In this short video, artist Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir talks about her practice and her show LAND SELF LOVE with art theorist Dr. Erum Naqvi and gallerist Guðný Guðmundsdóttir.
Katrín Inga Jónsdóttir Hjördisardóttir’s 2020 series Land Self Love is an explosive exploration of body-driven performativity and contemporary feminine aesthetics. Drawing on visceral sensory experiences that juxtapose power and vulnerability—inspired by Iceland’s volcanic topography (“Land”) and kink-positive sexual encounters (“Self”) — Jónsdóttir Hjördísardóttir’s creative process is rooted in the physicality of sensorial memory. The artworks, created spontaneously from intuitive, body-memory-driven repetitions and movements, become a documentation of these processes, mapping territories of self-love (“Love”) and physicalizing the catharsis of self-trust. The viewer enters a temple of self-love: “Land Self Love—Your Self is Land of Love,” and is encouraged to feel the self-love within.