The focal point of the art of Darri Lorenzen is the question of how humans perceive space. His works enter into active dialogue with architecture; they enter it and take advantage of the unique context. Working with light and sound, Lorenzen introduces the viewer to abstract situations in order to question what seems fundamental for the latter’s sense of reality. At the same time, equally important in the artist’s works are the particular perspectives of individual members of the public and the significations involved in these individual perspectives. As Lorenzen himself admits, “the viewer creates 80 % of my work”.
The title of the exhibition prepared for Stereo clearly demonstrates Lorenzen’s interests: the “vanishing”, however, is ambiguous since Darri sees it not so much as melancholy atmosphere but technological simulation. Distanced from the aesthetics of high-tech, Lorenzen stages his performance with the application of simple solutions, playing with the properties of the material. He enters into a perception game with viewers, undermining their initial impressions. He does all of this to restore to the audience a sense of being rooted in time and space and to release the poetic potential of the situation they create together.