Material Acoustics

At Norwegian Presence, Ruud presents three sculptural objects from an ongoing project exploring our relationship with sound and ritual. Using wood, metal and electronic components, he has created two clocks and a doorbell – creating an installation that straddles sculpture and design.

Stian Korntved Ruud

Driven by a fascination with how things are made and a compulsion to experiment and modify, Stian Korntved Ruud explores the inherent and potential properties of materials and the shifting boundaries between beauty and functionality.  After studying product design at Akershus University College and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, followed by an internship with Tom Dixon in London, Ruud co-founded craft, art and design studio Kneip with the maker Jørgen Platou Willumsen. He has exhibited internationally, both individually and with Kneip, including at Norway’s 2016 Milan show Structure.