Photo: The Music Box (2004) by Petteri Nisunen, Tommi Grönlund

Petteri Nisunen & Tommi Grönlund

The Music Box (2004)

Event

10–12 Dec 2004  •  

As part of the KYTN weekend Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen will install The Music Box (2004), a work which acoustically and spatially challenges the senses. ‘The Internationale’ the former communist anthem is almost unrecognisable as it plays slowly on a music box. Filtering through the darkness, the shifting balance of sound affects the way we perceive the space.

Finnish duo Grönlund \ Nisunen are known for their extraordinary work fusing incredible sounds with stunning objects in large scale sculptural installations. In this, their first ever solo show in the UK, Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen begin with an installation in Gallery 2 as part of ‘Kill Your Timid Notion’, followed by the realisation of a major new installation, from 18 December. As part of the KYTN weekend Tommi Grönlund and Petteri Nisunen will install The Music Box (2004), a work which acoustically and spatially challenges the senses. ‘The Internationale’ the former communist anthem is almost unrecognisable as it plays slowly on a music box. Filtering through the darkness, the shifting balance of sound affects the way we perceive the space. Based in Helsinki, Grönlund and Nisunen were both educated and practice as architects, in addition to their work as artists. Their work uses minimal forms and industrial materials: steel plates and cables, magnets, oil. All animated by physical forces, generating sound, light and movement in surprising ways.

 

In addition there was an exhibition by Grönlund-Nisunen that followed on from the festival, curated by Katrina Brown at DCA. The exhibition displayed four installations in four different exhibition spaces. "The Music Box" continued its installation over the festival weekend. "Radiation Sensitive Sound Installation", "3D-led installation" were versions of old works adapted to DCA. "Pneumatic Lanscape" was a new work made for the show.