Time Times Three by Rebecca Krasnik
January 15, 2021 16:00
March 07, 2021 17:00
Galleri Image looks forward to re-opening and presenting the exhibition Time Times Three with computer and installation art by the Danish artist Rebecca Krasnik.
Krasnik has created a site-specific installation and a 3D computer animation that plays with the physical space and ideas on linear time. In the animation the hippopotamus lies alone in its void, completely calm and peaceful in the water. But each time it opens its mouth to bare its large teeth, we are reminded that it is aggressive, lethally dangerous and wild.
The hippopotamus represents something it is not -- in fact it is made of numbers in a computer. Codes create its life in an alternate world that continues endlessly. The animation is not just a video played in a loop, but is created by algorithms that produce random occurrences over time. This allows the artwork to continue endlessly in both time and space - until the software crashes or the hardware breaks.
The site-specific installation acts as a connection between the physical space and the technical qualities of the computer animation. It consists of staircases that stretch from the now into the future, towards alternate timelines. Together they make up an exploration of a reality in which time is fluent, endless and individual.
In conjunction with the exhibition, Galleri Image will organise the talk Conversation about Time and Technology Saturday March 6, moderated by Magdalena Tyżlik-Carver, Assistant Professor in the Dept. of Digital Design and Information Studies, Aarhus University. Participants in the talk are Rebecca Krasnik and artists Sophia Ioannou Gjerding and Mark Tholander. The conversation will base its discussions on ideas on technological developments, such as photography from around the turn of the 19th century. It will initiate discussions on how technological developments continue to affect the production and interpretation of images today. The talk thereby examines the thoughts and ideas that lie behind the production and consumption of computer-generated imagery; the temporal and spatial possibilities which occur within them; and the effect these possibilities have on the ways in which we experience time and space.
The talk will be recorded and will later be available at Galleri Image’s Vimeo.
About the Artist
Rebecca Krasnik (b. 1987) is a Danish Visual Artist based in Copenhagen. She has an MFA in Photography, Video and Related Media from School of Visual Arts, New York City, USA. Krasnik's art has been exhibited in New York, London, Copenhagen, and more. Her exhibition at Galleri Image is her first solo show in Aarhus.
Read more on the artist's website: www.rebeccakrasnik.info
The exhibition is supported by the Danish Arts Foundation, the City of Aarhus (Kulturudviklingspuljen), The A.P. Møller Foundation, The William Demant Foundation and the Augustinus Foundation.