Ninia Sverdrup: "Urban Scene XII -XIV"

AC Institute
Mar 29, 2014 6:12PM

April 10 –  April 23rd, 2014

Opening Event: Thursday, April 10, 6-8pm

This event is free and open to the public.

Ninia Sverdrup’s work deals with the concept of time and its significance in everyday life. Sverdrup experiments with the expression “to have time for.” In an earlier piece titled My To-Do List, the artist spent an entire day at the post office—from nine in the morning until six in the evening— just to buy three stamps. Sverdrup also often references the Japanese concept of ma - the valuable emptiness of perceiving time and space in a non-rational way.

Urban Scene is a series of video loops filmed with a fixed camera to capture everyday events. The urban space utilized takes on the quality of a movie set. None of the action is planned. The entirely commonplace images were then carefully reworked, with Sverdrup focusing her main effort on composing the sounds in each scene. She is interested in the rhythm of sound as an image and entirely constructs the soundtrack of her videos. 

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