I Set Out to Track the Sun

Utstilling i Galleri Svalbard

Risa Horowitz


Horowitz


Dette prosjektet kombinerer arbeider fra The Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition med Antigua og hennes utforskning som artist in residence hos Galleri Svalbard tidlig 2018. Utstillingen består av to fotografiske serier, fra både digitale opptak og storformat-film, som omhandler det å følge solens gang over sommerhimmelen. I 2017 forsøkte hun å følge midnattssola, men resultatet var heller labert – det var overskyet mesteparten av tiden. I Set Out to Track the Sun er resultatet av en 24-timers maratonøkt, som forestiller seg hvor solen skulle befinne seg i forhold til de fire himmelretningene. As if to Track the Sun forestiller seg solas posisjon i omgivelsene med modellen og bøyen som «stand-ins» for en klar, men skjult stjerne. Utstillingen inkluderer også opptak Horowitz samlet under en 24-timers performance med meditative handlinger ved observasjon og tilstedeværelse i Longyeardalen, redigert sammen under tittelen Practicing Standing, alt komplementert mot en grafisk bakgrunn som gjengir elementer fra dalen. 
   Risa Horowitz er født og oppvokst i Toronto. I hennes virke som billedkunstner søker hun å viske ut grensegangene mellom ekspert-amatør, hobby-arbeid og fritid-produktivitet. Horowitz er førsteamanuensis ved universitetet i Regina i den canadiske delstaten Saskatchewan. Hennes arbeider er blant annet representert i samlingene til The Saskatchewan Arts Board, The Canada Council Art Bank, og Global Affairs Canada (på permanent utstilling i Canada House, London). Hun har en omfattende utstillingsvirksomhet både i Canada og i utlandet. Horowitz har deltatt på kunstneropphold ved Banff Centre og Cité des Arts in Paris, gjennom Canada Council International Residencies Program. Sommeren 2019 er hun valgt ut til The Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture artist residency program i Dawson City, Yukon.

 

Utstillingen står til 31.12.2018 - VELKOMMEN!


   Risa Horowitz (b. 1970) presents works that continue her explorations of the experience and representation of time and space. The exhibition is the culmination of several years of focus on conceptual approaches to the astronomical.
   This project combines work Horowitz generated on the Arctic Circle Summer Solstice Expedition artist residency in June 2017, and arising from her explorations as artist-in-residence with Galleri Svalbard in early 2018. The exhibition consists of two series of photographs – from digital and large-format film – that revolve around tracking the un-setting sun. In 2017 Horowitz set out to track the midnight sun but failed: it was mostly cloudy or overcast. Resulting from a 24-shooting marathon, I Set Out to Track the Sun imagines where the sun should be in each of the four compass directions. As if to Track the Sun imagines the sun’s position in the round, with figure and buoy standing in for the otherwise persistently bright but hidden star. Also presented is a video compilation of imagery that Horowitz gathered – collectively entitled Practicing Standing – during the twenty-four hours that she spent in meditative action observing and being within the Longyear Valley. These works are complemented by a vinyl wall work that presents a rendition of this valley, within which Galleri Svalbard is located.
   Toronto-born Risa Horowitz is a visual and media artist whose practice blurs boundaries between expert-amateur, hobby-work, and leisure-productivity. Horowitz is based in Regina, Saskatchewan where she is an associate professor in the Department of Visual Arts at the University of Regina.
   Horowitz’s works are in the collections of the Saskatchewan Arts Board, the Canada Council Art Bank, and Global Affairs Canada (on permanent display at Canada House, London). She has exhibited across Canada and abroad. Horowitz has attended residencies at The Banff Centre and Cité des Arts in Paris through the Canada Council International Residencies Program. In summer 2019 Horowitz will attend the Klondike Institute of Arts and Culture artist residency program in Dawson City, Yukon.

Exhibition will last until 31.12.2018 WELCOME! 

 

 

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