dawn-4

sigrun Hardardottir

  Dawn deals with the connection between the realistic image and the abstract one.The image is of people moving from one screen to the next. With repeating shooting of the last shot shows this connection. As colors and forms reflect light in a different way, the form of the facial features separates slowly and with the progressing of the repetition the facial features separates one another into independant abstract forms. With movement from one screen to the next the TV is in the foreground as an object that can be accessed from the side as one might be walking into the frame and out of it again.

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dawn03

Dawn. Video installation 1986
for 3 monitors and a synchronizer. 
6 min. 10 sec, U-matic (¾´), Pal, Color Stereo.

Exhibited in: Reykjavik Art Museum Hafnarhusid 2017 and 2013,
"Video from 1975 - 1990"
Öskjuhlíd, Reykjavik, Iceland. 1986.
Time Based Arts, Amsterdam, The Netherlands 1986
The National TV, Iceland February 1987.

Co-produced by: Monte Video and The Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Purchased by: Reykjavik Art Museum 2013, Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten 1986.
In collection and distribution of Nederland’s Institute Voor Mediakunst, Amsterdam. (LIMA)