Category: Drei Flaschen

Drei Flaschen (Three bottles) | 2008

By admin, July 15, 2008

Installation, I8 Gallery, Reykjavik
Glass bottles, cooking pot, silver tape, mirror, pedestal,
single-channel video projection, sound
Dimensions variable
Duration: 5:30 min

A pedestal is topped with a mirror surface, and three glass bottles have been placed on the mirror. Set at a distance of 1.5 meters from the pedestal, a video projector casts colorful images onto the bottles, so that the shadows of the bottles are thrown onto the wall behind them. Hitting the bottles, the light creates a prismatic effect throughout the space. The video consists of hand-drawn animated balloon-like shapes fluttering around and alternating with colorful lines that sweep across the bottles and shift the refraction of the light. For the soundtrack Sæbjörnsson whistled into the neck of a bottle, and this recording was then digitally manipulated.