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  • Laure Winants, Time Capsule #12, 78° 55′ 26″ N, 11° 55′ 19″ E © Laure Winants
  • 22 March 2024 -
  • 23 June 2024

Laure Winants. 
From a Tongue We Are Losing

Artists

Laure Winants

Curator

Felix Hoffmann

In the experimental series Time Capsule, Laure Winants explores the phenomena of light and color in the Arctic. These works are prints of photograms onto which forms cut out of ice were applied. While they reveal the structure of the crystals, they also cast a shadow on certain elements that have been present for millions of years.

Artists

Laure Winants

Curator

Felix Hoffmann

In the experimental series Time Capsule, Laure Winants explores the phenomena of light and color in the Arctic. These works are prints of photograms onto which forms cut out of ice were applied. While they reveal the structure of the crystals, they also cast a shadow on certain elements that have been present for millions of years.

How does light filter our perception? What do icebergs sound like? What does a printout of the chemical composition of water look like?

For her photography project From a Tongue We Are Losing, which is being presented at the Klima Biennale Wien, the artist joined a team of multidisciplinary researchers embarking on a four-month expedition to the ice of the Arctic—a vast white desert in which humans make up only a minute part of the environment.

Winants has developed special techniques to capture the unique light phenomena of this special region. She makes the data tangible and emotionally perceptible, highlighting the interdependence of ecosystems.

In the experimental series Time Capsule, which is also presented in the exhibition, Winants explores the phenomena of light and color in the Arctic. These works are prints of photograms onto which forms cut out of ice were applied. While they reveal the structure of the crystals, they also cast a shadow on certain elements that have been present for millions of years.

FOTO ARSENAL WIEN is showing approximately twenty-five works by Laure Winants in a solo show at the MQ Salon.

On the Artist

Laure Winants was born in Belgium in 1991. She is based in Belgium and France. Winants has participated in exhibitions in Berlin, Reykjavík, Brussels, Paris, Stockholm, Luxembourg, and Osaka. Her work is part of many collections such as the Fondation de Luxembourg and the Palais de Liège in Belgium.

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On the Klima Biennale Wien

The first Klima Biennale Wien will take place from April 5 to July 14, 2024. It focuses on issues related to the climate crisis and options for the future. For one hundred days, the entire city of Vienna—at the interface between art and science, politics, and society—will examine topics such as nutrition, education, product design, and nature.

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