List of artists selected by Kristín Scheving 700IS Reindeerland

Theme: Dark/Bright/Rebirth

1. Dodda Maggy (Iceland)
Minerva, video installation
12:00 min / 2013

a lonely owl flies slowly in the darkness, forever approaching, never passing.

2. Þórður Grímsson (Iceland)
MUTE, video installation
10:14 min

Mute is an animation of a two dimensional print work. 
Memories, symbols, expressions, time, feelings, nature, the unnatural and what Freud referred to as „Das Unheimliche“—the uncanny—is Mute. 
It features nightmares, multi-dimensional dreamscapes and the boundaries of reality.

3. Katrin I Jonsdottir Hjordisardottir (Iceland)
Everyday I think I am gonna die!
1:29 min / 2012

Everyday I think I am gonna die - is about guiltiness, guiltiness to allow myself to fear dying on the way to school everyday - where I live in the Western World! - and risk not like risk elsewhere in the world. Where people are in danger of being shot down or bombed down - I feel spoiled western!

4. Sigrún Harðardóttir (Iceland)
Gaia Breathing, A pulse.
2:20 min / 2011

The constructive aspect of the creative forces of the earth.

Gaia in Action
2:20 min / 2011

The Eruption. The deconstructive but egally constructive aspect of the creative forces of the earth.

5. Thora Gunnarsdottir (Iceland)
4:03 min / 2013

A woman is standing in the snow wearing her high heals. What is she doing there? Who is she waiting for? Isn´t she cold? While visions of summer with blue skies, warmth and silhouette of passing flies are persistent.
Time passes with moments of reflection. Grey zones interpret things not said. The limbo between two known things. Whether it´s the intermediaries that people do not pay attention to or the traveling from one place to another. The neither, nor.

6. Elín Anna Þórisdóttir (Iceland)

Narrow, shiny, orange-pants barely cover her pussy lips. Uneasy calm in the
symmetric key. Heavy footsteps in the gravel, impulses in the middle. Jogger.
Magnetic Woman with a car and the earth. Rings themselves continually.
Everything revolves around the stakes. Breath jog signal is fast and deep. X is
suddenly flat out. Or what.

7. Óskar Ericsson (Iceland)
In Side, video installation

In Side tells a story of chaos in confinement.

8. Hlynur Helgason (Iceland)
Muligheder for at gennenga et slagteri, installation
16:26 min / 2003 

English title: Through the Slaughter/house
Through the Slaughter/house was originally made for an exhibition of experimental art organized in a derelict slaughterhouse in Lemvig, Denmark. It is a documentation of a passage through all the doorways of the slaughterhouse, a sequence of 10 second shots where the camera goes through each door in both directions, the shots being shown simultaneously side by side. The order of the images is random in the edit, creating a labyrinthine passage through the building. Initially it was presented as a metaphorical reaction to the 2003 atrocities happening in Iraq.

9. Bjargey Ólafsdóttir (Iceland)
3:00 min / 1998

Jean is a passionate love story.  A male narrator describes the course of his feelings, from falling in love to being totally possessed by jealousy.  Abstract sequences accompany his storytelling and indicate his ambiguous emotions.  In between, we catch a glimpse of the beautiful woman, Jean, jumping up and down, laughing.

10. Una Lorenzen (Iceland)
In The crack
8:00 min / 2009

At night the hidden folks come out of the rocks and dance with the glacial river. But tracks in the snow lead to some unforeseen events.
A film inspired by a walk I took in 2006 in the Icelandic highlands, Kárahnjúkar. Today the vast amount of land has turned into a giant reservoir.

11. Habby Ósk (Iceland)
Forever us
4:30 min / 2012

The video, Forever us, deals with the fluctuating dynamics of relationships, devotion, destruction and keeping the faith. In Forever Us, two candles controlled by two hands, attempt to keep a flame between them alive. Simultaneously the flame is destroying the candles. At times the flame grows strong and seems eternal, other times it becomes frail
and what is left is faith. In the end the candle’s devotion turns into their destruction.

12. Auður Arna Oddgeirsdóttir (Iceland)
Memento Mori Dimethyltryptamine
6:30 min / 2013

Dimethyltryptamine(DMT) the spirit molucule
Your brain's pineal gland produces N-N-DMT, melatonin and 5_MEO-DMT while you sleep each night. it is present in small amounts in the bloodstream of all human beings. Medical research indicates that at the moment of death, the melatonin and serotonin in the brain will break-down into DMT after oxygen stops circulating, so each of us may enter the ultimate natural DMT trip at the moment of death. 
Why is DMT in our body, what is DMT role in humans?
What Is the nature of the reality, what is the nature of our minds, what is the function of the mind that we can so quickly shift in these alternate reality.

13. Sari Cedergren (Iceland)
2:43 min / 2012
This piece is about mans perspective of that which lies on the boundaries of stillness and movement. The way we experience space, time and surroundings with our senses; sight and hearing as well as with memories and emotions. The motion in stillness, as it turns into stillness in motion. How an external motion becomes an internal motion.

14. Selma Hreggviðsdóttir (Iceland)
5:06 min / 2013

The launch of a ship carries a feeling of promise. What once was a symbol for prosperity, pride and efficiency is now only a distant token of the golden age of the Glasgow ship building industry.

15. Kristin Scheving (Iceland)
Paralells, video Installation

Traveling is not something that is so unusual in our time but going somewhere and staying for a while is different. In my work I have tried to approach traveling with different way of registrating what is happening around me with trying to registrate the ´feeling´ itself! Not the beauty of the landscape around me but the feeling within myself.

16. Elísabet Brynhildardóttir (Iceland)
Prevaling Rhythm
2:00 min / 2012 

never letting go, never oriented, flashing in the blue continueously.

17. Sally and Mo (Iceland)
5:41 min

Uglimolla is about beauty and serenity. Sally and Mo strive to be both. They experiment on how best to achieve beauty and serenity. Maybe in the white driven snow and the brisk air of winter. Through their gayety they encounter that things change on the spur of the moment and life is after all meant to be fun.

18. Thora Solveig Bergsteinsdottir (Iceland), in collaboration with Ema Nik Thomas (IR)
sparse silence
3:49 min / 2012

Sparse silence shows a human body moving in a lava landscape.
The piece deals with the relationship between the human body and the landscape. The body is a landscape in itself within a bigger surrounding landscape, they affect one another.
‘Touched, while touching our landscapes merge’.

19. Viktoría Guðnadóttir
Kindur, video installation
1:51 min / 2011  

When they have the chance they go sit together on a good place. And just sit and chew, constantly.

Kristín Helga Káradóttir, performance.

Curator´s statement:

When selecting art work I think every curator does it in their own way. I have selected these works mainly because of the artists themselves, I have worked with some of them for years and I think seeing how they develop in their art work is just as interesting as seeing the art work it self. With this selection I am doing in the middle of winter and just after New Year so there is this hope in the air, Light will return after long days of darkness. In some of the work the artists are also working with that, hope, waiting for time to pass, humor and not to take life too seriously (like one of my artist group said was their rule of working). I hope this selection will give people, a little space to dream, see the other side, plan for the future and enjoy the moment.

Kristín Scheving

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