Welcome to Garden Grid Disturbance – Sound and vision created by Danish contemporary artist “Dreadspace” (Christian Ulrik Borberg)
Perhaps best known for his psychedelic rave art style, graphics, digital art, videos and video installations in combination with soundscapes and music. He originally started out as a DJ and drummer, and studied jazz at Berkley college of music in Boston. From the mid 80s he took a more visual approach with graphics and experimenting with projection art and especially using poetry in the projections. In the early 1990s he started working in the Danish rave scene creating visuals, flyers, poster and projections in the iconic Club Mantra, with some highlight like “The Ultramarine event with English ambient icon The Orb at Trekroner island”. Tripping on sunshine events in Copenhagen and also the Venue festival that ran from 1993 to 2000. He teamed up with Copenhagen electronic record label April Records, creating artwork and videos for Bjørn Svin, Swimware catalogue, Acoustic, Future 3, Jet, and many more. This led to an expo at the ICA Institute contemporary art in London 1997. He received a Grammy nomination for the Jet video “My new machine” in 1998. He also received a Grammy nomination for Caroline Henderson trip hop album Cinemataztic. In the 90s he also started the creative design house Danesadwork, With some high-lights, like the controversial campaign for the Swedish concert promotor Motor Concert “Sex NO Drugs and rock’n’roll, that got prohibited in Sweden. Events for Playstation PS1 and the game Wipe Out, and on to work on several Sci-fi blockbusters. First The Matrix 1999 with Nokia and in 2001 it was the Spielberg’s Minority report. ” Up through the 00s he created more art-projects. In 2001-2003 he teamed up with jazz singer Caroline Henderson and painter Sunny Asemota – In the Met-art-morphing project at Bornholm and Aalborg art museum. A multi-art installation with music, paintings videos and graphics. In 2004-2006 he created the Maxgum tree project with music by Goodiepal. A virtual online bubble-gum tree, The gumtree was also performed live with Goodiepal.
Garden Grid Disturbance
From the mid. 00s the foundation for Garden Grid Disturbance was kicked to life with Poems, Illustration and animation. It’s Sci-fi poetry told In little stories inspired by artificial intelligence, and how it might interpret the humans understanding of life and nature. A little metaphor is attached to it, that the digital jungle that we all live in, has a hidden layer, a life on its own, that humans does not control, and there is a sound to it, and that is sound of Garden Grid Disturbance.
This should be seen in a poetic, jazzy, humorist and sometimes in a dramatic way, but not with in any deeper political or philosophic meaning – well maybe just a little bit.
1. Waves from the A.I – A story in artificial nature, released in 2019.
2. Trip on lower deck – A Story about being Melancholic in space, released in 2020.
3. The Grand delusional frequency – the story about hidden laws of e-life, released in 2021.
4. The Glitch on magenta drive – The great escape to the unknown, to be released in 2023.
Also a serie of musical side stories and remixes are being released. Oceanic Nano hydra released in 2020
Garden Grid Disturbance “The Grand Delusional Frequency”, released September 2021.
Garden Grid Disturbance “Trip On Lower Deck.” – Released September 2020.
Garden Grid Disturbance “Oceanic Nano Hydra Mixes.” – Released 2020
Garden Grid Disturbance “Waves From The A.I.” – Released September 2019
“Deface” Deeday projection Roskilde Festival
Met-art-morphing expo 2001-2003 with Caroline Henderson, Sunny Asemota & Ulrik Borberg. A multi-art installation with music, sculptures, paintings videos and graphics at Bornholm Art museum and Aalborg Art museum.
Robodino 2001, Inkjet on canvas 120×120 cm for the Met-art-morphing expo.
Plastidino 2001, Inkjet on canvas 120×120 cm for the Met-art-morphing expo.
“Hammerhead” 3D Illustration for the Venue music festival 1997
One of the flyers for the Swedish concert promotor Motor Concerts.
The campaighn “Sex NO Drugs and rock’n’roll, that got prohibited in Sweden.
One of the first flyers for the iconic Club Mantra in Copenhagen 1994
Album cover Goodipal 2010: Gæoudi sygnok – Mort aux vaches extra extra – route 66 eksperimentet
Tripping on Sunshine poster 1994
Maxgumtree preformed live with Goodiepal in Rome 2003
“Maxgumtree” online game and live art-instalation, based on the idea – feed the tree with clicks and you will get beautiful bubblegum bubbles and glorious music back.
Music by Goodiepal. programmed by Rasmus Sørensen at Danesadwork. UB©2002
Maxgum tree online game.
(Sorry we can’t run the real game for the moment due to programming updates and so)
“Music drones” Illustration for ICA Expo. London 96
The Illustration was originally made for the “Eurospotting” music event.
Oppening at ICA Expo. London 96.
“My new house” ICA Expo. London 96.
Illustration and cover design: Bjorn Svin album “mer Strom”
Illustration, poster and flyer for: Universal flow the “funkyabstractjazztechno” event.
“Under” 3D photo print 1993