CIRCLES AND SQUARES is the first solo exhibition in Britain by the prominent Polish artist Igor Krenz. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the latest Horsecross' commission under the same title ' a short 22-channel artist's video installation evoking the magic of the early cinema experience. A collection of found archive footage brings the attention to the cue marks and helps us reinvisage the clackety sound of the film tail at the end of a reel, the whirring of film running through the projector, the hum of the fan that cools the projection lamp. This multi-channel artist's video installation is on view at the Threshold Wave showing in a cinematic loop which cycles every 22 minutes daily between 8am-1am.
Circles and Squares, 2009 has been acquired for the Horsecross collection of contemporary art at Threshold artspace The work also continues at the Threshold Stage area of the artspace. An earlier short artist's video Find the Exact Number of Details, 2000 is showing on a loop at the Threshold Flush area of the artspace.
IGOR KRENZ (born 1959 in Katowice. Lives and works in Warsaw) is probably best known internationally for his approach to film-making as 'a logical mind game'. Krenz's video vignettes are often tales about life cycles, cause and effect, improbability and accuracy, held together by playful scenarios. He is the co-founder of Polish artists' collectives ZF Kino, Photo Service and Azorro Supergroup. Most recently his work has been shown in group exhibitions at Tate Modern, London and Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, as well as GB Agency, Paris, Garash Galeràa, Mexico City and Raster Gallery, Warsaw. His work has been acquired for the public collections of Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, National Museum , Krakow; Silesian Museum, Katowice; Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk amongst others.
Produced in partnership with 55degrees, Glasgow and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. Supported by Scottish Arts Council New Work Fund, Scottish Executive's Homecoming Scotland 2009 and Adam Mickiewicz Institute's Polska! Year: A Year of Contemporary Everything From Poland!
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