tobias kirstein (DK)
Kirsteins works are often monomaniacally concerned with sound and power in both a conceptual and very concrete manner in either physically challenging performances or very discrete installations in the public space. For several years, he has been investigating the power of the act of listening – listening as an aggressive, but invisible, territorial tool. Main instruments in these investigations are the tone generator, recording equipment, and the white noise generator.
Kirstein cofounded MAYHEM, a pivotal venue for extreme and experimental music (www.mayhemkbh.dk). He also co-curates the crossmedia festival CLICK. He has toured, done performances and sound exhibitions in the UK, USA, Japan, Russia, Sweden, Finland, Switzerland, Egypt and Germany.
Is currently working on a project in collaboration with Nastio Mosquito in Luanda, Angola concerned with the power structure of the city and the use of power generators.