Zilvinas Kempinas


In TUBE, the chief work of the Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas, first shown at the 2009 Venice Biennale and since then seldom displayed, Kempinas generates maximal sensory impressions with minimal means.

Horizontally stretched video tapes convey the perspective of a tunnel, walking through which evokes new, fascinating levels of perception in the visitor.

Kempinas’ works are fascinating because of their lightness and poetic nature. He works exclusively with videotapes, which are being used sculpturally – he uses them as linear base material for his large-scale installations.

The videotapes move in the draft and, through the hypnotic movements, they transform the architecture into a fleeting and visually buzzing environment.

Published on the occasion of the exhibition TUBE at Kunstraum Dornbirn 15 April – 29 May 2016.

English and German text.

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