TCF is the moniker of Norwegian contemporary artist and musician Lars Holdhus (b. 1986, Oslo, Norway). His work explores themes of code, cryptography and musical composition through the use of visual, sonic, built and written concepts. Holdhus creates a world that draws references from musique concrete, hardstyle, hardcore, poetry and digital artifacts. His practice shifts between art exhibitions and performing music pieces. Some recent exhibitions included Look....No Hands at HHDM in Vienna, Access Speed at Vault in Berlin and Driving Fast Nowhere at Polansky Gallery in Prague.
The titles and descriptions of his work are written in cypher text, the key to which is hidden within the piece itself. The first release came out in 2013 as a limited edition of 50 copies on YYAA tapes. His upcoming release on Liberation Technologies entitled E4 15 C4 71 97 F7 8E 81 1F EE B7 86 22 88 30 6E C4 13 7F D4 EC 3D ED 8B further explores the cryptographic theme, and consists of digital and physical content containing the necessary keys to unlock the full meaning of the work.
He lives and works in Berlin.
As part of Festivals of Live Cinema project, Holdhus gave a talk on his creative practice using the principles of live cinema, and presented new work created specifically for the Corpus Christi Chapel at Konvikt, Olomouc, titled 40 FC 4A 83 F9 BD A8 30 3F F2 33 C3 0B 5E 34 50 04 9C D9 4C 93 59 BE 6D 2E 36 D6 B3 9A D7 34 39.