Computer Spirit – group show| Tromsø, Norway
Freyja Eilíf, Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir & Sigríður Þóra Óðinsdóttir
Skippergata 1C, 9008 Tromsø, Norway
Opening on Friday 23rd of February at 18:00
COMPUTER SPIRIT welcomes you into a world of unseen bonds between computer and man – with gateways into virtual realities, bringing forth the electric breath of the spirit and embodying the flesh of internal softwares.
Kurant Visningsrom is happy to present an exhibition with Icelandic artists Freyja Eilíf, Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir & Sigríður Þóra Óðinsdóttir. Freyja Eilíf was invited by Kurant to participate in the Nordic-Baltic AiR program at Kysten, in collaboration with Troms Fylkeskommune in February. This exhibition is in extension of the residency program. It will be installed at Skippergata 1C, NOT in our usual locale!!
The opening will be on Friday February 23rd, from 18:00 to 20:00. Opening hours on Saturday and Sunday will be from 16:30 – 20:30. Free entrance as always!
The fluid collective behind Computer Spirit was born in 2016 when four artists from Iceland collaborated on a project named „Stream in a puddle“ for the Tallinn Art Week in Estonia. Computer Spirit in Tromsø, Norway is their second joint project.
The project is supported by Norsk Kulturråd and Troms Fylkeskommune.
Thanks to Acea Eiendom for providing the space.
About the artists
Freyja Eilíf (b. 1986) is a visual artist living and working in Reykjavík. She graduated from the Icelandic Academy of Arts in 2014 and founded Ekkisens Art Space same year which she has directed till this date along with leading Ekkisens projects and group exhibitions in different corners of the world. Freyja works with mixed media and very often found materials. She has published several artist books and also founded Listvísi, an art journal in 2012, edited it’s first four issues and now sits on the Listvísi editorial team. What leads Freyja on in her own artistic approach is playing with the form of language which is to be found beyond words, visual power and amplification of things mixed together as in a cauldron, thus creating something magical and new, which elevates the senses and invents stories instead of writing them. With this work approach, Freyja is interested in entering the human life, from both a personal and societal perspective. Connecting the internal and external with topics which can range from political issues, mystic sciences and psychology. Freyja has also made work through words and text, where the goal has been to create a performance through writing. Her items have been published in Listvísi art journal and on icelandic web media, Artzine and Sirkustjaldið. Overall, she works with a wide range of mixed media in her art. Further information can be attained from her website:
Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir
Andrea Ágústa Aðalsteinsdóttir (b.1991) graduated with BA in Fine Arts from the Iceland Academy of the Arts in 2015. She has taken part in and curated exhibitions, worked closely with Ekkisens Art Space and is one of the editors for the Icelandic Art Magazine Listvísi. Her work appears in various mediums; photography, text, video, drawings, sculpture and mixed media. Exploring the entity of belief. Drawn to the mysterious aspects of materials and ideas; she contemplates the ritual and tries to awaken the magic of poesy in a mundane world.
Sigríður Þóra Óðinsdóttir
“My work exists on boundaries, where the real, the traditional, meets magic or the unforseen. These boundaries often appear in the studies or somewhat of an investigation on materials and the reaction between them. The studies are not based on science nor reason, but on intuition driven purely by curiosity and the desire of stumbling into something unfamiliar. Alongside the investigation, visions appear, based on my concernes at every time, which usually transforms into video. The form is possibility; a visual illusion but in contradiction to itself.”