THE BOUNDARY OF PÉTUR MÁR GUNNARSSON. SUNDAY, 1ST MARCH, 3 PM. HAFNARHÚS
Artist Pétur Már Gunnarsson discusses his installation, Boundary, which is a part of the D-project series dedicated to visual artists who are at the beginning of their career.
Gunnarsson started out the exhibition Boundary with a simple computer programme that deconstructs and then re-groups letters from words, sentences, or gibberish into short alphabetic geographical or country codes (for instance ISL for Iceland, MYS for Malaysia, and SLV for El Salvador). His intention is to feed to this programme either his ideas about this exhibition or a nordic version of the myth about Excalibur, and present the lettered codes resulted from the text. Just as each word has its own meaning in a poem, and is given specific sound and texture by a poet, Gunnarsson eventually builds Boundary out of objects, sculptures, and images that are not explicit reminiscences of any parameters, but in each work, through interactions with its environment and reflections on its natural or altered state in a new context, resonates subtle recollections of limits, confines, separations.
Gunnarsson studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Vienna, Austria from 2005–2006, after completing studies at the University of Iceland in 2004 and the Iceland Academy of the Arts 1999–2002.
Curator: Yean Fee Quay.
Printed of the web Reykjvik Art Museum, www.reykjvikartmuseum.is 23.42.2013