15.10. – 20.10.2013

Koirohi is created from sound recordings from the active nuclear power plant located in Olkiluoto, Finland. With sensitive contact microphones and accelerometers placed directly on turbines, boilers, and thousands of meters of pipes above and below the ground, vibrations from the production of nuclear power can be heard. Since all these elements vibrate at very different rates and through different materials the sounds are rich in overtones, and have an almost dreamy or unearthly quality. Akusmata gallery premieres a 4-channel realization of the work. Koirohi means wormwood in Estonian, like Chernobyl means wormwood in Ukrainian.

Jacob Kirkegaard’s (*1975, Denmark) works are focused on scientific and aesthetic aspects of sonic perception. He explores acoustic spaces and phenomena that usually remain imperceptible to the immediate ear. Kirkegaard’s installations, compositions & photographs are created from within a variety of environments such as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, a rotating TV tower, and even sounds from the human inner ear itself.

Jacob Kirkegaard website

The exhibition has been arranged in cooperation with
Nordic Music Days 2013