[ISEA2023] Artist Talk: Frank Ekeberg — Composing nature spaces

Artist Statement

Theme Interactive – Networked – Human Computer Interaction Sub theme Symbiotic Organizations

Keywords: Sound art, installation, electroacoustic music, immersive, multi-channel, spatiality, timescaling

This artist talk presents some of my recent works that are representative of my approach to exploring interrelations between human and non-human natures, using timescaling and spatiality as essential elements. I discuss the conceptual basis of my installation works as well as my electro-acoustic music compositions in order to highlight thematic consistency across genres.

  • Frank Ekeberg (NO) is a transdisciplinary artist, music composer and researcher working in the intersection of art, science and technology. His work explores issues of ecology, time, spatiality and transformation, with a particular focus on nature spaces, ecosystems and the interplay between human and non-human worlds. His research-based approach often involves collaborations within as well as beyond the art field. Ekeberg has composed and designed sound for concert performance, dance, film, theater, radio plays and intermedia installations, and his work is widely presented in festivals, exhibitions, concerts and conferences around the world. He was awarded the 2017 Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship, and is currently Research Associate at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History in Washington D.C., USA. Most of the time he lives and works in Trondheim, Norway.