Pedro Gómez-Egaña on the relationships between temporality and catastrophe

The exhibition "En Abyme" is the final result of Gómez-Egaña’s three year long artistic research project "Calligraphies".

The performance, video, installation and texts presented in the exhibition are part of his ongoing investigation into the significance of temporality in our experience and understanding of catastrophe. Gómez-Egaña is a Research Fellow at Bergen National Academy of the Arts.

While catastrophe is the core of Gómez-Egaña's interest, this show focuses on qualities of time and motion that are in contrast to those of conventional media representations: A series of haunted works that seem to speak to our everyday expectation of something happening somewhere, sometime...

At the centre of the exhibition is the new performance "The Kinetoscope of Time", a short performance telling the story of an installation presented as if it were a kinetoscope. At the same time this piece invites the viewer to discover a series of cross references between the objects, videos and archive material found in the exhibition space. 

  • Venue: Knipsu, Komediebakken 9, Bergen city centre
  • Opening: 21 October 2011 at 8pm.
  • Exhibition period: 22 October - 13 November 2011
  • Opening hours: Thursday-Sunday from 1-5pm. 
  • The performance The Kinetoscope of Time plays several times between 3 and 5pm on all of the exhibition's opening days.
  • Entrance is free.

About the artist
Pedro Gómez-Egaña was born in Colombia and is currently based in Norway.  Trained both as a composer and visual artist at Goldsmiths College and the Bergen National Academy of Arts, his practice varies from performance to sculpture, video, installation and sound works. This project combines a series of pieces that explore motion in relation to fundamental forces like gravity, repetition or catastrophe. Gómez-Egaña often includes compositions of text and phonographic material, as well as mechanical or video animations of simple drawings. Although his practice involves multiple technical resources and artistic disciplines it appears to construct worlds of particular simplicity.

The Norwegian Artistic Research Programme is parallel to other research educations organised as academic PhD programmes. 



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Published: 10/13/2011 by Peter Klasson Updated: 3/19/2015 by admin