Carl Emil Carlsen

Born 1982, Copenhagen.

Carl Emil creates interactive audiovisual systems in the field of art and design. With a core interest in music and the cross-modal perception of sound and visuals, he explores the machine as a generative tool. Previous works shows great interest in mixed reality, data visualisation and audiovisual instruments.

Since 2003, he has been active in the Danish interactive art scene, contributing with works for public and private exhibitions spaces, music and poetry scenes and the web. Works have been featured at Aros in århus, The Museum of Contemporary Art in Roskilde and the eARTS festival in Shanghai among other places.

Receiving an MA grade in interaction design in 2008, he pursued a freelance career, developing systems for both cultural and commercial clients, working individually or as part of teams. He also teaches in procedural design methods using the programming environments Unity, Processing, Max/MSP/Jitter.

Performances
Exhibitions
Consulting
Teaching
Talks
Publications
Grants & Awards
Education

Performances

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 @  Click Festival
Visual music concert by Silicium in holographic stereographic 3D.
ELSINORE MAY 2017

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Click Festival  @  The Culture Yard
It's Probably You by Silicium. Audiovisual holographic concert in stereoscopic 3D.
HELSINGøR MAY 2016

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Click Festival  @  The Culture Yard
Debut performance by Silicium. Audiovisual holographic concert in stereoscopic 3D.
HELSINGøR MAY 2015

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Naesus #3  @  Tycho Brahe Planetarium
Audiovisual live concert with Søs Gunver Ryberg. Performed on a spherical IMAX screen.
COPENHAGEN MAY 2014

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ROI #13  @  Mayhem
Visuals for Orphx with Jens Lee Jørgensen. Laser, projection and water tank.
COPENHAGEN APR 2012

Exhibitions

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Hybrid Matters  @  Nikolaj Kunsthal
Colony 02, augmented reality (AR) object.
COPENHAGEN MAY 2016

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Synaesthetic Experiments  @  Digital Interactive Art Space DIAS
Collab. Søren Lyngsø Knudsen. Screening as part of DIAS Urban Collection.
VALLENSBæK JUN 2015

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Danish Agency for Culture's annual meeting  @  Hotel Nyborg Strand
Colony 02, augmented reality object.
SEP 2014

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Click Festival  @  The Culture Yard
Seasonal Skin, Interactive stereoscopic holographic installation.
HELSINGøR MAY 2014

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Bring Your Own Beamer  @  The National Museum
Voxelized Virgin, generative graphics and projection mapping.
COPENHAGEN FEB 2014

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Art Hack Day  @  Transmediale
Has-Been Trash Bin, an installation created in collaboration with Christian Villum.
BERLIN JAN 2014

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Transformator  @  Kontoret for Kunst i Byen
Collaborative workshop project with kids
BALLERUP, DENMARK OCT 2011

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Bring Your Own Beamer  @  Nikolaj Copenhagen Contemporary Art Center
Colony #1, reactive installation
COPENHAGEN MAY 2011

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New Media Days  @  Carlsberg Tap2
Metroplex, virtual sound walk
COPENHAGEN NOV 2010

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Notch 09  @  Beijing Sanlitun VILLAGE
Life-Like, aquarium video projection
BEIJING OCT 2009

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KURS: The Lake  @  The Art Museum of West Zealand
Infested Area, reactive installation
SOR (DK) AUG 2009

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Mediamatic Social RFID Hacker Camp 09  @  PICNIC
Breaking the Frame. Collaborative project
AMSTERDAM SEP 2009

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Total Action  @  The Museum of Contemporary Art
Metasyn, art database interface
ROSKILDE OCT 2008

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Feng Shui Omniscience  @  Shanghai eARTS
Nerve automata system, windchime version
SHANGHAI OCT 2008

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SPOR festival  @  Århus Musikhus
Nerve, rhythmic automata system
ÅRHUS MAY 2008

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Sound Around  @  Plex Musikteater
Lightbender v2, audiovisual instrument
COPENHAGEN OCT 2007

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Spoken Word  @  Roskilde Festival
Word Rain, live commenting interface
ROSKILDE JUN 2007

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Social Aktion  @  The Museum of Contempoary Art
Lightbender, visual instrument
ROSKILDE JAN 2007

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Sonic Playground  @  Western Front
Soundcatcher, sonic toy
VANCOUVER BC MAR 2007

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Kontur Festival  @  Plex Musikteater
Life-Like, generative installation
COPENHAGEN NOV 2006

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Halfmachine  @  The Grey Hall
Life-Like, generative installation
CHRISTIANIA, COPENHAGEN JUN 2006

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Dansens Dag  @  ARoS Århus Kunstmuseum
Splash Screen, video installation. She Falls, video by Anette Asp Christensen
ÅRHUS APR 2006

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DiGi-wave  @  DGI-byen
Infected Area, reactive installation
COPENHAGEN SEP 2005

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RAMA  @  Århus Musikhus
Scattered Stories, audio-visual concert
ÅRHUS APR 2005

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Kontur festival  @  DGI-byen
Splash Screen, video waterfall. Video by Claus Bjerre Jacobsen
COPENHAGEN NOV 2004

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Halfmachine  @  The Grey Hall
Star Gate, reactive installation and Splash Screen, video installation
CHRISTIANIA, COPENHAGEN AUG 2004

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Nordic Music Days  @  Borups Højskole
Splash Screen, video installation
COPENHAGEN APR 2004

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Halfmachine  @  The Grey Hall
Electronic musical instruments
CHRISTIANIA, COPENHAGEN AUG 2003

Consulting

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Developer/Designer  @  Alexandra Instituttet
Interactive GIS multi-display installation for Sønderborg culture house.
COPENHAGEN SEP 2017

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Developer  @  Makropol
Software tools for a symphonic concert VR production using Unity3D.
COPENHAGEN FEB 2017

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Visualist  @  Vertigo
Visuals for various music artists at the Gloria stage at Roskilde Festival.
COPENHAGEN JUN 2017

Vertigo_107

Developer  @  Vertigo
Video projection based AR for DR (Danish National Television) using Unity3D.
COPENHAGEN MAR 2017

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Developer/Designer  @  PausAble
AR prototype for iOS using unity3D.
BALLERUP NOV 2016

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Developer/Designer  @  The Culture Yard
Development of interactive holographic 3D scenography for Taipei-Copenhagen.
HELSINGøR/TAIPEI MAY 2016

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Developer/designer  @  ustwo
Prototyping for Lego using Unity3D.
MALMö JUN 2016

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Prototype developer  @  Ustwo
Prototyping Hasbro Playdoh Touch in Unity3D.
MALMö JUL 2015

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Videographer  @  Culture Yard
Development of interactive holographic 3D scenography for Hamlets Labyrinth.
HELSINGøR JAN 2015

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Interaction Designer  @  The Danish Royal Theatre
Interactive installation displayed at Copenhagen Airport Metrostation.
COPENHAGEN OCT 2014

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Project mentor  @  QA Ring
Mentoring the project Unbreakable City by Scarecrow Contemporary Dance Company.
TAIPEI OCT 2014

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Interaction Designer  @  Danish Technical University (DTU)
Data visualisation for the Euroscience Open Forum conference.
LYNGBY MAY 2014

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Videographer  @  Grænseløs
Development and performance of live visuals for Girl Power performance.
HELSINGøR MAR 2014

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Computational Designer  @  DR Design
Generative graphics for tv set design.
COPENHAGEN MAR 2013

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Computational Designer  @  Dark Matters
Visualisation for the Danish Castle Museum in Vordingborg.
COPENHAGEN JAN 2013

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Computational Designer  @  CIID
Visualising the danish design ecosystem, round II.
COPENHAGEN DEC 2012

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Computational designer  @  Dark Matters
Visualisation for Novo Nordisk
COPENHAGEN OCT 2012

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Computational designer  @  Yoke Interaction Design
Simulated fishpond installation for the Danish National Aquarium.
COPENHAGEN JUN 2012

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Computational designer  @  CIID
Visualising the Danish Design Ecosystem.
COPENHAGEN JUL 2012

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Computational designer  @  Dark Matters
Social Zone interactive video projection project for Roskilde Festival.
COPENHAGEN JUN 2012

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Interface designer  @  Audioflow
Layout and interaction design on the Audioflow interface.
COPENHAGEN MAY 2011

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Interaction designer  @  Sixth Sensor
Max/MSP/Jitter patching on composer Simon Steen Andersen's project Run Time Error
COPENHAGEN APR 2011

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Computational designer  @  Yoke Interaction Design
Work on the Glassblower installation for Glasmuseet Ebeltoft
COPENHAGEN MAR 2010

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Graphic interface designer  @  music to use
Team effort with focus on browsing interface concept and graphic design
COPENHAGEN AUG 2010

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Computational designer  @  Rimini Protokoll
Consultantcy on the Best Before project for Push Festival Vancouver BC
BERLIN JUN 2010

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Sound programmer  @  etrans
Development of Max/MSP sound patch for an electric car installation
COPENHAGEN NOV 2009

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Computational designer  @  Yoke Interaction Design
Unity consultancy on the Dandelion project for V&A Museum London
COPENHAGEN OCT 2009

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Computational designer  @  Julien De Smedt Architects
Conceptualisation and prototyping of customised keynote software
COPENHAGEN JAN 2008

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Computational designer  @  The Alexandra Institute
Design and implementation of generative Christmas card web-applet
COPENHAGEN DEC 2007

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Web designer  @  Prosa
Redesign and implementation of prosa.dk
COPENHAGEN MAY 2007

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Computational designer  @  Shift Control Studios
Scripting of facade projection for the Prada headquaters in LA
COPENHAGEN JUN 2006

Teaching

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Guest teacher  @  Design School Kolding
Graphics Programming (Unity)
KOLDING OCT 2017

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Guest Teacher  @  Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design
Programming for designers.
COPENHAGEN FEB 2014

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Guest teacher  @  Sonic College
Interactive sound design using Unity
HADERSLEV FEB 2013

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Guest teacher  @  The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design
Programming procedural form in Unity.
COPENHAGEN APR 2012

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Guest teacher  @  Sonic College
Interactive sound design using Unity
HADERSLEV, DENMARK JAN 2012

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Guest teacher  @  Kolding School of Design
Unity3D basics for interaction designers.
KOLDING JAN 2012

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Guest teacher  @  Kolding School of Design
Procedural drawing with Javascript and Canvas
KOLDING DEC 2011

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Guest teacher  @  Department of Arts and Cultural Studies, University of Copenhagen
Lecture on sound visualisation
COPENHAGEN NOV 2011

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Guest teacher  @  Kolding School of Design
Course in audiovisual instruments using Max/MSP/Jitter
KOLDING SEP 2011

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Guest teacher  @  Tonespace
1-day Sound Field workshop
ESBJERG AUG 2011

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Guest teacher  @  Kolding School of Design
Robotics design course
KOLDING MAY 2011

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Workshop teacher  @  Bredagerskolen
Sound Field workshop
JELLING MAR 2011

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Guest teacher  @  The Danish Design School
Basic course in Processing
COPENHAGEN SEP 2010

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Workshop teacher  @  Tove Ditlevsens Skolen
Sound Field workshop
COPENHAGEN SEP 2010

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Guest teacher  @  The Danish Design School
Basic course in Max/MSP/JItter
COPENHAGEN JAN 2010

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Guest teacher  @  Kolding School of Design
Basic course in Processing
COPENHAGEN DEC 2009

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Guest teacher  @  Kolding School of Design
Extended course in Processing
KOLDING DEC 2008

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Summer course TA  @  Kunsthøjskolen
Music course: contemporary music, digital sound and video editing (2003–2008)
HOLBæK JUL 2008

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Guest teacher  @  Islands Brygge skole
Sound workshop: sound editing and live performance
COPENHAGEN APR 2006

Talks

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Ignite Talk  @  KEA Digital
About using Unity3D for "non-game" purposes.
COPENHAGEN DEC 2016

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Guest lecture  @  Den Danske Scenekunst Skole
On holograms in theatre.
COPENHAGEN JAN 2016

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Artist Talk  @  QA Ring
Presentation of my recent projects.
TAIPEI NOV 2014

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Ignite talk  @  Hack4DK
On interactive information visualisations at The National Gallery of Denmark.
COPENHAGEN SEP 2014

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Talk  @  Design2Innovate
Introduction to data visualisation
KOLDING APR 2013

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Artist talk  @  Kunsthøjskolen
An overview of my work.
HOLBæK FEB 2013

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Presentation  @  Republikken
An overview of my projects related to the crafting virtual lifeforms. Event: Bits&Beers.
COPENHAGEN NOV 2012

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Artist talk  @  Lasalle College of the Arts
An overview of my work
SINGAPORE FEB 2012

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Artist Talk  @  Kunsthøjskolen
On augmented reality
HOLBæK AUG 2010

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Curation and presentation  @  Netfilmmakers
The exhibition Private Bits
COPENHAGEN MAY 2010

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Artist talk  @  Machine-Raum
Projects created at Designskolen Kolding
VEJLE NOV 2007

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Artist talk  @  The Art of the Overhead
About my work related to overheads and cymatics
COPENHAGEN SEP 2005

Publications

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Art magazine  @  Apparatur 19
Presentation of the Nerve project
OCT 2009

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Anthology  @  RE_ACTION: The Digital Archive Experience
Essay discussing the Metasyn project
JUN 2009

Grants & Awards

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Work Grant  @  Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Music and Drama
For the third Silicium production at Click festival.
COPENHAGEN SEP 2017

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Work Grant  @  Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Music Drama
For the production of Silicium's performance "It's Probably You".
COPENHAGEN SEP 2015

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Work Grant  @  Danish Arts Foundation committee for visual arts
For the production of Silicium's debut concert.
COPENHAGEN JAN 2015

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Winner  @  Hack4DK
Hackathon winner.
COPENHAGEN SEP 2014

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Grant  @  The Danish Arts Foundation Committee for Visual Arts
For the continuation of artistic work.
MAY 2009

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Work Grant  @  Danish Art Foundation Committee for Visual Arts
For the production of the project Infested Area.
MAR 2009

Education

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MA in Interactive Media  @  Kolding School of Design
Design of interactive products, prototyping and design presentation
KOLDING SEP 2008

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Study exchange  @  Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design
Creative electronics, computational poetics, metal sculpture
VANCOUVER BC JAN 2007

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Internship in the design department  @  ART+COM
Clients: BMW, Wolkswagen, Reicofil and more
BERLIN AUG 2006

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BA in Interactive Media  @  Kolding School of Design
Design of interactive products, prototyping and design presentation
KOLDING SEP 2006

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First semester  @  Multimediadesign @ KEA
Business, webdesign and game development
COPENHAGEN JAN 2003

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One semester  @  Technology & Communication @ KTS
Video, graphic design and photography
COPENHAGEN OCT 2002

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Spring semester  @  Kunsthøjskolen
Painting, contemporary music and video
HOLBK JAN 2002

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High-school  @  Ingrid Jespersens Gymnasium
Regular courses + math and music
COPENHAGEN SEP 2001