A 440 Hertz is also known as concert pitch and serves as a reference for tuning orchestras. In native Denmark the concert pitch is called ‘kammertonen’, and features in an idiom. To ask for the concert pitch, or ’kammertonen,’ is to plead for respectful conversation and discourse. It is to listen, to stay in tune with one another instead of privileging the polarising opinions of individuals at the expense of community and collectively.
“I’ve always worked in a breadth of media, making jewellery, hollowware, and other types of objects. In this exhibition, I’m showing a series of four tone generators, each producing concert pitch; A 440 Hertz. I see them as a natural component of the jewellery project I call ‘Kammertonen’ or ‘Tune In’ which is spotlighted here. In this case, they set the tone for the entire exhibition. Although they produce sound, I don’t envision them as musical instruments. Rather, they are creature-like, inquisitive and asking for interaction, coming alive at the hand of the spectator.”
Other work on display is jewellery which has been developed in a similar spirit: investigating and altering idioms, both those that exist in our language and in our visual culture.
Kim buck has been a goldsmith and artist based in Copenhagen since the 80s. The merit list is long with honorary assignments, exhibitions, prizes, and recognitions. Among many other things, he has been adjunct professor at HDK University in Gothenburg, visiting professor at Konstfack Univerisity of Arts, Craft and Design in Stockholm and visiting professor at Art Institute of Nanjing University. His works can be found in collections such as MAD Museum of Arts and Design in New York and Victoria and Albert Museum in London.
With support by Swedish Arts Council and Danish Arts Foundation.
Still life includes all kinds of objects, man-made or natural, a collection of different things with varying meanings that share the characteristics of having been a significant part in something. It is a celebration of material pleasures or a reminder of their ephemeral nature, an invitation to capture the moment, take time into account and to take care of the moment's brevity.
Jewellery has the unique quality of being portable and wearable and thus an extension of the pleasure. Who doesn't want to have that?
The jewellery by Pernille Mouritzen has been on many wish lists during the years. The end exhibition of the year is gift friendly in the wat that all the pieces are for sale and can be taken directly.
Pernille Mouritzen lives and works as a jewellery artist in Copenhagen.
With support by Swedish Arts Council.