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Exhibition Opening Times
13 June - 23rd August 2015
Tuesday-Sunday 12-5pm
Wednesdays 12-7pm
Mondays Closed

Röda Sten Konsthall is pleased to present this year's summer exhibition REVERBERATIONS. Presenting sculpture, photography, sound, video and installation, the exhibition compiles a group of eight artists, all working with sound as a medium of reference. Mikael Ericsson is participating with his spectacular video animation "Notes from the Twin Chamber".

Exhibiting Artists: Janet Cardiff (CA), Mikael Ericsson (SE), Jonas Gazell (SE), Babette Mangolte (US), José Luis Martinat (PE), Ursula Nistrup (DK), Kirstine Roepstorff (DK), Vinyl, Terror- & Horror (DK)

Curator: Aukje Lepoutre Ravn

Notes From The Twin Chamber - Video Installation by Mikael Ericsson 2015

The spectacular video animation Notes from the Twin Chamber opens up to a curious and strange other world that lays domed in the hands of nature’s force. Mikael Ericsson strikes his viewer by introducing the magic of a floating cosmic universe inhabited by disquieting celestial organisms. To the sound of maritime foghorns, microwave clocks and creaking wood, fragments of known objects - airplanes, trees, saw blades, shopping charts, trash and debris – passes by as being dissolved by gravity and falling from the face of the earth.

Resembling the wake of what could be a post-apocalyptic disaster Notes from the Twin Chamber presents a futuristic scenario where the order of existence is disorder and destruction, but also chance and wonder. Ericsson’s allusion of the world and the anxiety of human helplessness, coincide with some of the great environmental issues that concern humankind today. It inscribes itself in a tradition of artistic philosophy, concerned with the fate of man and for whom the prelude to the end of the world is a moment of exploration and reflection. And still, behind the apparent tragedy of chaos and destruction, an element of hopeful emotion seems to push through.


With reference to its formal definition, the word reverberation describes “the prolongation of a sound after a sound is produced” – a type of resonance. A reverberation thus accumulates all reflected sounds in a space while taking a new shape. Referencing this phenomenon the exhibition Reverberations explores how sound is employed in relation to form, shape and architecture, but will also look and listen for ways in which sound embodies physical space and can be felt as a visceral experience.

Because we experience sound through our sensory perception, sound also has the potential to cause and create a tremendous impact on our emotional landscapes. As a result we become aware of just how powerful sound can be in evoking lasting personal memories, narratives and stories. Led on by one of sound art’s modern masterpieces - The Forty Part Motet by Canadian artist Janet Cardiff -Reverberations essentially seeks to explore the very notions of sound’s afterlife and its echoing visual universe.

“Sound is a vast immaterial occurrence - a phenomenon so eternally present in our everyday lives, yet completely intangible. Sounds accompany us in everything we do and therefore confirms our existence - when we walk through cities or landscapes, have conversations or even when we dream. When things are silent we make up our inner soundtracks, connecting our experiences of sound, image and space with how we remember events. Ultimately sound plays a fundamental role in constituting our identities”. - Aukje Lepoutre Ravn

Opening Events

12:00 - Exhibition Opens
2:00 pm - Welcome Speech by Director Mia Christersdottor Norman &
Exhibition Introduction by Curator, Aukje Lepoutre Ravn
3:30 pm - Live concert by Vinyl, Terror- & Horror
5-8:00 pm - Afterparty with DJ in the restaurant!

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