Photos: Telepathy of Steinar Haga Kristensen and Karen Eliot at CAC
Photo: Arnas Anskaitis
Steinar Haga Kristensen. Ballast Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius Through August 17, 2014
In the exhibition "Ballast", Steinar Haga Kristensen shows a selection of works produced in collaboration with Karen Eliot between 2006 and 2014. The method of their collaboration is characterized by their telepathic sensibility – a way of communication, which is possible by their use of telepathy, without apparent physical signals.
Numerous paintings, sculptural work and other interventions will create imagery that is best described as gestalts of the aforementioned telepathic collaborations that seeks to scrutinize the force of similarity inherent in our redundantly exuberant modernity.
As backdrops for these works, Haga Kristensen has produced a number of large-scale banners – a roof to floor diptych measuring up to11 m in length. Consisting of 3D renderings documenting a prior instalment by the artist, the banners constitute a way of representation and investigation, which furthermore convey a utopian potential in regard to how an exhibit can be conceived – a sort of ghost-like view of one complex composition.
A 3D video installation plays a central part in the exhibition, reflecting the artist’s histrionic enactment of creation and reception, suggesting a preclusion of the real audience or spectator by idealizing their involvement with the objects on display through an opaque and disorienting narrative.