A fundamental part of humanity’s development is our obsession to understand the world. Everything that is unknown comes with a certain discomfort, but with the understanding of a phenomenon it becomes a truth. Therefore, understanding relies on uncertainty. They are the are two sides to the coin. But what does it take to push something known back into uncertainty?
Tensile Stress tests the spectator’s understanding of his surroundings and the purpose of the objects inside of it. Here the thin line between understanding and incomprehension is explored. The question is: how far can our understanding be expanded before our fundamental idea of something changes?
The aim of the exhibition is to work with the space rather than inside of it. The features of the exhibition space, or the so-called white cube, are addressed and transformed. The white walls become obsolete and the lighting taking the spotlight. In the installation, the space itself and it’s elemental features become the subject matter. Outside of the space the object becomes irrelevant and only with its presence in the installation does it have a new life.
The spectator is invited into this experience where each and everyone can fill in the blank space with their own experience and knowledge.
From October 3rd to November 21st a series of 20 solo shows by 3rd year students in Fine Art will be taking place in Laugarnes.
Each thursday a solo exhibition will be opened at three different locations in Laugarnes: The Cube on 2nd floor, Navel in the middle of the building on first floor and Hulduland on the north side of the building on first floor. Openings are from 17:00 - 19:00 on Thursdays.