Oscillation 2022

56 minutes 30 second
Polyethylene tubes, sound, video projection
800cm width x 300cm high x 50cm diameter

Installation view: Reykjavík Art Museum 2022

In Oscillation (2022) Guðjónsson continues exploring the possibilities of spatial transformation through moving images. Similarly to the work for the Icelandic Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2022, Perpetual Motion, this work expands formal limits through distorting space via a combination of moving image, sound, and light effect in the gallery. A set of cylindrical tubes are placed in a horizontal position along the space, across which the play of light transforms the image into a wave-like effect. The materiality of the work is enhanced by the movement, vibrations, and oscillations of the colours, in contrast of the darkened environment. The film moves across the expanse of tubes, merging with the walls and its surroundings, accentuating the extent of the volumes in the room. The artwork connects the audience with the darkened space, exploring the links between image and perception.

 Mónica Bello, curator