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Mogens Jacobsen

Mogens Jacobsen

Residence Period: 2015.07.01-2015.07.28

Mogens Jacobsen

Left: "Sv/Year, Least Significat Digits." 2015
Geiger-tube, uranium glass, LED-display, electronics.
Right: "Radio Static Dice Throwing." 2015
Dice, loudspeaker, electronics.
Random Numbers/Mogens Jacobsen/AIR 3331


Mogens Jacobsen is a media artist based in Copenhagen, Denmark. He works with critical and speculative electronic artifacts and networked installations often humorous in tone. Jacobsen has exhibited at home and abroad, including ZKM Center for Art & Media, Germany, FILE festival, Brazil, Ars Electronica, Austria, NO+CH, China, the Istanbul Biennial and the Japanese Media Art Festival. He is a frequent lecturer and has contributed to several books including: "Ubiquitous Computing, Complexity and Culture" (2015, Routledge/Taylor and Francis Group), "Re_Action" (2009, Aalborg University Press) and "Get Real" (2005, George Braziller). In 1992, he co-founded the group Artnode (

Residence Project: "Random Numbers"

Reception & Artist Talk: June 24 (Fri) 2015 18:00-21:00
Exhibition: June 25 (Sat) 12:00-19:00
*The studio will be open to visitors as Mogens develops an ongoing installation leading to his exhibition.

Free Entry
Studio/Venue: 3331 Arts Chiyoda 2F, room 209


By modifying retired electronics, gadgets and equipment aquired in the Akihabara area, Danish media-artist Mogens Jacobsen has been conducting a critical study on random numbers, games and fate.

The work was originally inspired by the legendary book "A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates" published in 1955 by the RAND Corporation and custom of linking random numbers to fate.

Mogens Jacobsen has been working with net-art and digital installations for more than 20 years, but has always avoided using computational pseudo-randomness. The installation will feature objects, images and devices generating truly random numbers.

This residency is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation.