Finnbogi Pétursson at New Media Gallery, CA
February 1, 2023
Finnbogi Pétursson
a B I O T I C

February 4 - April 23, 2023


February 4
Artist Talks 2:00 - 3:00 Opening Reception 3:00 -4:30

Artist Finnbogi Pétursson exhibits his 2016-'22 work, Infra/Supra, at New Media Gallery, Canada. In the exhibition phases of water are a physical, chemical and structural material to be used as an expressive and conceptual tool: liquid, gas, solid; water, steam, bubbles, ice. We see water mirrored, suspended, projected and directed. Water is the surface, the object and the medium, over, through and around which play precise exchanges of light, movement and sound. Manufactured, incidental and composed sound is integrated into this watery fabric becoming a defining component of each installation.

Spanning one wall is an expansive, shallow, ground-level pool, filled with water and black ink and subjected to a precise calculation of sound vibration and light. The resulting hypnotic soundscape incorporates a series of speakers delivering the equivalent of three hertz of composed, sound vibration over and into the planar water surface. The pulsating waves generate a series of intentional, ever-expanding concentric circles and patterns on the water surface. Lighting projects these patterns onto the wall as moving tidal lines and shadows, or ‘drawings’.
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