by Marie Kølbæk Iversen
The video work Io/I consists of 3D-animated images of Jupiter’s moon Io taken by NASA’s Galileo and Voyager spacecrafts between 1996 and 2011.
Io is the most volcanically active celestial body in our solar system and hence undergoes constant reconfiguration: lava erupts and mountains collapse, plateaus are buried and new arise. This essential inconsistency and volatility of Io is reflected in the video loops that dissolve and undo their lunar subject through 3D-animation. Similarly the work changes from one iteration to the next, as new loops are added and existing loops re-edited, while the spatial installation of the work is adapted to fit or confront the particulars of every exhibition context.
Previous iterations of the work have been shown at Kunstraum in London, D7 and NLHspace in Copenhagen, PARMER in New York, Tensta Konsthall in Stockholm, Louisiana in Humlebæk, and Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo.
Marie Kølbæk Iversen: Io/I (2015 – ) in “STEMMER”
NLHspace , 2015, Copenhagen, DK
(photo © Frida Gregersen)
Marie Kølbæk Iversen:
Io/I (2015 – ) in
“Sermon/The Passage of the Heifer”
at D7 , 2015, Copenhagen, DK
Marie Kølbæk Iversen: Io/I (2015 – ) in “The Moon”
Louisiana, 2018-19, Humlebæk, DK
(photo © Kim Hansen)