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Bergur Anderson: Collected Earworms / Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir: Mythbust
8 October, 2022–13 November, 2022
MYTHBUST – ELÍSABET BIRTA SVEINSDÓTTIR
“How many times do I have to die to get theeere?” Cindercat continually asks from inside its aluminum coffin. The cat desperately wants to move on to the next stage, hoping the audience shares its desire to party in the afterlife. “A dream is a wish your heart makes”…
Cindercat moans and mjaws and yawns, wags its long sexy cinder tail. It talks and sighs and shivers and shakes, and sings a soothing song. Old tale, new skin, new shape.
Elísabet Birta Sveinsdóttir (b. 1991) is a performance and visual artist from Iceland. Her work reflects on perceptions of femininity and humanity within the contextual framework of humankind’s relationships with other species and notions of our common qualities. She takes a performative approach, incorporating her body and drawing on personal experiences for material. She works in a variety of mediums, with a main focus on performance and film, considering the symbolic nature of filmmaking within a historical narrative as well as the mixing of genres and familiar tropes.
COLLECTED EARWORMS – BERGUR ANDERSON
Earworms are undoubtedly bodily.
Can’t they, for minutes, hours, days, take you over? possess you?
those sonic creepers those infectious, melodic devils those little rhythmic stow-aways, merrily sailing the waves of your consciousness.
Bergur Anderson (b. 1988) is an Icelandic artist, composer and sound-maker. He works primarily with sound, performance and installation, fabricating the chimerical and fictional qualities of sound into material, time-based and published works. His works have been presented both in Iceland and abroad, including recently at Harbinger Project Space and Mengi in Reykjavik. Recent publications include Night Time Transmissions, a vinyl record released on Futura Resistenza; and Poems, a self-released artist book made with Katrina Niebergal.