Amund Sjølie Sveen

Amund Sveen (b. 1973) is a percussionist, composer, performance and sound artist from Norway. He is a member of the music theatre collective NING and the contemporary folk music group SLAGR. In 2009 he made the sound installation Horisont to be permanently displayed in the Sami University College in Kautokeino, Norway. He has also participated in the Barents Festival and in the Pan Barentz exhibition 2009-2010.

Deconstructing IKEA, 2009

This work investigates the richness of sounds in an ordinary consumer object such as an IKEA plate. As the plate is gradually destroyed, the sound material becomes richer. The destruction of the physical object is the construction of the sound object. Beyond the consumerism and globalization criticism, this installation has the quality of evoking nature or the cosmos, as the moon or planet-like white plates in the beginning gradually give place to scattered pieces reminiscent of broken ice, starry skies and strange galaxies.