A black metal plate (100 x 100 x 0.1 cm), sensor, contact speaker, light, amplifier and steel wire.
Black Metal Square # 1 is a freely hanging black metal plate whose subtle natural vibrations are amplified and played back into itself, evoking its resonant frequencies. The installation refers to Kazimir Malevich’s famous painting Black Square from 1915 and his quote ‘It is from zero, in zero, that the true movement of being begins’. The astronomer Robert Fludd’s drawing of the black square from 1617 inscribed with the phrase ‘et sic in infinitum’ (and so on to infinity) is also an inspirational source for Jacob Kirkegaard's black square, who asks the question: ’but how does the black square sound?"
Exhibition at Galleri Tom Christoffersen, Copenhagen, Denmark
January 19th - 26th, 2019
Opening with live performance on the 18th