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TWO NEW RELEASES on IMPORTANT RECORDS, USA:

Phonurgia Metallis (CD)
Read more about the original work HERE

Black Metal Square (LP)
Read more about the original work HERE

The Wire announcement HERE

 

 

 


T E S T I M O N I U M

TESTIMONIUM is an audio-visual work created from recordings from waste, recycling and wastewater facilities
in Denmark and Latvia as well as from one of the world’s largest landfills; the Dandora dumpingsite in Nairobi, Kenya.

Vibration sensors were placed inside piles of waste and on large incinerators. Underwater microphones were lowered underneath the surfaces of polluted rivers and large wastewater management basins. Acoustic microphones were pointed at bleak landscapes of burning plastic ignited by the wind. Like a testimonium from the past as if experienced from the future, these close-up recordings of human generated waste offers an intimate revisit into human discarded matter, their metamorphic journeys or absorbing endurance.

Denmark: BIOFOS Denmark, Reiling Glasrecycling Denmark, STENA Recycling, ARGO, Vestforbraending. Latvia/Estonia: WasteArt project NOT out of sight NOT out of mind Campaign, IES, ZAAO Ltd (LV), MoKS (EE), Evelyn and John Grzinich. Kenya: Nao Takeuchi, Waste Management Unit, UN-Habitat, David Makori; Chief Environment Officer,
Wambua Ndaka; Site Manager at Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi City County and Mohamed; leader of waste pickers at Dandora Dumpsite, Nairobi


DATES:
World premiere in Nairobi, Kenya (UN Habitat exhibition, TBA)
Nuuk Art Museum, Nuuk, Greenland (As installation throughout the month) August 8th
ULTIMA Festival, Oslo, Norway (8-channel live version + installation throughout festival), Sep 13th


Jacob Kirkegaard © 2019



Portrait of artist Jacob Kirkegaard and the making of TESTIMONIUM
This portrait was created by John Grzinich in Spring of 2019 on ocassion of the exhibition "NOT out of sight, NOT out of mind"



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