The first part of Keep Frozen series was shown and tested as a mixed-media installation and an event at DE-CONSTRUKT [projekts], New York.
Installation view. Sculpture: Six plexiglass plates, 3 mm thick, colours variable, dimensions boya shaped 50 x 60 cm, hemp rope. Photo: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir.
The artist is examining the mechanism of personal childhood memories of the fishing harbor and harbor culture. Those memories are approached from current conditions labelled ‘precarious times’ of cultures in transformation. ‘Loss of reality’ masks the foundation and dynamics of society. Illusion is displacing complex questions.
The exhibition wall size video installation: HD, 00:06:34, 16:9 loop.
It is in the memories where permanence lingers. This permanence transforms into a landscape of fantasy where authenticity has found its home in rhythm, colours and shapes. The thrust of nostalgia is desire. It masks the crisis.
Installation view. Ready mades, 20 cm high seagull tourist memorabilia statues bought at the Baltic sea. Photo: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir.
Installation view. Ready-mades: Fragile rope fragments found on the Atlantic beach of Morocco. Photo: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir.
Installation view. Photo: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir.
Installation view. Ready mades as gift from a son of a dock worker at Red Hook dock. Photo: Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir.
Audience performance at exhibition opening.