SATURDAY JUNE 26TH, OPENING 2:00 TO 6:00 PM
The exhibition is open Tues to Sun. 2pm- 5pm until 25.07
The exhibition Powerhouse opens in the factory in Hjalteyri in June 2021 and brings together the works of Boris Labbé, Francois Morelli, Gústav Geir Bollason, Páll Haukur and Sigurður Ámundason.
Here, works by varying artists come together for the first time: Video works, drawings and sculptures that rekindle the engine power of the surrounding environment: Tighten strings, build tension, transform, move and power through.
The meaning of the word powerhouse varies according to context, whether it refers to a living person or a man-made structure. Both are at work in the world, wear down and change and are therefore unstable: Fields of radiation or energy that are renewed and change from one image to another. Something happens and does not disappear unless the resistance is more than the generator. Mover, great feat, power, dynamo, champion, power plant. Something that triggers something to happen. Incentive, a guess, tension, maybe discrepancy?
Anyways, with our feet firm to the ground we move forward, adrift — unstable surfaces push us and stir.