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María Magdalena & María Sjöfn: Correlation
15 October–31 October
The works of María Magdalena and María Sjöfn are often in a kind of dialogue, as they often deal withsubjects with the same undertone. In their artworks they have both been working in areas as environmental art, ecological- and social engagement art touching on exploration in times of the anthropocene. They have both been working towards the perception of the phenomenon of a vanishing glacier rather than mapping the glacier itself.
Regarding this, they would like to develop the mapping further in some kind of inner landscape perception of the outer glacial landscape. When those layers are examined in a new context the visual language can create a new perspective on the matter.
In Maria-Magdalena works she sees humankind and nature not as being isolated entities but as elements of the same large organism. Thus, it is necessary to stop environmental exploitation, if we want to ensure our survival. Her work covers abroad spectrum of media that includes photography, video, sound, objects, installation, performance, and interactive projects.
In María Sjöfn multidisciplinary works with forms of natural phenomena, often taking the shape of installation and involving sculptural interventions such as video, sound, photography and drawing. María Sjöfn’s process of development begins with experimentation focusing on multifaceted perceptions of the environment, and in particular the inner and outer contexts of space and matter. Sometimes not so obvious, she is critically exploring the relation of the human being and the environment.