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Who is Signe Klejs

The main purpose for Signe Klejs in general is to push the borders between body and technology – through research in digital and interactive exhibitions and performance environments.
In the tension field between individual, space and technology she explores different ways of expression through and with the body by using digital technologies and environmental data.
Among her works are interactive installations, sculptures and light, combined space- and internetbased art experiments, interactive set-designs for opera and dance performances and site-specific works and concepts.
Signe Klejs’ works has been exhibited and performed throughout Scandinavia, in New York, Shanghai, Beijing and Europe.

Signe Klejs (b. 1974) is a Danish artist with a master’s in Design with Digital Media from Design School Kolding and Universität der Künste Berlin, where she studied experimental media art. In her work, she challenges the potential in digital art through what she defines as, relational encounters between body, space and technology. She works across many genres including, stage art, visual arts, site specific art, installations and transmedia projects. Klejs’ art has been exhibited all over Scandinavia, in Europe, Asia and the US. During the European Cultural Capital in Aarhus 2017 Klejs created the piece Hesitation of Light. Since May 2019, her permanent light installation Zeitgeist has been installed on the façade of The Women’s Museum in Aarhus.

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Signe Klejs
KKArt
Kongensgade 60,2
DK-5000 Odense C

Email:
klejs@cygne.dk

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Signe Klejs (b. 1974)
Visual artist

Signe Klejs holds a master in Design with Digital Media from Design School Kolding and Universität der Künste Berlin where she studied Experimental Media Art. Her focus is to create, unfold and improve the potential in digital art in a way she defines as Relational encounters – body, space and technology. She works unhindered across genres, her work relates to stage art, visual arts, site specific art, installations and transmedia projects. Signe has a hands-on approach as she is programming and building technological and physical constructions herself. Her content is often anchored in society changes, bodily ideas and cultural issues.

Klejs’ work is exhibited throughout Scandinavia, in Europe, in USA and in China.

During European Cultural Capital in Aarhus/DK in 2017 Klejs did a spectacular light piece on the Ring bridge in the city; Hesitation of Light.

Besides her artistic practice Klejs is teaching and is in the board of the Danish artists’ union DBF, Aarhus Sinfonietta and Teater Fluks.

Klejs has received working grants from the Danish Art Councill in 2007, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.

2019
BLOWN AWAY 
Solo exhibition at Gallery Image, Aarhus
Suspension
Installation presented in May at Click-festival, Elsinor
Zeitgeist
Permanent light installation at The Womens Museum’s facade, Aarhus.
Waiting For A Brighter Future
Site-specific videoinstallation.

2018
enTmenschT
A concert-installation in collaboration with composer Line Tjørnhøj
I AM YOUR IMAGE
An artistic experiement about the complexity of living in more levels simultaneously. In collaboration with Mark Coniglio.

2017
THE GREENHOUSE 
A cyclic installation about the cultivated and the wildernes.
THE 4TH MORNING 
A staged work for video and performers. In collaboration with Jon R. Skulberg.
HESITATION OF LIGHT
Illumination af Cityring Bridge in Aarhus as a part of European Capital of Culture 2017. Opened 12. january 2017


2016
BREATHLESS MOMENT 
An opera for smartphones and tablets. In collaboration with composer Niels Rønsholdt. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

2015
LOOKING FOR COURAGE
Part of the international immersive performance , (visual art, video and stage design)
THE MIRAGE
Permanent installation for Godsbanen, Aarhus  (artist and lightning design)
A DOLLHOUSE
Restaging  by Ibsen as opera (Video set design)
RAMIFICATIONS
Idea and sculpturing by Klejs & Rønsholdt (sculpture)

2014
RAMIFICATIONS
Idea and sculpturing  by Klejs & Rønsholdt (sculpture)
UDSYNGNING
Idea and implementation of  (3 music films)
H.OPERA8700
Staging and producing (site-specific public space opera)
LOOKING FOR COURAGE
Visual ideas (a european/chinese opera)
A DOLLHOUSE
Video set-design for as opera (Video set design),
BREATHLESS MOMENT 
Idea and visual design by Klejs & Rønsholdt (App Opera).


2013
AROUSED!
Idea, producing and implementing (interactive video installation)
HOME 
By Klejs & Rønsholdt (audio-visuel installation)
RACER
By Klejs & Rønsholdt (4D installation)
RESPIT
Idea and producer (interactive video installation)
YouROland
Visual art (a requiem)
ANATOMIA
Idea and implementing (Site-specific event)
BREATHLESS MOMENT PILOT
Idea and visual design by Klejs & Rønsholdt (App Opera Pilot)
GROW 2. PART
Idea, sculpture and visual design together with choreographer Helle Bach (Site specific public space performance installation)

2012
GROW 1. PART
Together with choreographer Helle Bach (Site specific public space performance installation)
CHAMELEON SPACE
Contributed with interactive installation (Group exhibition)
RED ROOM
Music video (with english soprano and cellist Zoe Martlew)
HABOUR
Music film (concert with Hannah Schneider, Kristina Holgersen and Heidi Mortenson)
SKIN
Idea and visual work by Klejs & Rønsholdt (interactive installation)


2011
GENFÆRD
Idea and visual design together with choreographer Lisbeth Sonne (Site specific interactive installations in public space)
TRIO MEDIÆVAL
Digital performance (concerts in Oslo and Berlin)
STÆVNESAT
Digital concert format together with ensemble Lydenskab (visual concert)
CITY ARTIST
Nominated to the award City Artist in Horsens 2012
PORTRAIT 
Designing tools and visual concepts together with composer Line Tjørnhøj (workshop performances with young people)

2008 – 2010
DR. GOD
Visuel Performance (Nordic Music Days)
SNIP SNAP SNUDE
Idea and visual design to (dance performance)
PURE LOVE
Artist and performer together with Anne Dyhr (art installation and performance)
ASYL!
Buildings and visual design for together with lydenskab (concert)
KIROMANIA
Artist (digital sculpture)
INSIDE OUT – OUTSIDE IN
Digital and interactive set-design (dance performance)
HONEYMOON
Idea and visual work by Klejs & Rønsholdt (interactive opera installation)
MOONPAIN.NU
Art Direction (Experiencedesign on www about composer Klaus Ib Jørgensen)
FACADE
Interactive art together with Helle Bach (dance installation)
REALstAGE
Workshop facilitator at Robert Wilson’s Watermill Center, NY with the project 
TRIO MEDIÆVAL
Digital and generative visuals for Skt. Johs Church, Bergen
ROOM OF RELATION
Idea and digital art by Klejs & Rønsholdt (interactive opera installation)