»Afgang« is the name of the MFA degree show of the of the Kongelige Danske Kunstakademi, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. It is taking place at the moment at the Kunsthal Charlottenborg in Copenhagen. The exhibition curated by Henriette Bretton-Meyer features works from twenty-five graduates from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts’ Schools of Visual Arts. It will be on display until 20 May 2018 and is well worth a visit. If you happen to be in Copenhagen before the end of May, make sure not to miss it.
One of the featured artists is George Koutsouris, who has created »a strangers’ attractor«, a large installation that reminds a bit of a spider at first sight. If you dare to walk around that somewhat repellent object, you will discover a colourful inside that features pieces from Danish astronaut Andreas Mogensen’s space capsule and an interesting soundscape: With the support of various sponsors, Koutsouris has built a kind of sound machine that uses the black tubes to collect voices and ambient noise from other rooms, even from outside the building, and reproduces them in the strikingly colourful inside, full of artificial echoes. The impressive work is meant to demonstrate power and creepiness, but also opportunities.
You may ask what all this has to do with our speaker fabrics. Quite easy: Artists depend on support, and we are committed to supporting art in all its forms. So we decided to contribute to this extraordinary piece of art along with a couple of other companies such as Dayton Audio and Odeon. Our Acoustic Cloth, which is available in 42 colours, provided the opportunity to realise the inside of the »strangers’ attractor« exactly as it had been conceived by the artist.
For more information about George Koutsouris and his work, simply visit his Facebook page, which also documents the making of the exhibit.
More information on the exhibition is available in the online version of the exhibition catalogue.
All photos by the artist.