Kim? Contemporary Art Centre
VIDEO: Ignas Krunglevicius Spawn, Kaje, NYC, February 2023

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KAJE, New York
Ignas Krunglevicius

Site-specific audio installation as part of exhibition Just About in the Round, curated by Elizaveta Shneyderman (US).


Do you remember Twin Peaks, season 3, episode 8, when the Trinity nuclear test was depicted? After the camera zoomed into the mushroom cloud, the audience was finally introduced to the origin of Bob, where the antihero of the whole Twin Peaks saga was unleashed from the fires of the bomb. I like this little TV moment to function as a MacGuffin for us, a narrative onto which we can attach what will happen sonically at KAJE through “Spawn”. 


We often recognize patterns in seemingly chaotic or nonsensical events, moments when we find meaning in the noise: Do you see faces in the clouds? This is an illusion, an apophenia – a brain glitch inherited from ancient times. But at the same time, I get a feeling that maybe there is something behind the mess. A kind of secret math. A god, or a possessive entity like Bob.


Tactile sonic rage is a prime component of the site specific installation that will take over the entirety of KAJE. Here I’ll be chasing the feeling of the ephemeral, that which happens right at the moment, in the space where the bodily senses are overloaded. Right when one can almost touch it.


– Ignas Krunglevičius


Ignas Krunglevičius (b. Kaunas, Lithuania) currently lives and works in Oslo. He received his MA in music composition from Norwegian Academy of Music in 2010. His installations, videos, and sculpture often combine sound, and text, where he explores the intermix between the agency of power, economy, nature and existential realities generated by global technological development. Krunglevičius’ works have been exhibited at the Astrup Fearnley Museum, Oslo, Norway; OCT Contemporary Art Terminal, Shanghai, China; Kunsthall Oslo, Norway; Ultima, Oslo, Norway; Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, USA; Transmediale, HKW, Berlin, Germany; La Biennale di Venezia, Nordic pavilion, Italy and The 19th Sydney Biennial, Australia, amongst others.