Frac Centre

Atelier Calder

Open Space






Kristoffer Akselbo



Kenneth A. Balfelt

Nina Beier

Emilie Bergrem

Kaspar Bonnén

Cirque d`Enba de Lyon

Cocktail Designers

Søren Engsted

Fanfare les Talku` Freaks

Thilo Frank

Max Frey

Jeppe Hein

Institut d`Arts Visuels d`Orléans

BIG – Bjarke Ingels Group

Henrik Plenge Jakobsen

Finn Janning

Jacob Dahl Jürgensen

Annette Kelm

John Kørner

Jason Kraus

Claus Larsen

Let me show you the world

Mads Lindberg

Florian Neufeldt

Lilibeth Cuenca Rasmussen

Michael Sailstorfer

Tomas Saraceno

Tove Storch

Kristian Sverdrup

Koki Tanaka

Henrik Vibskov

Ulrik Weck

Jordan Wolfson


L’Invisible 2009
Parabola directional speaker, amp, MP3-player (6 commands in French and English) Dimensions variable, speaker: ø 76 cm; 30,5 cm high
‘As you are standing here in this room with art…standing under this speaker…watching all these ideas…don’t listen to what I am saying to you…’ - the visitor hears a female voice murmur and looks around, searching for the source. A loudspeaker on the ceiling permits only those within hearing distance to perceive it. It is, of course, too late to ignore it, as it has aroused curiosity about what it has to say. ‘I’m not going to suggest to you that…you will be totally comfortable clapping hands…couldn’t you imagine yourself doing it as you are standing here in this room with art…what would that be like? How would you feel then?’ The voice proposes to the listener various interactions in the room, involving the surrounding artworks and other visitors. Kristoffer Akselbo uses natural language processing (NLP) for the texts, which is supposed to make communication easier thanks to its simple sentence structure, and it is often used in advertising and by magicians and hypnotists. For Akselbo, the texts read are a means to establish a connection between the place, the visitor and the objects. Alluding to Alexander Calder’s kinetic works, Akselbo sees his installation as a kind of mobile in which the voice as a kinetic force causes the viewers to move. The listeners are left to decide whether to follow the instructions. After every sequence, the voice encourages them to do so: ‘…yes, you can do it.’


* 1974
2000–2006 MFA The Royal Danish Academy
Lives and works in Copenhagen

Selected exhibitions

Flexible Aura, Brain-Factory, Seoul
Pose/Expose, IMO, Copenhagen
Fair Enough, Supernova, Riga
No Borders Just N.E.W.S., Universitad de Castilla la Mancha Cuenca

Made Ready Made, The Brown Gallery, London (solo)
No Borders Just N.E.W.S., La Centrale Electrique, Brussels
Trojan Horse, BolteLang, Zürich
No Borders Just N.E.W.S., Centre of Contemporary Art Thessaloniki,Greece
LURE, Galerie Frank Elbaz, Paris
No Borders Just N.E.W.S., Musea de la Festa, Algemesi, Spain
Young Blood, CWG-Gallery, London
Dorothea Von Stetten Kunstpreis 2008, Kunstmuseum Bonn

Hello, Flux Factory, New York
Kompleks, Charlottenborg Kunsthal, Denmark
Urban Pedestals, urban project, Copenhagen
Match Race, Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark

S.O.S. Titanic, Kirkhoff, Copenhagen (solo)
Kiel Copenhagen, Kunstverein Schloss Plön, Germany
Exit 2006, Kunstforeningen Gl. Strand, Copenhagen
Jurassic Java, commission at The Cultural Department, Copenhagen
Add x to n, Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, Denmark