Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

Zilvinas Kempinas, Flying Tape, Installation View at BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, 2010. Photo: Louise Hepworth. Courtesy: AV Festival 10

BALTIC presents a work by Lithuanian-born, New York-based artist Žilvinas Kempinas. His unique installations often use unspooled videotape and electric fans to conjure transfixing visual conundrums such as Flying Tape, which consisted of a vast loop of videotape suspended in mid-air upon the currents from a circle of fans; and White Noise a monumental kinetic screen of vibrating videotape. Kempinas represented Lithuania at the 53rd Venice Biennale, 2009.

Biography
Lithuanian artist Žilvinas Kempinas lives and works in New York City. In many of his installations he utilizes unwound magnetic tape. The use of the tape affects the viewer through various senses: visually, aurally and physically. His first New York shows took place at PS1 in 2003 and Spencer Brownstone Gallery in 2004. In 2007 he was awarded the Calder Prize and a residency at Atelier Calder in Saché, France. He had solo shows at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (2008); Kunsthalle, Vienna (2009) and represented Lithuania at the 53rd Venice Biennale. 

Credit
Curated by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, in partnership with AV Festival 10.

Zilvinas Kempinas

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