ZILVINAS KEMPINAS

Lemniscate

Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas (1969) investigates space with the help of magnetic tapes that appear to defy the laws of gravity. For Lemniscate (2007), the artist uses two ventilators, positioned so that the magnetic tape draws a huge tracery, while immobile and floating in space. The visual effectiveness of the tape in suspension, due to the discrepancy between the use of this technological recording means and its sparing implementation, confers upon the work a dimension that is as poetic as it is sculptural. By playing with the phenomena of perception, Kempinas’ installations disorientate the viewer, seeing the ribbon incessantly moving in and out of sight.

Lemniscate

Zilvinas Kempinas
Lemniscate, 2007
Magnetic tape and fans
Collection Mudam Luxembourg
Donation 2008 - KBL European Private Bankers
© Photo: Andrés Lejona