustic sound work Labyrinthitis (2007) live at Jyderup Højskole, Jan 25th at 7:30 pm.





2017