Carl Michealvon Hausswolff  
Country:   Sweden
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The Swedish sound experimentalist and musician Carl Michael von Hausswolff is considered one of the leading figures in the field of radical sound performance. As an artist and curator, he has also been concerned with borderline situations in everyday life and in the field of culture for over two decades. With his cross-media installation especially designed for the series O.K Spektral, he continues his many years of research into signals from the beyond. Oscilloscope and radar serve here as his preferred instruments for making phenomena visible and audible that are otherwise under the threshold of perception. Hausswolff also uses fine interferences from the electrical power grid and disturbances that occur in the course of technical communication as basic material for his acoustic and visual transpositions in the form of projections or digital prints minimalistically mounted on the wall. The concept for the design of this walk-in installation is based on Hausswolff's fascination with the so-called old media of electronics. It is also part of the tradition of his exploration of the physical realities surrounding us in the invisible realm, the materialization of flows of information and energetic fields. Carl Michael von Hausswolff was initially influenced by very differently oriented and highly striking figures such as the electronics pioneer and composer Karl Heinz Stockhausen or the serial music by Luigi Nono. Yet the Free Jazz adept Peter Brötzmann and his musical counterpart Brian Eno with his gentle ambient sounds are also cornerstones in Hausswolff's development. Hausswolff himself operates with various media. He experimented with radio frequencies, for example, and used the tape recorder as his favorite documentation and sound weapon until well into the 1990's. Parallel to this he conducted studies with the sound of simple sinus vibrations, gradually transferring to work with DAT tapes, sampler and laptop. His installations with technical industrial elements from semi-public life raise questions about the core of communication. As a visual artist Hausswolff, together with his musician colleague Leif Elggren, founded the Kingdom of Elgaland-Vargaland as a permanent project with a virtual nation, which established diplomatic relations with the NSK state associated with the Slovenian group IRWIN in 1994. In addition, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has taken part in numerous major exhibitions, such as Cities On The Move VI in Bangkok, documenta X, and the second Johannesburg Biennale; in 2001 he was co-curator for the Nordic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, and curator for the Göteborg Biennale of Contemporary Art in 2003, which included artists such as Teresa Margolies, Kendell Geers, Kim Gorden, Candice Breitz, Franz Pomassl and Carsten Höller. Carl Michael von Hausswolff was a Prix Ars Electronica prize-winner in 2002 (Digital Musics). Together with the electronic musician Andrew McKenzie, Carl Michael von Hausswolff has performed as part of the Hafler Trio, and in the course of his eccentric interest in unusual sound material, in 1987 he came across the late tape recorder voice researcher Friedrich Jürgenson, who was popular in Sweden. Hausswolff has presented Jürgenson's archive in numerous exhibitions, such as the Phonorama currently at the ZKM in Karlsruhe. In his installation The Complete Operations Of Spirit Communication, Carl Michael von Hausswolff takes up central themes of his previous work and adapts them for a display especially created for the series O.K Spektral Carl Michael von Hausswolff born 1956 in Linköpping, Sweden, lives and works in Stockholm.
32 Selected Statements
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Ström Album Raster-Noton Germany Edit
Solo exhibition Exhibition Kalmar Konstmuseum, 1995 Sweden Edit
Solo exhibition Exhibition Kalmar Konstmuseum, 1995 Sweden Edit
unknown unspecified 1996 Edit
Solo exhibition Exhibition Thomas Nordanstad Gallery, 1996 USA Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Manifesta 1, Witte de With, Rotterdam 1996 Netherlands Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Nordica, 1997 Finland Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition 1997 Turkey Edit
Solo exhibition Exhibition Kiasma, The Museum of Contemporary Art, 1998 Finland Edit
Solo exhibition Exhibition Andréhn-Schiptjenko, Stockholm and Bijster Gallery, 1998 Sweden Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Crossings, Kunsthalle Wien 1998 Austria Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Musee dArt Moderne de la Ville de Paris, 1998 France Edit
Solo exhibition Exhibition Skuc Gallery, 1999 Slovenia Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Cites On The Move VI, 1999 South Korea Edit
Bigert, Bergström and Hausswolff Exhibition Artspace 1%, 2000 Sweden Edit
Bigert, Bergström and Hausswolff Exhibition Norrtälje Konsthall 2000 Sweden Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Mutations, 2000 France Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Pusan, 2000 South Korea Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition PS1, 2000 USA Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Limerick, 2000 Ireland Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition ICC, 2000 Japan Edit
It Mego 2000 Austria Edit
Erratum 3 compilation) Erratum revue sonore, France 2000 France Edit
CM von Hausswolff Exhibition Andrehn-Schiptjenko, 2001 Denmark Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition 3D+, Brussels 2001 Belgium Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Nordic Pavilion 2001 Italy Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition Pont St. Esprit, 2001 France Edit
Group exhibition Exhibition CyberArts, 2002 Austria Edit
RAYS OF BEAUTY CD Sub Rosa SR88 2003 Belgium Edit
Three Overpopulated Cities Built By Shortsighted Planners, CD Sub Rosa SR217 2004 Belgium Edit
Hawks Soundwork - 2005 USA Edit
freq_out 4 Exhibition/Performances sonambiente Festival, Berlin 2005 Germany Edit