Three black metal plates (100 x 100 x 0.05 cm; 75 x 75 x 0.05 cm; 50 x 50 x 0.05 cm), sensors, contact speakers, amplifiers, and steel wire.
First edition: Untitled - Black Metal Square, Neuer Aachener Kunstverein, Aachen, Germany, 2015
Courtesy Galleri Tom Christoffersen, 2017
Black Metal Square #1-3 consists of three freely hanging black metal plates of different sizes whose subtle natural vibrations are amplified and played back into themselves, evoking their 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 Kirkegaard, who asks the question: ’but how does the black square sound?"