Christian Skjødt Hasselstrøm (DK)

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When a cosmic ray enters the Earth’s magnetic field and atmosphere, it splits into smaller parts and decays. However, one of the mildly radioactive elements of the radiation reaches all the way down to us — the so-called muon.

Muons travel almost at the speed of light. Despite their short lifespan of 2.2 microseconds — and thanks to the theory of relativity, which means they age 22 ’mes slower than to us — these particles often manage to reach far below the surface of the Earth.

µ consists of 49 specially designed particle detectors, amplifying the energy of muons, resulting in audible impulses. The detectors are autonomous, and the impulses are emptied live and according to the particle’s intensity and truly random presence.

Thus, µ functions as a cosmic listening station, inviting us to enter the grid and experience the ever-present cosmic rays.


Christian Skjødt Hasselstrøm (DK), lives and works in Copenhagen. At the intersection of sound, visual art, and science, Skjødt Hasselstrøm’s work aims to challenge our sensory perception and point towards the limits of human perception. He is often working at specific sites, creating large scale installations and immersive environments.
Skjødt Hasselstrøm been awarded by the Prix Ars Electronica, Japan Media Arts Festival and Edigma Semibreve, and holds a MA from The Royal Academy of Music, Denmark.


Collaboration with the Niels Bohr Institute of Copenhagen University.
With the support of Embassy & Permanent Mission of Denmark, Vienna.
Support by KODA Culture.