Igor & Svetlana Kopystiansky

07 Jul - 19 Aug 2006

Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky
"Establishing Shot," 2004
installation view Lisson gallery London

Lisson Gallery is pleased to announce a new exhibition by Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky, previewing on Thursday 6th July from 6-8pm. The exhibition will include new photography and video works as well as vintage photographs, paintings and works on paper.

In the new work 'Sandglass (Establishing Shot)' 2005, originally commissioned by the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art, the Kopystianskys present a two screen video projection set in the Arizonan desert. The viewer is presented with two photograph-like projections which seem to be still but are actually moving imperceptibly, heading inexorably towards each other until they meet to become momentarily one image, before moving past each other again. The stillness of the image is an illusion and the movement seems to be motionless, thus eliding the languages of photograph and film.

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