Ignas Krunglevicius

Ignas Krunglevicius, Dark Pool
Kunstnernes Hus, Friday September 5th 5pm
Performance at undisclosed locations around Oslo 4-6th September


Krunglevicius trained as a composer of contemporary music. His work Dark Pool involves an accomplice wandering the city carrying a hidden radio frequency jammer that disrupts 3G, GSM and WiFi signals; digital mobile communication within 10m of the anonymous performer will be impossible. As Krunglevicius says, “When you have device like this in your hands, almost nothing can disturb you or reveal where you are.” At Kunstnernes Hus he will also present a new video work that sets the context for the ongoing Dark Pool performance.

DARK POOL  (A field of invisibility)
“In finance, dark pools of liquidity also referred to as dark liquidity or simply dark pools is trading volume or liquidity that is not openly available to the public. The bulk of these represent large trades by financial institutions that are offered away from public exchanges so that trades are anonymous. The fragmentation of financial trading venues and electronic trading has allowed dark pools to be created, and they are normally accessed through crossing networks or directly between market participants.”
“J-240A-Pro (Worldwide Full Band 3G/GSM/WiFi Jammer) is a high-powered mobile signal blocker. When you have such device in your hands, there is almost nothing that can hurt your privacy or break the secrecy of your location within 10 meters radius around you. Disabled frequencies contain GSM, 3G access and WiFi.”

Ignas Krunglevicius was born in 1979 in Kaunas, Lithuania, and lives and works in Oslo. He recently exhibited in the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennial of Architecture, 2014, Crime in Art at the Museum of Contemporary Art, Krakow, and at You Imagine What You Desire, the 19th Sydney Biennial, 2014.