Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir| New York, USA
Lex Brown, Xavier Cha and
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir
September 28 – November 22, 2017
On the High Line at 14th St., New York, USA
Daily beginning at 5 pm
An exhibition in video format featuring works by Lex Brown, Xavier Cha, and Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir.
“Video: The Aesthetics of Narcissism” is a 1976 essay by Rosalind Krauss that articulates what Krauss perceived to be the narcissism inherent to video as a medium. Channeling the aesthetic of direct confessionals common across reality television and YouTube video journals, the artists featured in this program speak directly to the camera.
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (b. 1982, Reykjavik, Iceland) shows it is all my fault (2013), a video in the style of a YouTube confessional or video journal entry, in which she apologies profusely for “all the unhappiness, for the pain, for the fear… for the loneliness” in the world – admitting that it is all her fault, in a way that suggests a repentant deity or a remorseful child. -http://art.thehighline.org/project/videonarcissism/
My participation in the High Line Channel exhibition Video Narcissism is made possible by
Icelandic Art Center / Muggur / Icelandic Visual Arts Council
I AM ALL YOURS
I am delighted to inform you about my upcoming performance in New York. The project Is That A Gun in Your Pocket, curated by Perry Bard, presents performances by five women who take on the Trump regime from varied perspectives. In this unique experience, I will bring Iceland closer to the attendants, closer to you, dear friend.
IS THAT A GUN IN YOUR POCKET?
A TRIBUTE TO MAE WEST
PLEASE JOIN US FOR
AN EVENING OF PERFORMANCE @ STUDIO 10
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 4 from 6:00 P.M.
The performance I am all yours takes the shape of a ritual, inspired by Icelandic mysticism and willing to echo ancient times within a contemporary framework. The message to be delivered is based on fulfilling a necessity—Icelandic witchcraft was used for healing, luck, protection, guidance back then—and the target, world governments, need this sort of healing.
About the artists
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir (b.1982 in Iceland) has MFA degree in Fine Arts from School of Visual Arts in New York (2014) and she is a Fulbright Grantee (2012). Katrin has BA in art theory from the University of Iceland (2012) and BFA in fine art from the Iceland Academy of the Arts (2008). She was awarded the Dungal Art Fund award (2012) and received the Gudmunda Andresdottir scholarship (2013). Hjördísardóttir´s subjects often include the social and political landscape and ecology of the art environment, which she funnels into her practice in unusual and personal ways, through various methods and mediums, such as writing, performance, drawing, sculpture making among other forms.
Xavier Cha (b. Los Angeles, CA) presents her work abduct (2015), in which actors move through conflicting emotions in ambiguous sterile surroundings, each on betraying the other as if the sensations are foreign agents battling for dominance over the subject’s face. abduct explores how uncomfortable and unruly the physical expression of emotions feels on our faces after the seamlessness of our highly edited and filtered digital lives.
Lip Gloss Alurt (2017) is Lex Brown’s (b. 1989, Oakland, CA) account of a 27-year-old woman who is reported to have lost her mouth after staring too long at herself in her phone. In the work, the woman states she was “afraid of transforming into a reflection of the world, but could not resist its fearful pull.”