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• 1-25 october, 2015

• The exhibition is open between 11.00 – 16.00, Thursday – Sundays.

Welcome to this exhibition of sculptural installations by artist Niklas Adam. It seeks to invoke, and cast light on the habits that form our perception and decipherment of reality. A sculptural sonic landscape within which the audience may listen and observe as materials come alive, and manifest into music.

This kinetic ensemble consists of three parts.  Reverie III, Vifte Med Stanniol Ovenpå Fjernsyn and Hjemfalden Til Tiden og Tilfældige Udvalgte Kombinationer.

Hjemfalden til tiden og tilfældige udvalgte kombinationer is a self-sustaining electronic sculpture, filling time with spastic movements and acoustic occurrences. The material forms a sceleton which is animated by electricity, passed onto and running through the mechanical parts it consists of. The sculpture’s sound and movement patterns are effectuated by those who see and listen; hjemfalden til tiden og tilfældige udvalgte kombinationer is simultaneously patient and indecisive.

Reverie II is an electronic sanctuary consisting of 20 movable plastic bags. By the means of prepared electronics the work generates acoustic noise and complex oscillating motions. An environment, to enter and explore kinetically and acoustically like a garden.

Vifte Med Stanniol Ovenpå Fjernsyn is a temporary collection of objects that assembles visual and auditive noise.

Niklas Adam (1986, Denmark, currently based in Oslo, Norway) examines the ability of work on the border between visual art and music to break loose from the traditional behavioral patterns of listening, rational thinking and immediacy. Sound, movement, perception and how we choose or are confined, to interpret the outside world, is a recurring theme in Adam’s work. His approach is characterized by questioning the performance of music and especially how the traditional platform for music closes off the possibility for other types of listening in society. His work is both demanding and patient.

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