90° CCW / CCW R (2)
A camera travels sideways at a counter clock wise 90 degree angle along the walls of the exhibition space in a counter clock wise circular movement. The work is recorded while the space is prepared for the presentation of the recording.
The work took part in Day Shifts: Taking Turns, a project organized by Upominki for their participation at Kunstvlaai 2012: festival of independents. The curatorial structure worked as a relay race, where each artist took a one-day shift and worked on the spot during the ten days festival. The given space was used according to the artist´s own insight, as long as a trace of this action was passed on to the following participant, to be reshaped again.
Sæmundur Þór Helgason is an Icelandic artist based in Reykjavik, Amsterdam and London. Within his practice, Helgason investigates the spatial and sculptural qualities of recording and presentation. His work consists of place-dependent video installations where the architectural- and the momentary context is depicted independently from, yet in relation to what takes place. He designs and builds his own recording devices in order to free the camera from the operator, giving the camera its own path of depiction with its independent gaze and interest.