Owen Armour: En gang runt sin egen axel
December 19 - 31, 2013
Opening Reception: Thursday, December 19, 6pm-8pm
Copenhagen based acoustic artist Owen Armour often records
silence, that is, the ambient sounds he finds in sublime landscapes, like a
recent project in Greenland Traces of Pressure, 2013. Records from
his journey are incorporated into sculptures and play out in an infinite loop.
The Recordings are primarily made as a search for a silence, not for sounds per
se, in a place so desolate only the foolhardy venture. For his show at
Isolation Room, Armour takes recordings from inside a version of the Gallery Kit
(constructed in Copenhagen over the 2013 summer) and replays them in the
original construction built in St Louis. For Armour silence is often beyond
reach, a phantom, a copy and a facsimile. Here silence is a record of the sound
produced inside one volume playing inside another physical volume then
cancelled out, cubed and dubbed over.
Owen Armour is trained as a classical music producer. He has previously exhibited at peinture et sculpturein, Copenhagen, 2013, Antechamber in 2012 and at Tove’s Galleri in 2011. Armour was a featured artist in the 2013 Athens Bieniale. He was born in Melbourne and lives and works in Malmö and Copenhagen.