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Wave Forms and Tunnel Visions

Wave Forms and Tunnel Visions I: Subterranean Cagliari , site specific performance, Cagliari, Sardinia, October 2015, field recordings, recorded interviews, 8 channel piece for transducers, mobile sculptural listening-walls  The work is the result of a five week long residency exploring four subterranean places in Cagliari, Sardinia: Cripta de Santa Restituta, the Roman Cistern in the Botanical Garden,…

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SKALA

installation, 2015 iron meteorite, metal, glass, wood, electronics The work was made for VOLT´s Imagining Commons In 1903, when Kristian Birkeland wanted to test his theories of how the Aurora Borealis arises, he built a small magnetic model of the Earth by winding copper wire in layers around an iron core. He hung this ‘terrella’…

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glimmer (interferens), 2014 mica (interference) sound installation slate with mica, mechanics, motor, sounding trunk, stain, metal, electronics, transducer, field recordings (electro magnetic noise recorded with a pick-up coil played through the trunk) The installation was made for the group exhibition Game og Life II, Kristiansand Kunsthall (Heidegger, Die Technik und die Kehre, 1962, with Hannah Arendt’s notations)…

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STRATIGRAFI

-an exhibition by Cecilia Jonsson and Signe Lidén at Lydgalleriet, Bergen 6th December 2013 to 12th January 2014 Coal and iron, modernity’s most important ingredients. Taken from the earth’s pits and potholes, they are transformed into the most marvellous things. Coal is used for casting iron that goes into the railways where the coal-fueled trains…

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Beyond

“Beyond transforms the floor of the large cinema into a resonating loudspeaker. As sound for a blind film or an echo from the cinema‘s past: a scenery of auditory archaeology from the Polish city of Bytom unfolds, a place where buildings, roads and fields slowly collapse into a decades-old labyrinth of coal mine tunnels.” The work…

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Unstable significance: Site (Les Conseils)

Les Conseils by Ellen Røed and Signe Lidén reflects on the genesis and geography of CERN by searching archives for traces of the work of the late Odd Dahl and Kjell Johnsen, central to the construction of the Proton Synchrotron—the first proton collider at CERN. The installation Unstable significance consist of a sounding and rotating 4 channel speaker…

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Ettermælet

The installation was made for the exhibition NOR13 sound based art, at Akershus Kunstsenter 21 Jun – 4 Aug 2013 Ettermælet shows a dark wall that slants inward, into the exhibition space, with an opening to the room behind the wall. There, one may see a concrete block with a sewing machine and a metal…

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Writings

installation, 2013 Manmade holes that appears in nature has been places of investigation in Signe Lidén´s artistic practice during the past years. Foremost holes where remnants of human civilization is stored for an undefined future have been objects of her research, places like The Global Seed Vault, Onkalo Nuclear Waist Repository and Damanhur Temples of…

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Vestness

Vestness, site specific installation, Orkney Islands, February 2013 The work was made for Papay Gyro Festival at the remote island Papay Westray in February 2013. The installation is in a cow house at an abandoned farm, where the many plastic pipes on the truss are turned into organ pipes. Compressed air is being sent into the pipes and creates…

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urphänomene

concrete, metal, chain, transducers, cables, amplifier, audio player, 2012 Urphänomene is a sounding concrete block hanging from the ceiling at Bergen Kunsthall.  The installation was shown at “A ride full of Traps”, the MA graduation show for Bergen Academy of the Arts in May 2012.  …

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textile, accordion reeds, hoses, air compressors, archive boxes, laser print on metal The installation was made for Soundings II, Nordic Sound Art Graduation Show at Museum for Contemporary Art in Roskilde May 2012 and showed at LAK Sept 2012. LAK:   Roskilde Museum for Contemporary Art:  

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holes of…

holes of… consist of text, drawings, a melting wax sculpture and an aquarium filled with space-gel, ants, hydrophones, contact mics and models of the 4 holes on earth that has been under my investigation; The Global Seed Vault, Damanhur Temples of Humankinds, The Archive of Invisible and Lost Knowledge and Onkalo Nuclear Waste Repository. The…

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conjunctions

  Conjunctions Conjunctions consist of two works made for the exhibition 17. m.o.h at Bergen Kjøtt May 2011. Conjunctions I is an audio-guide for the exhibition attempting to point out alternative trajectories of perceptions of the space that the MA1 student´s artworks inhabit. Two of the 7 tracks are hearable here: 01 (introducing track) and here: 05 (where the visitor is lead up a…

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angular momentum

Angular Momentum, 2010 Installation in collaboration with Michal Kindernay . Click here for video documentation. – The installation was shown at Entrée under the Piksel festival in Bergen in October 2010 – http://www.piksel.no/http://entree-visningsrom.blogspot.com/- – - – - -

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rohrism II

Rohrism II The video and sound work rohrism II is the second part of a work about the Gasometer Schöneberg. The industrial area around the great gas holder from 1910 is the planned location for the European Energy Forum (Euref), an european-russian “Think Tank” for science, the economy and politics on energy issues. Lack of…

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rohrism I

*1 Rohrism sound installation, München/Berlin 2009 “Rohrism” is an ode to the Gasometer Schöneberg in Berlin, an industrial area around the great gas holder from 1910, awaiting its destiny. The Gasometer Schöneberg is the planned location for the European Energy Forum (Euref), an european-russian “Think Tank” for science, the economy and politics on energy issues.…

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electromagnetic resonant instrument II

Electromagnetic resonant instruments 2 As I constantly search for objects in my surroundings with great resonating potential, my collection of beloved trash grows… A gigantic washing drum, a blueberry-plucking-equipment, some old cake forms and a perforated metal trash bin are among my favorite objects. Lately, I customized some of them for live-performances.  underneath, you can…

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electromagnetic resonant instruments

During the summer 2009 I spend a month on a farm in Alvdal, Norway, collecting old objects and scrap metal and building electromagnetic instrument out of it. Some months earlier I attended a workshop by Dan Wilson and Chris Weaver, organized by Natalie Borrisova at the aa-vv.org ( http:/aa-vv.org ) where I had learned how…

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tempo passé

tempo passé sound performance, Copenhagen 2009 Tempo passé is a sound sculpture build up by singing, lightening scrap metal. A room at 15 m2 is filled with found objects turned into sound-creating structures and painted with fluorescent paint. The sound is trigged by electromagnetic resonators and played on by two neon creatures (Annesofie Norn and…

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sulten kommer mens man spiser

Sulten kommer mens man spiser sound and video installation, Århus, København 2008 Sulten kommer mens man spiser (Hunger) is an interactive sound and video installation by Annesofie Norn and Signe Lidén with Per Platou as sound designer. The installation was shown in Århus and Copenhagen November and December 2008. (click to enlarge the photo) A…

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alvdal exodus

Alvdal Exodus Installation, Oslo 2006 Patchwork from two old farms in Alvdal, a small village in the middle of Norway were collected and patched together into two illuminating tens that were placed in different urban landscapes in Oslo during the winter 2006. The patchworks were up till two hundred years old, handed over from generation…

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turning time

turning time light sculpture, Weimar 2006 “turning time” is an hourglass at the size of a torso. In each of the bulbs there is a cone that starts to brighten when the hourglass is turned. The jet of sand runs down and hit the tip of the cone, spead, and slowly cower the lights. The…

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koko

koko land art installation, Värmland 2006 You can climb up to the top and listen to my grandpa´s old recordings of singing birds. The installation was made during a landart workshop with Axel Tostrup in Värmland.