Zilvinas Kempinas: Fountains

14 Sept. – 5 Jan. 2013

Hafnarhús

Fountains is a large site-specific installation. It is a landscape of sort with pools of magnetic tape waves that are driven by heavy-duty industrial fans.

Zilvinas Kempinas (b. 1969, Lithuania) has been using magnetic tapes from VHS cassettes to create works that apparently deny the original functions of the medium, but his works continue to stir up various levels of nostalgias in cultures that are familiar with the tape format, toward a replaced technology. Sleek and shiny, the black tape with a width of 12.7 mm, which used to wind between two spools in plastic case, has been removed from its casing to become an object to be experienced in a physical space.

The exhibition is a part of the Cultural Program of the Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and supported by The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania.

 

Programme

Saturday  28 September 3 p.m.
Guided tour in Lithuanian
Guided tour in Lithuanian through the exhibitions of Zilvinas Kempinas and Tomas Martišauskis

Thursday 3 October 6 p.m.
Artist‘s talk
Artist‘s talk with Sigrún Harðardóttir about the exhibition Icelandic video art from 1975 – 1990.

Saturday and Sunday 2 - 3 November 1 p.m.
Guided tours in English through the exhibitions at Hafnarhús.

Saturday 30 November  11 a.m.
Workshop
Björk Viggósdóttir artist leads a workshop for the family in connection with the exhibitions in Hafnarhús.

Saturday 14 December at 11 a.m.
Guided tour with the Museum Belt 
Guided tour with the Museum Belt through the exhibitions at Hafnarhús. The Museum Belt is a “tool belt“ that can be placed around your waist and offers a unique learning opportunity in informal educational settings.

Saturday 4  January  3 p.m.
Guided tour in Lithuanian
Guided tour in Lithuanian through the exhibitions of Zilvinas Kempinas and Tomas Martišauskis.

 

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