Niklas Adam «Situation Aught» (DK)

Lydgalleriet is excited to be presenting works of the artist Niklas Adam (1986, Denmark, currently based in Oslo, Norway).

His work examines the ability of work on the border between visual art and music to break loose from the traditional behavioral patterns of listening, rational thinking and immediacy. Sound, movement, perception and how we choose or are confined, to interpret the outside world, is a recurring theme in Adam’s work. His approach is characterized by questioning the performance of music and especially how the traditional platform for music closes off the possibility for other types of listening in society. His work is both demanding and patient.  

He has toured in Scandinavia, Europe and Japan, and has worked with, among others Mattin, Taku Unami and Toshimaru Nakamura. He is a central figure in Oslo's new improvisation scene both as a musician and as a driving force for the space Ila Physical. In this exhibition SITUATION AUGHT comprising of sonic sculptures, the work invokes and reveals the habits that form our perception and decipherment of reality. A sculptural sonic landscape within which the audience may listen and observe as materials come alive, and manifest into music. 

By: Asle Bakke Brodin