Bryndís Björnsdóttir and Hulda Rós in Das Loft
Bryndís Björnsdóttir and Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir show work in ‘Das Loft’ in Germany Friday the 22nd of November a new exhibition opened in ‘Das Loft’ in Ansbach in Germany in collaboration with the local environmental organisation Respekt.
The exhibition titled ‘Roh’ or ‘Raw’ is curated by Dr. Christian Schoen who also founded and runs Das Loft, a space for art and discourse in Ansbach. Dr. Christan Schoen is a founding member of The Icelandic Art Center and
build up the center in its frst years of operation. The exhibition is open until the 21st of December 2019. Exhibiting artists are Bryndis Bjornsdottir and Hulda Rós Gudnadóttir.
The exhibition text says: ”In the exhibition RAW, Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir and Bryndís Björnsdóttir show capitaloscene trajectories forming globally around raw material resource extraction and processing that also manifest geopolitical shifts locally tied to Iceland. The exhibition is part of an artistic research process of both artists: Guðnadóttir working with Silicon and Björnsdóttir with Sulphur.
The artists come together as their research projects touch around the locus of Theistareykir geothermal area in North-Iceland where the activities around the two elements display diferent neo-colonial relations and effects of global extractivism.” Bryndís Björnsdóttir is presenting extractive industries of Iceland, post/neo/colonial, where the main motif is a black plastic stick used to strengthen boxes in Icelandic fish factories before shipped of. The stick is presented as another reading, hieroglyph, into land, a mitochondrion of dark ecology symbiosis. Plastic is the one of the material now being created out of excess sulphur from tar oil mining, the former colonial resource of Iceland. The title, Fake leather, refers to the plasticized outer layer of living beings.
Hulda Rós Guðnadóttir shows new work from her art-practice-as-research project S-I-L-I-C-A that connects dots in Iceland, Australia, Germany and the ocean in between and investigates the production process of semiconductors for solar cells and microelectronics. She shows five framed digital fine art prints SILICA 05-10. Also on view is a metalloid produced in the PCC owned silica plant in North-Iceland. New 25 minute video work ‘Ocean Glory’ commissioned by Savvy Contemporary in Berlin is also being screened as part of the installation.
The exhibition is generously supported by The Icelandic Art Center and Cycle Music and Art Festival.
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