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Hørbar / Audiobar by Mogens Jacobsen

Hørbar / Audiobar is home

by Asta Gylfadottir last modified Aug 30, 2013 02:33 PM
The interactive sound installation Audiobar by Mogens Jacobsen is back home! After travelling between exhibitions for almost a year, the installation is back and has a new permanent home at the Museum of Contemporary art at Roskilde.
Posted by Asta Gylfadottir at Apr 13, 2013 12:00 AM | | View comment(s) | Add comment
I first experienced Audiobar some years ago, when it was a part of an exhibition called social_aktion and total_aktion. It was fascinating to experience interaction with the audio via tangible things, using the bottles who are labelled with categories to remix sound art often with very unexpected results. We had so much fun with it and lost track of time playing and experimenting with music by way of the bottles. Sometimes we had the fleeting sensation that we had managed to create a beautiful yet random mixture that would never exist again. Sometimes we were merely making very loud noises and laughing hysterically with joy. A piece that has many layers, not only the provocation of interaction between visitors, but also constituting an interactive archive of several years of sound art, music and performances that the museum possesses which had been difficult to recover, exhibit and experience. Physical computing and tangible interfaces are extremely exciting areas of research and I know we will se much more of it in the years to come, the near future, in both art and life. I highly recommend you pay the charming little museum in Roskilde a visit and play around with it for yourself.


Mogens Jacobsen is one of the artists working with Netfilmmakers on the upcoming BUGS. Everyone is invited to celebrate the return and homecoming of the artwork, and experience Audiobar on May 3rd from 17 - 19, in relation to the opening of the new exhibition: "What is contemporary art #2".
See you there!

 

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