"Usually, only particular circumstances trigger our awareness of the sounds that surround us. To most of us sound functions as a backdrop for visual experience. Sound artists on the other hand shift our attention to the immense possibilities for acoustic variety. The Museum of Contemporary Art celebrates a special occasion, focusing on sound. In April we will present works by the graduating students from the Nordic Sound Art programme a cross-nordic collaboration between several art academies in Scandinavia. We are giving the eight graduates the possibility of showing their final projects in the group exhibition Soundings 2 - Nordic Sound ArtGraduate Show. This will provide the public with a unique insight into the most recent tendencies within the nordic sound art scene.
Sound Art is an ephemeral art form crossing boundaries between different media. Only in the last decades has it established itself as a regular discipline. A lot of sound artists explore the spatio-sonic potentials, working around the divide between the visible and the audible to expand our sensuous capacities. They are pointing at the interdependency between intangible sound and its material source. Other artists create installations that prompt more traditional architectural and acoustic considerations or investigate the way we understand the sounds surrounding us.
Soundings 2 - Nordic Sound ArtGraduate Show will display works by the second generation of students from the MFA-programme Nordic Sound Art, established in 2007 as a collaboration between varying fine art institutions. This time the participating academies are: The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen, Malmö Art Academy, Bergen National Academy of the Arts, Trondheim Academy of Fine Art and Finnish Academy of Fine Arts in Helsinki.