Episode 09: Sol & Mani

Michael Mørkholt
Mar 9–Apr 21, 2018

 

video of installation (03:38)


In Norse Mythology, Sol & Mani ride chariots across the sky bringing sparks from the primordial fire world, the sun and moon respectively.

The exhibition Sol & Mani addresses tripping with and the staged display of physical phenomenon – as rotation, balance, spectral sound, colour separation and addition. The show brings together works, across photography, sound and installation, including:

  • 4380 timer over Limfjorden (4380 hours over the Limfjord), 2016-17: a pinhole photograph, that has been exposed from winter to summer solstice, serves as a severely primitive document of cosmic planetary travel through space, time and light.

  • Kulørt og uroligt skyggespil (Colourful and unobtrusive shadow games), 2017-18: a three-dimensional generation of two-dimensional imagery – with additive colour synthesis, via sculptural blocking-off of a separated white (RGB) light.

  • Illusorisk udfasning og forstillet ligevægt (Illusory phasing out and deceptive equilibrium), 2018: a perpetually moving balancing-point between two linear, and directionally opposing, spectral audio signals.


Kulørt og uroligt skyggespil (Colourful and unobtrusive shadow games) , 2017 (DETAIL) wood, metal, filtered lights, aluminium frame and acrylic sheet (continued from  The Sunshine  series)

Kulørt og uroligt skyggespil (Colourful and unobtrusive shadow games), 2017 (DETAIL)
wood, metal, filtered lights, aluminium frame and acrylic sheet (continued from The Sunshine series)

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Kulørt og uroligt skyggespil (Colourful and unobtrusive shadow games), 2017
wood, metal, filtered lights, aluminium frame and acrylic sheet (continued from The Sunshine series)

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Kulørt og uroligt skyggespil (Colourful and unobtrusive shadow games), 2017
wood, metal, filtered lights, aluminium frame and acrylic sheet (continued from The Sunshine series)

Michael Mørkholt Install-Web-3.JPG

install view

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(front)

Illusorisk udfasning og forstillet ligevægt (Illusory phasing out and deceptive equilibrium), 2018
stereo audio, audio player, speakers, organ pipe, twine
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(back)

4380 timer over Limfjorden (4380 hours over the Limfjord), 2016-17
105 x 140 cm, pinhole photography, digital print on rag paper

Illusorisk udfasning og forstillet ligevægt (Illusory phasing out and deceptive equilibrium) , 2018 (DETAIL) stereo audio, audio player, speakers, organ pipe, twine

Illusorisk udfasning og forstillet ligevægt (Illusory phasing out and deceptive equilibrium), 2018 (DETAIL)
stereo audio, audio player, speakers, organ pipe, twine


BIOGRAPHY

Michael Mørkholt works in a variety of media. His practice is based on systematic formal associations, construction and retarded intuitive physical experimentation as a framework for an interdisciplinary synaesthetic production of imagery. Meticulously planned works resound and resonate with idiosyncratic logical criteria and circulate around generative algorithm, informative reduction and abstraction in a direct interaction between sound, image, technology and magic.

Selected exhibition and performance history

Café Oto, London, GB; Art Metropol, Toronto, CA; Vent, Cairo, EG; Super Deluxe, Tokyo, JP; Musee LAM, Lille, FR; TPO space, Bologna, IT; Tonic, New York, US; Ausland, Berlin, DE; Titanik Galleria, Turku, FI; Gong Tomorrow, København, DK; Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, DK; Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, København, DK; Festival Of Endless Gratitude, København, DK; Overgaden, København, DK; Charlottenborg, København, DK; Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK.


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