Category: 2010

Guggi | 2010

By admin, February 22, 2012

An in-situ installation with a single channel video projection and sound

onto the back wall of The Guggenheim Museum New York

Looped ca 35 min. 2010

Commissioned by Alan S. & Christina MacDonald

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Guggi is a character living in a room inside the neighbor’s building. Guggi is our imagined personality. We watch him from our veranda. No one knows him but us. He is a fiction, but nevertheless real, since thoughts and words are as real as objects or beings aren’t they sometimes?

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The builder inside the staircase

By admin, February 17, 2012

An in-situ piece at a private home as a part of “Coup de Ville” organised by Jan Hoet and Stef van Bellingen together with WARP in Sint Niklaas, Belgium 2010. The exhibition was a “Chambres des amis de 21. siecle” held in private and public locations in the city-centre of Sint-Niklaas. Key notions are integrity-led artistic engagement, dialogue, superseding cultures and generations. The title symbolically refers to an ‘occupied city’. This installation was done in a “found location” in the livingroom of a family that was moving into a new house. On the ground floor there was a staircase leading up to the next floor and on the side wall of the staircase was a small door. This sparked the idea of projecting something into that corner. We can say that the corner was brought to life with this video projection. It shows a ping pong ball rolling in and out of the door and occasionally a hand holding a hammer, a foot or a head sticks out of the door, indicating a builder that might be a some sort of a character of the small door or a “spirit” living in the house. The evoking and implantation of the character into the corner transforms it into a place where a possible story could occur.
Single channel video projection and sound onto a corner in a house under construction

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photo: Art Platform WARP & Wim Wauman

Girodaff | 2010

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By admin, February 15, 2011

Single-channel video projection, mobile, galss objects and sound.
Duration: 5:30 min
Dimensions variable

A mobile consisting of found glass objects hangs from the ceiling. A video projection with elements or acteurs (mammoth, cloud, club and purple rain) is projected over the glass objects that causes prismatic light effects into the room and arouse the imagination in a child like focused way to create a mini Universe.

Photos and Video by Robin Thomson

Plugstaab | 2010

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By admin, February 15, 2011

Installation, Sassa Trülzsch, Berlin
Description: glass bowl, fishing net, single channel video, sound.
Duration: 3:09 min
Dimensions variable

A glassbowl is hanging in a fishnet from the ceiling. A video of shapes is projected onto it. As the video hits the glass a new image is composed on the wall behind. Reflections on the wall, the deformed video image and the shadow of the glassbowl create an image of a some sort of a beast that is underlined with breathing sounds and popping sounds.

Photo Eric Tschernow
Courtesy Sassa Trülzsch
Galerie i8, Reykjavik

Rotating Unit | 2010

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By admin, July 15, 2010

Installation, Basel Art Faire
Description: Single-channel video projection with chicken wire object,
rotating unit and sound.
Duration: 6:52 min
Dimensions variable

A shape made of chickenwire is mounted onto a small rotating display. A video of stripes and shapes is projected over the shape as it turns and this creates new shapes of color and light on the chickenwire as well as on the wall behind.

Egill Sæbjörnsson – Rotating Unit – DOCU 03 from Egill's Studio on Vimeo.

Courtesy Galerie i8, Reykjavik

Eraser & Ruler | 2010

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By admin, May 15, 2010

Installation, Basel Art Faire
Description: Single-channel video projection with objects, shelf and
sound.
Duration: 5.17 min (loop)
Dimensions variable

A person stands beside a shelf with typical school kids office objects, picks up an eraser and a ruler and shoots the eraser in the air with the ruler by tilting the ruler on the edge of the shelf. The eraser flies in a different path each time this action is being repeated.

Courtesy Galerie i8, Reykjavik

Ghostrider | 2010

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By admin, April 16, 2010

Installation, Licht Kunst Biennale, Hamm.
Description: Motorbike, tripple channel video and sound.
Dimensions variable
Duration: aprox. 7 min.

A white motorbike stands in the centre of an abandonned attic in Hamm, Germany. The motorbike is serving as a projection screen of projections from three videoprojectors. Different light circumstances were created around the motorbike, recorded and projected back on the motorbike. Sæbjörnsson and his assistant Marí-Bernaus are seen walking around the motorbike throwing different colours, light and shadows on it. In between there are animated parts with shapes and colours. The music written and performed by Sæbjörnsson sets a strong emotional accent on the experience of the piece so that the motorbike becomes partly a musical object, like a singer in a music video or a concert.


Pictures by © Rainer Schlautmann

Stone Heads | 2010

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By admin, April 15, 2010

Installation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
Description Chicken wire, single channel HD video.
Dimensions variable
Duration: aprox. 7 min


Brown Paper | 2010

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By admin, April 15, 2010

Installation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
Description: Bown packing paper, single channel HD video, sound
Dimensions variable
Duration: 9:20 min

The Silent Maker | 2010

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By admin, April 15, 2010

Installation, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Frankfurt am Main
Description: glass objects, rotating display, single channel video, sound.
Dimensions variable
Duration: aprox. 5 min.

Glass objects are placed on a rotating display. A video projection with a white spot and colours project through the glass objects onto the wall and create prismic light reflections into the space.

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