CV

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. 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, art music, installations, happenings 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 – and through her works she reflects how technology effects life in todays western world.

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

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

Besides her artistic practice Signe is a member of the board of Culture Department of Aarhus, Denmark and of the Danish artists’ union DBF.

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


Title list

2017

THE 4TH MORNING – a staged work for video and performers. In collaboration with Jon R. Skulberg. 

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

HESITATION OF LIGHT illumination af Cityring Bridge in Aarhus as a part of European Capital of Culture 2017. Opened 12. january 2017

2016
Producing HESITATION OF LIGHT – an illumination of Aarhus’ characteristic Cityring Bridge from 1938. By transmitting the colours from the sunset on 200 light sources changing its visual character, and constitute a mutable citygate to Aarhus – European Capital of Culture in 2017. Opening will take place in January 2017

Preparing and producing the choreographic piece THE 4TH MORNING – which will premiere at Bora-Bora, Aarhus 31. January 2017. The 4th Morning is made in collaboration with Jon R. Skulberg /Convoy Exeptionnel.

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


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

2013
Idea, producing and implementing AROUSED! (interaktiv video installation)
HOME by Klejs & Rønsholdt (audio-visuel installation)
RACER by Klejs & Rønsholdt (4D installation)
Idea and producer RESPIT (interactive video installation)
Visual art for YouROland (a requiem)
Idea and implementing ANATOMIA (Site-specific event)
Idea and visual design for BREATHLESS MOMENT PILOT by Klejs & Rønsholdt (App Opera Pilot)
Idea, sculpture and visual design for GROW 2. PART 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)
Contributed with interactive installation for CHAMELEON SPACE (Group exhibition)
Music video RED ROOM (with english soprano and cellist Zoe Martlew)
Music film for HABOUR (concert with Hannah Schneider, Kristina Holgersen and Heidi Mortenson)
Idea and visual work for SKIN by Klejs & Rønsholdt (interactive installation)

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

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