THE GATEWAY, 2022
A sound piece by Ditte Ejlerskov, DK with actor Tattiana Mai, CA made for the show The Cult of Oxytocin at Nikolaj Kunsthal in Copenhagen, DK in 2022. Soundscape idea and design by Ditte Ejlerskov, DK. Mixed, mastered and composed by Bibek Giri, NP.The piece was also an installation. More about that here: THE GATEWAY
THE PHONE CALL, 2019
A sound piece by Ditte Ejlerskov, DK with actor Shalisha Samuel, BB, 2019 made for the show
"Can you hear me?" Röda Sten Konsthal, SE - this piece also became live performance where the artist phone called her muse in front of an audience.
THE MUSE, 2018
A sound piece by Ditte Ejlerskov, DK with actor Shalisha Samuel, BB, 2018 made for the show The Muse, Kristiansand Kunsthall, NO
THE RANT, 2023
An unabridged speech synthesis recording of the book THE RANT by Ditte Ejlerskov, DK
The RANT is a written artistic reaction to the development of blockchain technology based on artist Ditte Ejlerskov's own experience. The book formulates a vision that connects our physical and digital worlds and paves the way into a possible future where mind and body are as much a part of the technological revolution as the upcoming decentralized internet. As Ejlerskov writes; “There is nothing simple about the transitory era we are living in. It is all intertwined.”
The physical text book is published by Forlaget Aftryk, and the digital text book is launched by the web3 collective, Korridor, and the publishing house Ctrl+Alt+Delete Books.
This unabridged recording of THE RANT is made possible with the speech synthesis and text-to-speech software ElevenLabs, which cloned editor Majken Overgaard's voice for the preface, and later Ditte Ejlerskov's voice for the main text of the book, and in the end, Professor Victor Renza's voice for the postscript, which he wrote together with researcher Christian Fieseler.
Majken Overgaard, the editor of the book, focuses on interdisciplinary collaborations. She explores the intersection of art and technology, creating and communicating new knowledge, ideas, and works through various media. She is also a co-founder of Korridor.
Ditte Ejlerskov's practice has been informed by experiences related to hormones such as oxytocin and adrenaline. Her work draws attention to the psychological and emotional effects of these forces on human behavior and relationships. Through a range of media and with a focus on the intersection of technology and the human body, Ejlerskov invites us to contemplate the nature of our existence in a rapidly evolving digital world.
Professor Victor Renza and researcher Christian Fieseler, who wrote the postscript, are members of The Nordic Centre for Internet and Society at BI-Norwegian Business School. They conduct research into artistic uses of blockchains, NFT projects, and the conditions of artists in the crypto sphere as part of the Horizon 2020 research project Artsformation.