Simon Dybbroe Møller

Danish, b. 1976

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Simon Dybbroe Møller

Danish, b. 1976

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Conceptual artist Simon Dybbroe Møller creates performances and installations that explore existential questions through metaphor. In 2010, he completed a trilogy of exhibitions that individually explored boredom, failure, and gravity. For instance, in Melody Malady (2010), he examines the distinction between between boredom and leisure activity. A man sits at a piano that has stacks of books on top of and around it. He appears to be tapping absentmindedly on the piano keys while reading, but in fact, he is playing the letters that represent musical notes as he scans them in the books. In Untitled, Uncovered and Incomplete by Chance (in Bloom) (2005), Møller recorded the Nirvana song “In Bloom” after de-tuning the instruments according to August Strindberg’s instructions for random tuning. Our lives are voids, Møller is suggesting, and he is interested in how we (artist, performer, and viewer) choose to fill them.

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Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 2 more
Biography

Conceptual artist Simon Dybbroe Møller creates performances and installations that explore existential questions through metaphor. In 2010, he completed a trilogy of exhibitions that individually explored boredom, failure, and gravity. For instance, in Melody Malady (2010), he examines the distinction between between boredom and leisure activity. A man sits at a piano that has stacks of books on top of and around it. He appears to be tapping absentmindedly on the piano keys while reading, but in fact, he is playing the letters that represent musical notes as he scans them in the books. In Untitled, Uncovered and Incomplete by Chance (in Bloom) (2005), Møller recorded the Nirvana song “In Bloom” after de-tuning the instruments according to August Strindberg’s instructions for random tuning. Our lives are voids, Møller is suggesting, and he is interested in how we (artist, performer, and viewer) choose to fill them.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
Established
Established representation
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Group
Group show at a major institution
Centre Pompidou, and 1 more
Publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 2 more