Livets Midte


A digital game by

Aske Zidore

29th June  - 16th August  

Livets Midte

A digital game by Aske Zidore

Livets Midte is presented as a playable landscape painting on a digital touchscreen, which evolves interactively with audience participation. According to predetermined rules and systems, the audience can alter elements of the work affecting both visual and sonic aspects such as the direction of the wind, or triggering a lark's song or changing the way light reflects on the water.

The title of the work is derived from a poem by the German Romanticist Friedrich Hölderlin. In this work the poet is placed in a central role as the celebrant of the gods and joy. Similarly, in the 3D environments of Livets Midte, the player is positioned at the center, in first-person view, with the ability to control movements and variations in nature.

The music is composed for an octet and developed using a systematic approach to notation, where grids serve as the actual music sheets. The musical grids subsequently form the perspective foundation for the landscapes.

The interplay of composition, nature and gaming creates a digital cultivation where the player is engaged as both artist and gardener.

By imitating and manipulating nature through animation, the game simultaneously evokes memories of - the electric erotic purple of Kristian Zahrtmann - the holistic music of La Monte Young as well as the trouble with humanities progress encountered by Flemming Quist Møller’s Snuden!


Livets Midte
June 29th  - August 11th 2024

Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 4 pm & by appointment
Free and open to all

Aske Zidore is a Danish artist, composer, and game designer. In his interdisciplinary practice, he uses modern notions of nature as a canvas for storytelling and critique. Zidore brings these complexities close to daily life by creating simplified and playful realms, through sound, image and game logic inspired composing, to examine the representations and symbols that shape a shared reality. Game mechanics are central to Zidore’s practice, utilised as a way to map fragments of feelings and memories that transcend normalized boundaries of space, body and time. His creations span over works for choir and instruments, as well as installations, games, prints, and 3D animations, all unfolding within non-linear structures guided by intelligent systems and rulebooks.

Institut Funder Bakke
Æbeløvej 20
8600 Silkeborg
Open Saturdays and Sundays 12 - 6 pm and by appointment
IFB has step-free access. If you have questions please feel free to contact us institutfunderbakke@gmail.com

The IFB 2024 program is produced with support by:
The Danish Arts Foundation - June 15 Fund - The Augustinus Foundation - Knud Højgaards Foundation  - The Municipality of Silkeborg - William Demant Foundation.

Images Aske Zidore

Institut Funder Bakke
Æbeløvej 20,
Funder Bakke
8600 Silkeborg