PAST Research group

Resound Kefalonia


Organized and curated by artist and educator Sandra Volny PhD, Resound Kefalonia is an intensive Sound and Space Research week hosted at the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture in Kefalonia Island in Greece, from May 15 - May 21, 2018.

Invited guest danish sound artist Jacob Kirkegaard will act as a mentor, presenting his work and leading a site specific workshop with the participants. 

Participants are invited to explore their art practice through sound: its materiality and intangibility, resonances and connection to the social and environmental context, an “ecology of attention”.

Participants are invited to reflect on sonic concepts using sound, video, installation, performance, meditation, writing and drawing on site in Kefalonia Island in Greece.

Daily activities include collective on-site experiments: action-performance, field recording, video art, drawing, writing, readings and group discussions. The instructor will provide technical support in video and sound. 

At the end of this intensive creative and productive week, participants are encouraged to exhibit, perform or lecture their work in the main gallery of the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture in Kefalonia. 

Resound Kefalonia research program is presented as part of the SEA Forum 2018 at the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture. Supported by the Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture and LOJIQ. 

About artist Jacob Kirkegaard

“As soon as I hear, I listen. Perhaps only when I am unconscious do I experience silence. But when unconscious, I don't listen. And the inaudible is not silence either. It is just sound that we don’t hear.”

Jacob Kirkegaard (born in Denmark 1975) is an artist and composer who works in carefully selected environments to generate recordings that are used in compositions, or combined with video imagery in visual, spatial installations. His works reveal unheard sonic phenomena and present listening as a means of experiencing the world. Kirkegaard has recorded sonic environments as different as subterranean geyser vibrations, empty rooms in Chernobyl, Arctic calving glaciers and tones generated by the human inner ear itself. 

Kirkegaard has presented his works at galleries, museums and concert spaces throughout the world, including MoMA in New York, LOUISIANA - Museum of Modern Art and ARoS in Denmark, KW in Berlin, The Menil Collection & at the Rothko Chapel in Houston, Aichi Triennale in Nagoya, the Mori Art Museum in Tokyo, Japan. 
Jacob Kirkegaard has gallery representation through Galleri Tom Christoffersen (DK) and Fridman Gallery (USA). His work is represented in the permanent collection of LOUISIANA - Museum of Modern Art in Denmark. 
KIrkegaard's sound works are released on the TOUCH (UK), Important Records (USA), mAtter (JAP), VON Archives (FR), Holotype Editions (GR) & Posh Isolation (DK) labels. He is a founding member of the sound art collective freq_out. In 2016 Jacob Kirkegaard was the sound-artist-in-residency at St. John's College, University of Oxford, U.K. 

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Explore new avenues of the artist's creative practice through daily activities such as action-performance, video art, creative writing, field recording and photography;

Develop on-site experimental models to explore new environments;

Share and build collective experience and knowledge on sound and space; 

Develop a personal project from experiments or personal practices in a limited time frame and new location;

Exhibit the project in a professional gallery;

Meet and network with participating international artists.


Participants are encouraged at the end of the field trip to exhibit, perform or lecture their production in the main gallery at the Ionion Centre for the Arts and Culture.

Participants must bring their own equipment to produce their artwork during Resound Kefalonia

Limited audiovisual equipment will be available for the exhibition.


Visual artists, sound artists, musicians, poets, architects, dancers, performers, designers, anthropologists, wellness professionals interested in experimenting various situations and methodological models to explore the impact and possibilities of aural spatial awareness.  

University credits

Ask your University and get credits for the class.


To attend Resound Kefalonia completed aplications must be sent before March 30, 2018. Places are limited.


Triangular Project, 2017.

Triangular Project, 2017.

Jacob Kirkegaard, Transmission, 2017.

Jacob Kirkegaard, Transmission, 2017.

Nagaras #2, Jacob Kirkegaard, 2008.

Nagaras #2, Jacob Kirkegaard, 2008.

Photos credits : Triangular Project 2017

Photos credits : Triangular Project 2017