A Mesmerizing Tape Installation By Zilvinas Kempinas
- Charmaine Li
Lithuanian artist Zilvinas Kempinas creates hypnotic installations using VHS tapes. In the work ‘Tube’, he made an 80-foot-long installation by stretching out black magnetic tape from VHS cassettes into an enclosed walkway. Kempinas first created the piece for the 53rd Venice Biennale in 2009, where he represented Lithuania. Based in New York, the artist often works with unspooled videotape and fans for his immersive and mesmerizing installations.
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