From now until August 20, 2019, the city of Bordeaux is hosting Liberté!—an epic art and cultural season that celebrates creative freedom. Curated by José-Manuel Gonçalvès, the entire city transforms into a stage for expression—from musical performances to artist exhibitions. One artist to take part is New York-based Žilvinas Kempinas, who has transformed two separate spaces with his signature magnetic tape installations.
The first, titled Tube, transforms the historic Chapelle du Crous. Kempinas created a semi-transparent passage made from long lengths of magnetic tape. Visitors are invited to walk through the tunnel that runs from the chapel entrance to the altar. As they walk, their perception of the surrounding architectural features are blurred and distorted by the tape, creating a strange “tunnel vision.”[…]