The collection at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek holds a great and valuable collection of paintings and sculptures. The museum had the ambition to invite visitors closer to the art by unfolding some of the numerous stories invisible to the human eye. With this in mind, the museum and Yoke initiated a comprehensive sound-based project across the museum's many rooms and exhibition halls. The project explores how sound can be used to stage and communicate art.
Eighteen different sound installations were developed for this purpose, each consisting of an exhibition module, an audio narration, and a sensory experience. The sound tells specific stories and creates moods and auditive backdrops for the art. With short animated films, objects, images, and light, visitors can hear, touch, feel and even smell the art.
The installations are designed to blend in with their surroundings and fit the overall aesthetic of the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. They stand as small monoliths and look similar to the pedestals that hold the actual art. Some modules are vertical and encourage visitors to stand and listen, while others are horizontal and encourage visitors to sit down and listen. All are recognisable by their characteristic "antenna."
Sound design: Yoke, Third Ear, Peter Albrechtsen
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photography: Yoke and Ana Cecilia Gonzalez