1. Exercises


    3 single channel HD videos, sculptures, fluorescent light bulbs, installation, wall drawings

    Exercises — single channel HD video, sound, 16 min 02 sec

    Rope — single channel HD video, 12 min 50 sec

    Magnesium — single channel HD video, 4 min 21 sec


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    During gymnastics, time not only slows down, but occasionally freezes as the gymnast’s body moves, performing what seem to be one and the same routines. The gymnasium is the gymnasts’ temple. The absolute goal of this effort, discipline and these endless exercises is the most purely executed figure of movement possible, while the cyclical exercises strive to achieve as straight a line as possible.

    In the exhibition Exercises artist Kristaps Epners’ field of interest concentrates on studies of the movement of the human body – in this case that of a budding professional gymnast, as well as the idiosyncratic environment and apparatus that are part and parcel of the gymnast’s daily life. In the gymnasium, there is a special atmosphere and relationship between trainers and pupils, in which one senses not only an unwritten agreement and code of behaviour, but also the collective family awareness, which interacts with a highly focused individual. In gymnastics, the only acceptable reference point is a perfectly executed canon of movement. For hours, days, months and even years, the same basic elements of movement are repeated in a relentless effort to achieve an ideal.

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  3. Shows:

    duo show Sea of Living Memories/Exercises, October 27th – December 06th, 2017 at Concert Hall Great Amber Liepāja, LV

    group exhibition Purvītis Prize 2017, February 17th – April 9th, 2017 at Latvian National Museum of ArtRiga, LV

    solo show Exercises, May 20th – July 24th, 2016 at NOASS Floating Arts Centre, Riga, LV


              http://echogonewrong.com/exercises-in-perfection/     >> eng

              http://www.noass.lv/kristapa-epnera-personalizstade-vingrinajumi/into/en/     >> eng

              http://www.diena.lv/raksts/kd/recenzijas/izstades-_vingrinajumi_-recenzija.-ka-pa-naza-asmeni-14146694     >> lat

              http://www.punctummagazine.lv/2016/06/30/vai-meitenem-piestav-muskuli/     >> lat

              http://www.arterritory.com/lv/zinas/5612-aizskriet,_lai_pavingrotu/1/?action=register     >> lat

              http://veto.lv/vingrotaju-templa-burviba/     >> lat


    Photo: Ansis Starks

Kristaps Epners ©

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