CHRISTIAN SKJØDT

biography

 

Christian Skjødt (b.1980)

Christian Skjødt is a Danish artist who explores the material and aesthetic interrelations between sound, body and memory.  

His installation works deal with the imperceptible. Often working site-specific Skjødt sets up autonomous systems out of which immersive environments emerge. He compiles installations with a laboratory approach in which technical and physical experiments play a central role. Working with sound as primary materiality Skjødts work in many ways bypasses the intellect and ‘speaks’ directly to the body, reminding us of the direct link between the body, thinking and reality.

His work usually consist of multiples that investigate principles that ‘investigate themselves’ and the space they are in. His work is based on the physicist’s approach of allowing objects and materials to be what they are. But at the same time Skjødt creates spaces that forces us to relate to the current place and time. His works can be seen as witnesses to what we are unable to perceive and the boundary between our sensory apparatus and the materiality of the world.

Besides his solo career he has taken part in numerous collaborations, working interdisciplinary in the fields of composition, installation, theatre, dance and performance. He is also the founder and curator of the vinyl imprint Tonometer, objectifying exploratory sounds and music.

Christian Skjødt currently lives and works in Copenhagen, Denmark, and holds a Master's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in Denmark.

 

 

 

 

CV

 

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EXHIBITION (selected)

2017 Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art (Skissernas Museum) / Kungshuset. 'On the Thresholds of Knowledge'. (Lund, Sweden)

2017 Ars Electronica Festival 2017. 'The Other I' (Linz, Austria)

2017 IAC - Inter Arts Center. 'Intonal' (Malmö, Sweden)

2017 Skulpturi/Pirpa. 'Engros'. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2016 Overgaden - Institute of Contemporary Art (Copenhagen, Denmark) *

2016 'Sound Reasons', IHC Experimental Gallery (New Delhi, India) *

2016 SPOR Festival. 'WYSI(N)WYG'. (Aarhus, Denmark) *

2016 Spanien 19c. (Aarhus, Denmark) *

2015 A plus A Gallery. 'Symphony of Hunger'. (Venice, Italy)

2015 'Mørke Dage Festival'. (Aalborg, Denmark)

2015 Museum of Contemporary Art. Kunstrum Snæversti. (Roskilde, Denmark) *

2014 Műcsarnok / Kunsthalle Budapest. ‘On the Edge of Perceptibility’. (Budapest, Hungary)

2014 'SKAN II - International Sound Art Exhibition', Skanu Mežs. Riga Botanical Garden. (Riga, Latvia)

2014 Dome of Visions. ‘Together in Small Spaces'. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2014 Vrå Kunstsal. 'Apriludstillingen'. (Vrå, Denmark)

2014 Cruce Contemporáneo. 'IN-SONORA - Muestra de arte sonoro e interactivo'. (Madrid, Spain) *

2013 68 Square Metres. 'LAK 2013 - Festival of Nordic Sound Art'. (Copenhagen, Denmark) *

2013 'Bunkerlove Festival'. (Furreby Strand, Denmark)

2013 Main Library and City Council Chamber of Aalborg. (Aalborg, Denmark) *

2013 Transformator. Aalborg Teater. (Aalborg, Denmark) *

2012 Dronninglund Kunstcenter. (Dronninglund, Denmark)

2011 Platform4. (Aalborg, Denmark)

2010 'Port 20:10 - Festival of Contemporary Art and Social Technolog'. (Thingbæk Kalkminer, Denmark)

* solo exhibitions

 

PUBLIC ART / COMMISSIONS (selected)

2016 The Danish Arts Foundation. Permanent site-specific installation w. Jørgen Carlo Larsen. (Ryde, Denmark)

2013 Main Library and City Council Chamber of Aalborg. site-specific installation. (Aalborg, Denmark)

 

COMMISSIONED SOUND WORKS (selected)

2017 LYMICUM MARE, commissioned by Open Days (Aalborg, Denmark)

2015 DISSOLUTION & SUSPENSION, commissioned by The Danish Cultural Institute. (Riga, Latvia)

2015 CLOTHES MAKES THE MAN, commissioned by Wilma Version. Koncertkirken (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2014 OMDREJNINGER, commissioned by SNYK for Wundergrund 2014, Koncertkirken (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2014 INTERNAL PROPELLANTS, site-specific sound piece commissioned by Ny Musik. Krudttårnet (Fr.Havn, Denmark)

2014 ASSATUS SUM, site-specific sound piece commissioned by Museum of Contemporary Art (Roskilde, Denmark)

 

LIVE PRESENTATION OF SOUND ART WORKS (selected)

2017 Berner Münster. (Bern, Switzerland)

2016 A2+. (Praha, Czech Republic)

2016 IHC Amphitheatre. 'Sound Reasons IV’. (New Delhi, India)

2016 Cinemateket. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2015 National Library of Latvia. (Riga, Latvia)

2015 Üle Heli Festival. (Tallinn, Estonia)

2015 Glyptoteket, Vinterhaven. ‘Slow’. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2015 Mayhem. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2015 Mørke Dage. 'Noise, pain, gloom' w. Torben Sangild. (Aalborg, Denmark)

2014 Museum of Contemporary Art. (Roskilde, Denmark)

2014 Nikolaj Kunsthal. (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2014 Open Days Festival. Musikkens Hus. (Aalborg, Denmark)

2013 Trondheim Kunstmuseum. (Trondheim, Norway)

2013 Dampfzentrale. (Bern, Switzerland)

2013 GOG Arena & Gudmefyrstens Hal. w. Wooloo. (Gudme, Denmark)

2013 Madame Claude. ‘eXperimontag’. (Berlin, Germany)

2012 G.A.S. Göteborg Art Sounds Festival. (Göteborg, Sweden)

2012 Verona Risuona. (Verona, Italy)

2012 Block T. (Dublin, Ireland) SpLab,

2012 Det Jyske Kunstakademi. (Aarhus, Denmark)

2011 Gallery of Fine Arts. ‘Ostrava Days’. (Ostrava, Czech Republic)

2011 Agder. ‘Punkt Festival’. (Kristiansand, Norway)

2010 Cökxpôn. (Budapest, Hungary)

2010 Kunsthal Nord. (Aalborg, Denmark)

2010 ARoS - Aarhus Art Museum. (Aarhus, Denmark)

 

DISCOGRAPHY (selected)

2017 Christian Skjødt: 'Dissolution & Suspention' (LP - Tonometer)

2017 Christian Skjødt: 'Squaring Circles' (LP - Tonometer)

2017 Christian Skjødt: 'Illumination' (10" - Tonometer)

2017 Omdrejninger (2xLP+USB - Ilk)

2016 Chrysakis/Kobi/Skjødt/Sőrés: ‘Carved Water’ (CD - Aural Terrains)

2016 Klapper-Skjødt: 'Lux Nocturno' (LP - Tonometer)

2014 Christian Skjødt: ‘Works of Uncommitted Crimes’ (LP - Tonometer)

2014 '1 minute autohypnosis mail sound art project': 'Guitar 05' (CD - Mute Sound Records)

2011 The Wire Tapper 25: 'Innocent Square' (CD - Wire Magazine) 

2011 Compilations 4 Lesser Mortals: 'Into' (CD-R - LesserMortals)

2010 You Had Me At Hello: 'Meet Oliver Lake' (7" - Tonometer) 

2010 You Had Me At Hello: 'Meet Ab Baars & Michael Moore' (7" - Tonometer) 

2009 Glöggerne & Martin Klapper: 'With Dr. Chadbourne' (10" - Tonometer) 

2009 Astro Black: 'Is Love The Blood Of The Universe?' (7" - Tonometer) 

2007 Glöggerne & Martin Klapper: 'With Sound!' (10" - Tonometer)

2007 Knob A Siesta: 'In My Head There Is Silence...' (LP - Tonometer)

2006 Christian S feat Tone: 'NJL016' (digital - Noisejihad Live) 

2005 Moskus: 'Moskus' (CD - Ninth World Music)

 

FESTIVAL APPEARANCE (selected)

2017 Intonal (Malmö, Sweden)

2016 Sound Reasons Festival (New Delhi, India)

2016 SPOR Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)

2015 Üle Heli Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)

2015 Sparkling Sound Festival (Aalborg, Denmark)

2014 Wundergrund Festival (Copenhagen, Denmark)

2014 Zsámbék Theatre Festival, Színházi Bázis (Zsámbék, Hungary)

2012 Verona Risuona (Verona, Italy)

2012 G.A.S. Festival - Göteborg Art Sounds (Göteborg, Sweden)

2011 Ostrava Days - New Music Festival. Minimarathon of Electronic Music (Ostrava, Czech Republic)

2011 Geiger Festival (Göteborg, Sweden)

2011 Punkt Festival (Kristiansand, Norway)

2010 3. Relative (Cross)Hearings International Contemporary Music Meeting (Budapest, Hungary)

2009, 2012 Bottlenote Festival (Dublin, Ireland)

2008, 2009, 2011 Varia Festival (Göteborg, Sweden)

2007, 2008 Roskilde Festival (Roskilde, Denmark)

2006, 2008, 2009 Spot Festival (Aarhus, Denmark)

 

WORKS FOR DANCE AND PERFORMANCE (selected)

2013 'Axis Mundi' Alejandro Jodorowsky Necromancy (Atrium. Budapest, Hungary)

2013 'Behind The Wind' (Müszi. Budapest, Hungary)

2012 'The Mixed Zone' (Kunsthal Nord. Aalborg, Denmark)

2011 'Hands On The Table' (Cinnober Teater. Göteborg, Sweden)

2011 'It's Like One Unregulated But High Disciplined And Intense Swim' (Atalante. Göteborg, Sweden)

2010 'As I Got K' (Transformator. Aalborg, Denmark)

2010 'Hvidt Kød/Sort Kød/Citron' (ARoS. Aarhus, Denmark)

2010 'CseresznyeBál' (Tűzraktér. Budapest, Hungary)

2010 'Studies In Water For Movement And Sound' (Kunsthal Nord. Aalborg, Denmark)

2008 'Rekyl' (Platform4. Aalborg, Denmark)

 

WORKS FOR THEATRE (selected)

2016 Conditoriet (Hurup Thy / Teater Nordkraft. Aalborg, Denmark)

2013 Jakob Ejersbo's 'LIBERTY' (Teater Nordkraft. Aalborg, Denmark)

2013 Jakob Ejersbo's 'EKSIL' (Teater Nordkraft, Aalborg / Teater Republique, Copenhagen, Denmark)

2012 'RED' (Aalborg Teater / KUNSTEN - Museum of Modern Art. Aalborg, Denmark)

2011 'I Overmorgen Bliver Jeg En Anden' (Teater Nordkraft. Aalborg, Denmark)

 

RESIDENCY (selected)

2018 NOTAM (Oslo, Norway)

2017 EMS (Stockholm, Sweden)

2017 ENCAC 'The European Network for Contemporary Audiovisual Creation' / AVATAR (Quebec, Canada)

2017 IAC - Inter Arts Center (Malmö, Sweden)

2016 Villa Marta (Andalusia, Spain)

2016 EMS (Stockholm, Sweden)

 

MEMBERSHIP

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Society of Artists (Kunstnersamfundets billedkunstsektion)

Danish Visual Artists (BKF)

The Danish Composers’ Society (DKF)

 

EDUCATION

2003-2009 The Royal Academy of Music, Aalborg, DK. MA degree

2007 Banff Centre for the Arts, Alberta, CA.