Espoo Museum of Modern Art
08.02.2007 - 29.04.2007
Igor & Svetlana Kopystiansky
Igor and Svetlana Kopystiansky are New York based artists who work in various media. Through the moving image they have pursued an inquiry into the perception of time and place. By integrating the point of view of the camera and the play of time, they have created a dialectical process through which the viewer engages in active looking and creates meaning out of moving images.
Their work is an aesthetic text that is haunted by memory stimulated by found footage, chance recordings of discarded objects blowing along on the sidewalk, the movement of people on the street, or the rediscovery of scenes from well-known movies. Their works are included in the collections of MoMA, Whitney Museum of American Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Tate Modern, London, Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, and Centre Pompidou France, and others.