Lucia Gašparovičová: 26 minutes

February 10, 2023, Skaftfell project space

Lucia Gašparovičová presents her photo installation “26 minutes” at Skaftfell on Friday, February 10, from 17:00-18:00. The pop-up exhibition is part of the List í Ljósi festival.

About “26 minutes”: 26 minutes is the length of exposure – exposure of photosensitive paper inside a camera obscura to the light. This happened twice a day for two months, the camera obscura placed on a bench situated towards the harbor and the apparent movement of the sun in the Icelandic town Skagaströnd. “26 minutes” is a space-time recording and the visual materialization of the wide range of lighting conditions in Iceland during its short light days in January and February. 1300 minutes is the total time a person spent at the same spot, standing near a bench and waiting to record the four-dimensional world that every day cares about the same equal and unequal things.

Lucia Gašparovičová is a Slovakian visual artist based in Bratislava, where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design, completing her doctoral studies in 2019. She is artist in residence at Skaftfell Art Center in January and February. Working with objects, photographic images, author’s books, site-specific installations, she focuses on the study and recording of environments and phenomena related to the perception of everyday life. In her work, she tries to programmatically draw attention to and visualize phenomena that are, so to speak, “invisible” and thus ignored. To be able to step aside from everyday life and look onto it with a certain distance Lucia exposes herself to the natural conditions of Iceland during the winter months. During her stay in Seyðisfjörður she focuses on the domination of natural phenomena and loneliness.
Lucia’s residency at Skaftfell is supported by a grant from Culture Moves Europe, implemented by the Goethe Institut, and the Slovak Art Council.