Opening Reception Friday 11 May, 6 – 8pm • Presented by RUA RED as part of the Glitch Festival
Kirkegaard is a Danish artist who focuses on the scientific and aesthetic aspects of resonance, time, sound and hearing.
LABYRINTHITIS is an interactive sound piece that consists entirely of sounds generated in the artist’s auditory organs and will cause audible responses in those of the audience. It relies on principles employed both in medical science and musical practice; when two frequencies at a certain ratio are played into the ear, additional vibrations in the inner ear will produce a third frequency. This frequency is generated by the ear itself: a so-called “distortion product otoacoustic emission” also referred to in musicology as “Tartini tone”.
By arranging the tones from his ears in a composition and playing them to an audience, the artist evokes further distortion effects in the ears of his listeners.