It doesn’t feel rightHenny Valentino
Henny Valentino is a visual artist investigating representations of introversion and how introverts manoeuvre in societies geared around extroverts. In his work, he creates safe havens where solitude meets the external world. His solo exhibition ‘It doesn’t feel right’, guides you to that very specific location. A familiar voice navigates your city landscape, your living space, and the corners of your mind. On this journey, one thing is certain: you will end up exactly where you have to be.
Using installation, video and sound, Henny Valentino constructs atmospheric safe havens where solitude meets the external world. As an introvert maneuvering through societies geared around extroverts, Valentino is inspired by automotive and domestic landscapes. He sees them as an extension of the self, personalised spaces guarded by fragile glass windows, glaring in the beaming sun.
GSM is a space for solo exhibitions that is defined by a time-slot and frequencies rather than a set of walls. The artists install their work in a space consisting of minutes on air. GSM is not a space specifically for artists that use sound as a medium but rather a place for transforming artists’ works into sonic encounters. Rethinking space and audience experience, GSM brings the exhibition to whatever space the audience finds themselves in. Whether that is in a jeep on a highway, issuing from a constructors radio on a building site or via airpods on an afternoon stroll.
Founded by Helena Aðalsteinsdóttir and Ásgerður Birna Björnsdóttir in 2017, GSM’s first exhibition series was hosted by the National Radio of Iceland and the second series ‘Messages from the Deep’ is hosted by Ja Ja Ja Nee Nee Nee.