Episode 09: Sol & Mani
Michael Mørkholt
Mar 9–Apr 21, 2018

In Norse Mythology, Sol & Mani ride chariots across the sky bringing sparks from the primordial fire world, the sun and moon respectively.

The exhibition Sol & Mani addresses tripping with and the staged display of physical phenomenon – as rotation, balance, spectral sound, colour separation and addition. The show brings together works, across photography, sound and installation, including:

4380 timer over Limfjorden (4380 hours over the Limfjord), 2016-17: a pinhole photograph, that has been exposed from winter to summer solstice, serves as a severely primitive document of cosmic planetary travel through space, time and light.

Kulørt og uroligt skyggespil (Colourful and unobtrusive shadow games), 2017-18: a three-dimensional generation of two-dimensional imagery – with additive colour synthesis, via sculptural blocking-off of a separated white (RGB) light.

Illusorisk udfasning og forstillet ligevægt (Illusory phasing out and deceptive equilibrium), 2018: a perpetually moving balancing-point between two linear, and directionally opposing, spectral audio signals.


Michael Mørkholt works in a variety of media. His practice is based on systematic formal associations, construction and retarded intuitive physical experimentation as a framework for an interdisciplinary synaesthetic production of imagery. Meticulously planned works resound and resonate with idiosyncratic logical criteria and circulate around generative algorithm, informative reduction and abstraction in a direct interaction between sound, image, technology and magic.

Selected exhibition and performance history

Café Oto, London, GB; Art Metropol, Toronto, CA; Vent, Cairo, EG; Super Deluxe, Tokyo, JP; Musee LAM, Lille, FR; TPO space, Bologna, IT; Tonic, New York, US; Ausland, Berlin, DE; Titanik Galleria, Turku, FI; Gong Tomorrow, København, DK; Museet for Samtidskunst, Roskilde, DK; Den Frie Udstillingsbygning, København, DK; Festival Of Endless Gratitude, København, DK; Overgaden, København, DK; Charlottenborg, København, DK; Roskilde Festival, Roskilde, DK.