07.11. — 30.11.2017
The exhibition took place in several locations at the Nordic House in Iceland in the winter of 2017. The exhibition also showed work by the Icelandic photographer Sigurður Guðmundsson’s. Designed by Alvar Aalto, the Nordic House is a cultural institution that opened in 1968. Operated by the Nordic Council of Ministers, its goal is to encourage and support cultural connections between Iceland and the other Nordic countries.
Sigurður Guðmundsson’s photograph DANCING HORIZON, 1977 was presented as a part of the corridor exhibition at the Nordic House, on loan from the i8 Gallery, Reykjavík.
Marja Helander´s video work TRAMBO from 2014 is a self-portrait of a Sámi artist on the mountain. The artist is dragging a trampoline, a reference to the modern age that can also be seen as a prison. The setting for the video was also partly in the Nordic House’s library.
Rebekka Guðleifsdóttir & Ólafur Kolbeinn Guðmundsson’s WEATHER EXPERIENCE explores Icelandic weather.
Sari Palosaari’s SPLIT STONE WITH THE SOUND OF IT SPLITTING from 2017 features stone, speakers, sound and sensors.
Lise Bjørne Linnert’s visual diary STING was set at the Aalto Library at the Nordic House and it investigates the noise that breathes within.
Nina Backman’s AINO video work was shown in the corridor of the Nordic House.
Lene Berg’s SHAVING OF THE BARONESS was screened in the theater during the opening of the exhibition.
Photography by Christopher Lund.