Kristen Roos - 20 Hz – 2.4GHz
Studio Loos, Den Haag 2013
Kristen Roos is a Vancouver based sound artist. His exploration of underground, low frequency and electromechanical sounds is a prominent feature of his work, including his site-specific installation Ghost Station (2007), which utilized an unused Toronto subway station and subway sounds. Roos has been interested in tactile, droning electromechanical sounds since he was a toddler, when he would enjoy pressing his head up against washing machines and dishwashers. The muted sounds and tactile vibrations implicitly suggest this primal association, mingling it with the deep droning noises of modernization, and labor, the spectral, resonant shimmer of the past, present and future. He has exhibited and performed in Canada, Sweden, and the UK. His writing on sound and radio art appears in the Errant Bodies publication Radio Territories, and the New Star Books publication Islands of Resistance: Pirate Radio in Canada.