COS x Serpentine Galleries Park Nights 2019: Jakob Kudsk Steensen, The Deep Listener

12 Jul 2019

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10:00 – 18:00

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Serpentine South Gallery

London, United Kingdom


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  • South Kensington/Lancaster Gate
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​Jakob Kudsk Steensen creates a sonic and immersive environment for The Deep Listener, the inaugural Serpentine Augmented Architecture commission that explores themes of extinction, preservation and the emergence of new ecological realities.


Focusing on deep listening, artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen devises an evening of sound, poetry, spoken word and a promenade that extends our senses, our awareness of the earth and the environments around us by slowing down, listening, paying attention and using our ears.

Jakob Kudsk Steensen is an artist and art director concerned with how imagination, technology and ecology intertwine. His works range from immersive VR ecosystems to mixed reality installations bridging physical and digital worlds which invite audiences to enter new ecological realities. He collaborates with scientists, artists and non-governmental organisations from different fields. Kudsk Steensen embarks on ventures and excursions where he collects organic material, which is then digitised and converted into digital worlds with 3D scanners, photogrammetry, satellite data and computer game software. Inspired by ecology-oriented science fiction and conversations with biologists and ethnographers, his projects are ultimately virtual simulations populated by mythical beings existing in radical ecological scenarios. He has exhibited internationally at the Future Generation Art Prize, Venice, Pinchuk Art Center, 5th Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology, the Carnegie Museum of Art, GUEST, GHOST, HOST: MACHINE! Marathon, Serpentine Galleries and MAXXI Rome among others. His work has been shown at Sundance, TriBeCa and Cannes among other film festivals. 

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