A static journey in space and time, a tribute to creation and decay - darkness and light

Oden til Kloden

Expanded Animation

Oden til Kloden is a video and sound installation created by the artist collective KAI OKE. Go on a journey through the immersive multi-canvas/multi-speaker experience where primitive shapes and sounds meld to form a strange symphony or settle down as KAI OKE enters the installation and plays a concert accompanied by glowing animations.

Oden til Kloden 

  • About

    Oden til Kloden is a video and sound installation created by the artist collective KAI OKE.

    Go on a journey through the immersive multi-canvas/multi-speaker experience where primitive shapes and sounds meld to form a strange symphony or settle down as KAI OKE enters the installation and plays a concert accompanied by glowing animations. KAI OKE creates spatial installation pieces using animation and sound.

    Oden til Kloden is a high tech universe, an abstract interpretation of life on earth, where animated amoebas appear in aural cinematic aquariums. The composition is a 46.52 minutes loop on six mono speakers, two sets of stereo speakers, and two subs. The music is produced specifically for a spatial multi-speaker experience, and the direction of the sounds and distance between the speakers makes it possible to work with a lot of sound elements at the same time. All the sound sources work as a whole but when you walk through the installation, you will experience that each sound has its own vibrant life. This makes the experience of the installation forever changeable as the experience of the soundtrack depends on where you are placed in the room.

    The visual language of the animation is simple and strict, inspired in part by primitive lifeforms and early art. The animations are repeating cycles edited together in simple montages and divided into sections each representing a different stage of an evolutionary journey. The repeating patterns of the video projections become a mantra beckoning a slow and gradual change from the humble single line to the living, swimming, walking, galloping being, reminding us that preceding complexity is simplicity.

  • Live performance

    Experience Oden til Kloden come to life with glowing animations and live music.  

    As an extension of the artwork, the three members of KAI OKE step into the installation and play an improvised concert with glowing animations in the dark.

    The power and vulnerability of the music created in that moment, accompanied by the animations, gives the audience unfiltered access to the core and creation of the artwork. KAI OKE plays around with the multi-speaker/multi-canvas setup which makes the live experience unusually spatial and vivid.

  • Artists

    Astrid Fabrin

    Astrid Fabrin

    Electroacoustic composer and music producer

    Astrid writes and produces a wide range of genres from slightly psychotic electro-acoustic tunes and instrumental film scores to carefree commercial music in her self-titled sound production company.

    Pernille Kjær

    Pernille Kjær

    Character Animator and visual artist

    Pernille primarily works with experimental animation, and has produced a number of short films since graduating from The Animation Workshop in 2015.

    Sofie Birch

    Sofie Birch

    Freelance producer, composer and sound artist

    Sofie has released two solo albums through the Danish label Infinite Waves, and also works as the second part of Pomfrit Sound Works.

  • Partners

    Oden til Kloden partners and sponsors.

    Region Midtjylland

    Website

    Region Midtjylland is one of five administrative units in Denmark, and the home region of The Animation Workshop. The region ensures and coordinates regional development in areas such as nature, environment, business and tourism.

    The Malt Factory

    Website

    The Malt Factory is both a cultural centre in Ebeltoft and a foundation supporting projects that serve the common good.

    Viborg Kommune

    Website

    Viborg Municipality is home to The Animation Workshop. Animation has been defined as a strategic initiative in Viborg municipality. The aim is to exploit the potential that using animation for communicating with the municipality’s citizens provides in terms of efficiency and quality.

    Aarhus 2017

    Website

    Aarhus 2017 creates sustainable development – cultural, human and economic growth - inspiring citizens to live, work and participate in the European region.

    Dynaudio

    Website

    Dynaudio was founded in 1977 in Skanderborg, Denmark, and have more than 35 years of experience in producing high-end speakers.

  • Contact

    Do you want to learn more about the project? Contact us!
    Jakob Borrits Sabra

    Jakob Borrits Sabra

    Project manager

    T: +45 60 92 00 36

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