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Žilvinas Kempinas, Untitled (Forest), 2016, projections, steel tripods, reflective flooring. Installation view. Photo: Arnas Anskaitis.

Žilvinas Kempinas

Galerija Vartai

Žilvinas Kempinas, Untitled (Forest), 2016, projections, steel tripods, reflective flooring. Installation view. Photo: Arnas Anskaitis.

Žilvinas Kempinas is a master of motion. His kinetic sculptures made of unwound magnetic tape, the chaotic movement of filmed images, and the motion of the viewer’s body all create intertwined, often immersive, experiences. In his most recent solo exhibition, the New York-based Lithuanian artist presented motion both as a real-time experience and as an imprint of bodily gesture on a surface. By completely covering the numerous windows of the gallery, located in a nineteenth-century building, and blocking some entrances with his earlier pieces (such as White Noise, 2007) or even shifting angles of the rooms by adding false walls, the artist transformed the space into an isolated three-dimensional narrative.

In Untitled (Forest), 2016, a dark room with an upside-down video projection of a bicycle ride through woody landscape and a “forest” of metal tripods painted white and arranged

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