Photos (c) Simone De Greef and Kristín Scheving.

Sums & Differences

Gary Hill, Steina & Woody Vasulka

September 17th – December 18th 2022.

The exhibition Sums & Differences at Listasafn Árnesinga—LÁ Art Museum brings together works by Gary Hill, Steina and Woody Vasulka. It aims to present the commonalities of their earliest explorations and the subsequent divergence of their artistic practices, their conceptual, performative, and contemplative interpretations of the physical and the immaterial, along three unique trajectories. This collaborative project offers a new, albeit reductive, path through the artists’ extensive practices. In the exhibition the mutual exploratory relationship between image and sound is highlighted. The spectrum of work spans several decades and presents early exploratory pieces which use electronic processing tools that document real-time machine interactions and their performance and use as an augmentation of the senses. Additional works reflect the development of the artists’ individual vocabularies and illustrate how they utilize, examine, and break with the algorithm or code in a unique way through their experiential research. Steina’s new work Parallel Trajectories and Gary Hill’s new piece None of the Above will be premiered at the exhibition and the rarely seen film works Peril in Orbit and 360 degree space records by Woody Vašulka will be featured in this new unexpected constellation.

Curated by Jennifer Helia DeFelice, Halldór Björn Runólfsson and Kristín Scheving.

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