Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir & Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir | HIER, Berlin
Kristín Helga Ríkharðsdóttir & Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir
Exhibition: Fountain of Truth
HIER, Langhansstrasse 116, Berlin
19.-26. May 2017
K&K: Hi Mr. Squirrel. Thanks for being on our show.
S: Thanks for having me!
K&K: So, it was brought to our attention that you’ve just located the infamous “Fountain of Youth”. Is that true?
S: What is the truth these days? Would you believe me if I did?
S: So, I recently signed some contracts, therefore, I can’t tell you right now. BUT I can tell you it’s not in Florida and I don’t understand why Ponce de León would look for it there anyway.
K&K: What’s wrong with Florida?!!
S: Have you guys been there? Obviously, all these old people have taken the wrong turn. The cocktails the serve there do not make you younger, I’m telling you!! It’s all about the inhale but not of alcohol, It’s in the rosemary, baby
K&K: We are interested to hear more about this fountain you allegedly found. Is there something more you could tell us about? How pure was it???
S: Baby, look at me and tell me what you see. You ain’t seen the best of me yet. Give me time.
K&K: …Your glossy sleek tail does certainly stand out.
S: Let’s say I am going to live forever. I am going to learn how to fly.
“Fountain of Truth” plays with old myths, contemporary needs and explores the man-made wanting a longer life spam and fresher look. The bright white, lavender pink and rosemary green installation includes various objects that deal with these matters. Including an immortal squirrel.
Kristin Helga Rikhardsdottir is an Icelandic visual artist, filmmaker and karaoke jockey currently living and working in Berlin. Using video, installations, photography and sound performances she explores the hyper-reality of everyday environment. She takes inspiration from her surroundings and works with society as an insider, a full participant and player. Her work has been featured in exhibitions in Iceland, as well as Sweden, the Czech Republic and Colombia. She holds a B.A. in Fine Arts from the Icelandic Academy of the Arts. https://www.kristinhelga.com
Kristín Karólína Helgadóttir is an Icelandic visual artist, currently based in Berlin.