TRUMTRUM MIKAEL ERICSSON
Bio/ Mikael Ericsson (SE) has a MFA from the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen, School of Visual Arts, 1983-88.
Mikael Ericsson works with various forms of artistic expressions such as drawing, animation, sculpture, sound, film and television.
In the recent years Ericsson has created a series of large-scale audio and video installations using hand drawing animation, florescent light and moving projectors to stage his cinematic installations. Ericsson’s allusion of the world and the anxiety of human helplessness, coincide with some of the great environmental issues that concern humankind today. It inscribes itself in a tradition of artistic philosophy, concerned with the fate of man and for whom the prelude to the end of the world is a moment of exploration and reflection.
Since the early 90-ties he has exhibited regularly in Sweden and Europe. Among recent solo exhibitions include Mission Accomplished, Galleri 21, Malmö, SE (2012), Millophonia/Kvarnofoni, Harp Art Lab, Harplinge Windmill, SE (2012), Granen Klädd av Sina Ungkarlar, till och med, Moderna Museet, Stockholm, SE (2012) and Dark Honeymoon, Eskilstuna Museum of Art, SE (2009). Recently he has participated in experimental sound art festivals such as Bzzz International Sound Art Festival, Harp Art Lab, SE (2014) and KK International Sound Art Festival, Koncert Kirken, Copenhagen, DK (2014). Besides his work as a visual and sound artist, Ericsson has directed tv-series, radio, music and stage plays.
He is also Chief of Artistic Operation at Harp Art Lab, Sweden, an art laboratory he founded with Julie Ericsson in 2010. The lab is located in the fully restored Harplinge Windmill on the Swedish west coast. In the summer of 2012 he created Millophonia (Kvarnofonen) - a site specific sound installation. The sails, of the windmill, are now running two enormous bellows that are supplying a modified pipe organ with air. The sound is controlled by a pneumatic mechanism that operates the pipe organ action via piano-rolls that are preprogrammed. This procedure is 100% handmade by cutting, punching and stitching it all together to feed Millophonia with fresh sound art.
He is also owner of TRUMTRUM AB, a production company that have produced a numerous amount of fine art and underground entertainment since 1994. The same year he founded "The Für Alle Project", with the artist/comedian Peter Wahlbeck. The first record: "Music für alle" was a huge underground success and in the coming years TRUMTRUM produced all the "Für Alle" projects: TV für alle, Film für alle, Kalender für alle, Balett für alle, Music für allum Twice, Radio Balett für alle and Bank für alle.
In 2013 Ericsson directed "Bank Für Alle" for Sveriges Television - a TV serie in 6 episodes described as an "Economical, Political, Conspiracy Comedy". For more information visit: SVT Öppet Arkiv