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Elín Hansdóttir | Lichtparcours, Germany.
With Cast, Elín Hansdóttir creates a walk-in space, which acts like a filter for the lights from the street of passing cars, trucks and trams. Through vertical slots, light penetrates into the inside of the room and throws ephemeral patterns onto the walls and floors. Exterior movements are hereby converted into momentary fields of flickering light and colour, whose appearance and disappearance occur as a direct reaction to the ever-changing outside world. The experience of the sensual quality of light in an intimate space is intensified by the concentration of just a few rays. Thus, the space offers itself to the recipient, not as an objective “other,” but as a point of initiation for body-bound perception—a relational system, constituting and modifying itself again and again, in transitory exchange with the beholder.
Lichtparcours, Braunschweig 2016, Germany.
June 11th – September 22nd 2016.
Born 1980 in Reykjavík, Iceland, Elín Hansdóttir graduated from the Iceland Academy of the Arts, Reykjavík (1999-2003) and KHB Berlin-Weissensee (2003-2006). Her works are often site-specific: Hansdóttir intervenes in existing buildings or designs her own objects, spaces and structures, whose dimensions she shrouds in specific uses of lighting. Artificial light and sunlight are used as space-generating or space-structuring factors. Alongside international exhibition projects, Hansdóttir has developed scenery for the Icelandic National Theatre (2011) and for a project of Tanzplan Hamburg (2010). Elin Hansdóttir lives in Berlin and Reykjavík.