Alexander Tillegreen: Fluctuations
Sun 06 August 2023, 16.00
Opening of the exhibition Fluctuations in the presence of the artist
Introduction: Dr. León Krempel (in English)
Joint exhibition tour
For many years, the Kunsthalle Darmstadt has been an important Summer Course venue: for example, the composer-performer workshops by Jennifer Walshe and David Helbich were held here several times to great acclaim. This year we are changing the concept of our cooperation with the Kunsthalle and have jointly invited a solo artist to take over the spaces: Danish composer and visual artist Alexander Tillegreen, born in 1991 in Copenhagen, is creating a parcours that combines sound installations and graphics from the large hall to the small gallery spaces and the back pavilions to Studio West.
In Tillegreen’s work various voices are raised that fluctuate, unfold, vibrate and collapse, starting with the fragility and intimacy of whispers. The sound installations play with the participatory engagement of visitors/listeners in relation to the various architectural dynamics and acoustic situations of the spaces, exploring the boundaries of language, speech and the materiality of voices.
The works in the exhibition are also a manifestation of the artist’s ongoing artistic research into the “Phantom Words Illusion”, a psychoacoustic effect that allows the listener to “hear” words that are not acoustically present, but based on her/his own experience. In addition to the sound installations, the artist will also present a series of visual works that function as corresponding scores, reflecting and visualizing the auditive works in a variety of ways.
Opening hours of the exhibition:
Monday, 7 August – Saturday, 19 August: 14.30–19.00
Guided tours: 14.30 / 15.30 / 16.30 / 17.30
Alexander Tillegreen will also present his work in a lecture at the Summer Course and will host several listening sessions at the Open Space.
The exhibition is kindly supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, the Danish Composers’ Society, the Danish Art Workshops and the Sound Art Lab Struer.