LAS Art Foundation

Jakob Kudsk Steensen
BerlBerl.world

Ongoing

Online Experience

In conjunction with his LAS commissioned exhibition at Halle am Berghain, which was on view from 10 July until 26 September 2021, artist Jakob Kudsk Steensen took over LAS Online and created an online experience of Berl-Berl in collaboration with International Magic.

The virtual world BerlBerl.world begins with a swamp as its protagonist – its ecosystem, history and mythologies – and pays tribute to Berlin's origin as a wetland that formed over 10,000 years ago, and was drained in the 1700s. ‘Berl’, the ancient Slavic word for ‘swamp’, is thought to be the origin of ‘Berlin’ and gave the exhibition its name.

To explore Berl-Berl online, scroll the Triglav: a deity that represents the three dimensions of Slavic cosmology: heaven, earth, and the underworld.

Artist

Jakob Kudsk Steensen

Jakob Kudsk Steensen (b. 1987, Denmark) lives and works in Berlin. His artistic practice deals with environmental storytelling through 3D animations, sound works and immersive installations. Kudsk Steensen has recently exhibited at venues including: Serpentine Galleries, London (2020/2019); Venice Biennale (2019); PinchukArtCentre, Kiev (2019); MATADERO Madrid (2019); Pylon-Hub, Dresden (2019); Tranen Space for Contemporary Art, Copenhagen (2018); South by Southwest, Austin (2019); 5th Trondheim Biennale for Art and Technology (2018); Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh (2017); Ok Corral, Copenhagen (2017); BRIC Brooklyn (2016); MAXXI Rome (2016); FRIEZE London (2019). The artist was the inaugural recipient of the Serpentine Galleries’ Augmented Architecture Commission, which was established with Google Arts & Culture and architect Sir David Adjaye, OBE in 2019. Kudsk Steensen was shortlisted for the Future Generation Art Prize 2019. As part of the awards programme, he was invited to create and exhibit new installations of RE-ANIMATED (2017–18) in Kiev and Venice. He has received awards from the Cinequest Film & Creativity Festival (2019), Telly Awards (2018), Games for Change Awards (2018), Danish Arts Foundation (2017), Lumen Prize (2017), Lumière Foundation (2017), Augustinus Foundation (2012) and the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​ ​

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Exhibition|10 July 2021 — 26 Sep 2021

Jakob Kudsk Steensen : Berl-Berl

Credits

Jakob Kudsk Steensen: Berl-Berl, 2021
Live simulation.
Sound composition and music by Matt McCorkle
Featuring music by Arca
© 2021 Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Commissioned by Light Art Space (LAS)
Curated by Emma Enderby

Assistant Curator
Liz Stumpf
Creator and Artist
Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Co-Producer
Elisabeth Kircher
Sound Composer
Matt McCorkle
Vocalizations
Arca
Poetry
Johannes Heldén
3D Development and Technology Design
Erratic Animist Studio
Technical Manager
Wouter Weynants
Tech Consultant
Todd Bryant
Installation Producer
Andrea Familari
Lugh O'Neill
Spatial Sound Design
Valentin Kraft
Point Cloud Animation

International Magic

Creative Director
Adam Rodgers
Creative Producer
Ben McKinnon
Designer
Agnete Morell
WebGL Developer
Jack Wild
Developer
Niklas May


Visual Identity: Wkshps x Studio Pandan

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