Zilvinas Kempinas: Fountains

Zilvinas Kempinas: Brunnar

Tryggvagata 17, Reykjavik, 101
Admission: ISK 1200 (entry to Reykjavik Art Museum : Hafnarhús, this exhibition is free) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 05/01/2014
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Opening Times
Monday: 1000 - 1700
Tuesday: 1000 - 1700
Wednesday: 1000 - 1700
Thursday: 1000 - 2000
Friday: 1000 - 1700
Saturday: 1000 - 1700
Sunday: 1000 - 1700
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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.

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