Pier Yves Larouche will open the exhibition Gold, Silver & Bronze in Hulduland at the Department of Fine Art, Laugarnesvegur 91 on February 9th at 6pm. This is the third exhibition in the Spark Plugs series by first year students at the MA programme in Fine Art.

The fact that life has no meaning is a reason to live --moreover, the only one.
Emil Cioran

Gold, Silver & Bronze

(star dust assembled in space)

My studio research is oriented towards my interests in the morphology of vision and thoughts by creating an environment where collage is more than a medium, but a way of encoding/recoding the sense of self-awareness and perspective in time and space. In other words, the collage process becomes the creation of an alternate equivalent of the experience that we have of being(s) and objects. Hence, I approach collage as a way of thinking and the work subsequently trends towards assemblage and installation. I see my work as spaces’ interferences that disrupt the accelerated reality of time. I want to challenge our relationship with Being-in-the-world by creating an object that reaches balance within its own holistic system and attains equilibrium with the viewer.

Spark Plugs is a series of solo exhibitions by MA 1st year students in Fine Art. The shows are realized in different ways but are all a kind of spark plugs and an elaboration of ideas and processes of students to date.

Gold, Silver & Bronze adresses fundamental questions of life and art. When are things just what they are and when are they different than they are? What happens to the quintessence (if such notion even matters) when things are reassembled? 
While remaining humorous, the pieces uncanniness (unheimlich) triggers a fascination towards the nostalgic scepticism that interrogate the hierarchy of symbols of the aesthetic.

so much depends
a red wheel
glazed with rain
beside the white
William Carlos Williams
(from Spring and All)