NÚLL with Arnar Ómarsson and Freyja Reynisdóttir
September 28, 2014 – September 30, 2014 every day from 2 pm – 6 pm
Opening: September 28, 2014 at 8 pm
A-building, Institut for (X), Godsbanen, Skovgaardsgade 3, 8000, Aarhus C
Núll is a frame that allows both artist to explore and address the ideas of being and nothingness. The artists are fascinated by the notion of nothingness as a cosmological phenomenon as well as a subject of a metaphysical debate. The question arises; what is nothing, can one create nothing and why is something, rather than nothing. These thoughts shed light on our obsessive need to categorize and define things, regardless of their nature. Through words we are limited by our language, but they are tools by which everything is defined. The act of defining nothing is undeniably an interesting contradiction in terms. However, within that they find an opportunity to elude the ideas of things and become free of any preconceived notion of objects.
The collaboration has resulted in various manifestations of nothingness into our objective reality and physical space, working from the absences of context, preconceived ideas, purpose, function and meaning.
Freyja Reynisdóttir, b. 1989 is an Icelandic artist living and working in Iceland. She graduated 2014 with first class honours from Akureyri School of Visual Arts, Iceland. Collaborative project managing, curating shows in own exhibition space and taking part in international projects are amongst most recent activities. Her work often depicts an unusual fantasy that addresses the emotional reality of being among others, our experiences, memory and communication. Crossing between drawing, painting, text, performance, video work and installations. Recent exhibition in Iceland covered the subject of her personal science and philosophy regarding her communication with and understanding of mankind through bananas.
Arnar Ómarsson, b.1986 is an Icelandic artist living and working in Aarhus. Alongside his practice he runs a weekly discussion programme and is head of residencies at Institut for (X). He graduated 2011 with first class honours from University of the Arts, London. Prior to that he worked as a photographer in Iceland. His work consists of experiments and explorations through the everyday focusing on social communication and ontological observations. Recent exhibition at Godsbanen included a number of works about computer-human relations.
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