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Žilvinas Kempinas

Lithuanian artist Žilvinas 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.


  1. Žilvinas Kempinas Lemniscate, 2007

    Bande magnétique et 2 ventilateurs
    Environ 350 x 500 x 70 cm
    Ed. 5/6
    Collection Mudam Luxembourg
    Donation 2008 - KBL European Private Bankers
    Vue de l’exposition Go East I, 11.10.2008 – 08.12.2008, Mudam Luxembourg
    © Photo : Andrés Lejona | Mudam Luxembourg

Marina Abramović, "Video Portrait Gallery", 1975-1998 | Collection Mudam Luxembourg | Acquisition 2001
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