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01 Apr 2009

Horsecross presents at Threshold artspace, Perth

Circles and Squares, 2009 by Igor Krenz. Videostill from 22-channel video installation. Courtesy the artist and Horsecross



Exhibition free and open to the public: Monday to Saturday 10am – 6pm or late on performance evenings

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Threshold artspace

Horsecross, Perth Concert Hall, Mill Street
Perth PH1 5HZ United Kingdom

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CIRCLES AND SQUARES is the first solo exhibition in Britain by the prominent Polish artist Igor Krenz. The centrepiece of the exhibition is the latest Horsecross' commission under the same title – a 22-channel artist's video installation evoking the magic of the early cinema experience. A collection of found archive footage brings the attention to the cue marks and helps us re-envisage the clackety sound of the film tail at the end of a reel, the whirring of film running through the projector, the hum of the fan that cools the projection lamp.

Circles and Squares, 2009 has been acquired for the Horsecross collection of contemporary art at Threshold artspace The work also continues at the Threshold Stage area of the artspace. An earlier short artist's video Find the Exact Number of Details, 2000 is showing on a loop at the Threshold Flush area of the artspace.

IGOR KRENZ (born 1959 in Katowice. Lives and works in Warsaw) is probably best known internationally for his approach to film-making as 'a logical mind game'. Krenz's video vignettes are often tales about life cycles, cause and effect, improbability and accuracy, held together by playful scenarios. He is the co-founder of Polish artists' collectives ZF Kino, Photo Service and Azorro Supergroup. Most recently his work has been shown in group exhibitions at Tate Modern, London and Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, as well as GB Agency, Paris, Garash Galería, Mexico City and Raster Gallery, Warsaw. His work has been acquired for the public collections of Zacheta National Gallery, Warsaw, National Museum , Krakow; Silesian Museum, Katowice; Wyspa Art Institute, Gdansk amongst others. Further details about the artist's practice at

Accompanied by READ MORE: Horsecross' Journal for Critical Writing: ISSN 1755-0866: Issue 10 | 2009: Igor Krenz – featuring a newly commissioned essay by Wroclaw-based curator and critic Piotr Krajewski exploring Krenz' new commission in relation to the artist's ouevre to date. Free and downloadable from

The exhibition is part of Horsecross' Scottish Tides-Polish Spring: a three month celebration of Scotland's vibrant cultural connections with Poland.

Produced by Horsecross and the artist for Threshold artspace in partnership with 55degrees, Glasgow and the Centre for Contemporary Art Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw. Supported by Scottish Arts Council New Work Fund, Scottish Executive's Homecoming Scotland 2009 and Adam Mickiewicz Institute's Polska! Year: A Year of Contemporary Everything From Poland!

Launched in 2005 Threshold artspace is about positioning Perth and Scotland within the contemporary art world at large through commissioning, producing, exhibiting, publishing and collecting.

Also showing:

ACRES WILD by Marek Styczen
The first solo exhibition by this emerging Perth-based Polish artist
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova
Saturday 7 March – Thursday 7 May 2009
US, BUT NOT ONLY US by Perth Polish Support Group + Juliet Rees
The first public gallery exhibition of this collaborative creative documentary
Curated by Iliyana Nedkova
Saturday 7 March – Thursday 7 May 2009
COLLECT + SUPPORT: Glenlandia by Susan Collins
The first collectable limited edition featuring works from Horsecross collection of contemporary art with proceeds supporting our exhibition programme
Limited edition - limited availability

All at Threshold artspace, Horsecross, Perth Theatre, 185 High Street, PH1 5UW, Scotland,

Open Monday to Saturday, 10am – 5pm or late on performance evenings. Admission always free