P E R M A N E N T  C L O U D

PERMANENT CLOUD is a sound and visual installation created especially for Mori Art Museum. The work captures the sound
of humanity's rapidly growing digital memory stored in the mechanical heart of the Cloud. Jacob Kirkegaard made audio
recordings at a massive data center in Germany with sensors placed directly on different parts of its servers.
These sounds of the mechanical Cloud are combined with video footage he shot of natural clouds.

For the exhibition Permanent Cloud was installed in a darkened room on the 53rd floor of the Mori Tower. The sound recordings of the Cloud played through four speakers located in the corners of the room. Video recordings of clouds were projected through a semi-transparent hanging projection screen onto the large floor-to-ceiling window at the other end of the room, which was covered by a darkening film. Through this last projection surface could be seen the real clouds and the Tokyo skyline beyond that became integral parts of the work.

Mori Art Museum 20th Anniversary Exhibition: World Classroom, Tokyo, Japan. April 19 - September 24, 2023



Jacob Kirkegaard recording at data center in Germany, 2023

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