Freeman & Lowe - COLONY SOUND

10 Oct 2020 – 21 Feb 2021

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 17:00
10:00 – 21:00
10:00 – 21:00
00:51 – 21:00
10:00 – 21:00

ARoS Aarhus Art Museum

Aarhus, Denmark


Travel Information

  • 3, 7, 14 and 18 stop at 'Mølleparken'. 11 and 58 stop at 'Hans Hartwig Seedorffs Stræde'. From the bus stops there is a short walk to ARoS. Just follow the rainbow.
  • From the central train station in Aarhus the museum is located a short 10 minute walk away

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ARoS Aarhus Art Museum presents the American artist duo Freeman & Lowe with a comprehensive exhibition in terms of both set design and content. COLONY SOUND is the title of their latest scenographical total installation.


Like their earlier works, COLONY SOUND, 2019-2020, is based on the theorist Herman Kahn’s theory on San San. The theory outlines how the cities between San Diego and San Francisco, California, in future, will coalesce into one huge city complex called San San.

With an all-encompassing architecture and scenography, Freeman and Lowe create a parallel world and a subculture which hypothetically might emerge in San San. They utilise the narratives linked to e.g. The Summer of Love, the American Air Force, or Silicon Valley. Their scenes are taken from rumours about bacteria labs and certain types of brainwashing during the Cold War, extravagant private air-raid shelters, or home-produced drugs in private kitchens.

Freeman and Lowe present a dystopian reading of American history. They lead the audience into a strange universe which, in the exhibition, consists of spaces called Metrovision, Radio Shield, San Sound, The Mansion, The Agonist Macrobiotic Office, and Mycotectube. Here, they invite visitors to doubt whether they have taken the wrong turn, whether they intrude on someone’s private sphere, or whether they have strayed into a secret research station.

The exhibition has been realized with generous support from Ege Carpets and Danish Arts Foundation. 

Exhibiting artists

Freeman & Lowe


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